I heard about these cookies, and I wasn’t sure why you might want to put cream cheese in chocolate chip cookies.
I had to find out of course, so I made them:
These cookies have a different flavor than your average chocolate chip cookie, kind of tangy—and they’re soft!
I also made some with M&Ms.
Why? Because I was bored.
Or maybe because I needed a splash of color.
Or I wanted variety.
I’m not really sure what made me do that.
Whatever the reason, it was a good idea because we liked them even more!
And they’re bite-sized, so they’re a perfect snack.
As long as you can get them before your kids eat them all.
You can always play “Rock, Paper, Scissors” to see who gets the last ones– although I never win in my house.
I played with my 3-year-old recently, and when we said “shoot,” I put up a rock, and he put up a gun. What?? And, well, a gun shoots a rock.
So I thought I’d be cool and use that trick with my 9-year-old. But when I put up my gun, he put up a force field. Really??
Apparently, nothing can enter a force field, and so I lost again.
So, in summary– make these cookies because they’re good, and don’t play
Rock, Paper, Scissors for them.
Just hide some for yourself instead!
Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies (adapted from bakeorbreak.com)
- 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 8 ounces low fat cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1-1/2 cups chocolate chips (or M&Ms)
Beat butter, cream cheese, sugar, and brown sugar until fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
Mix in vanilla.
In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add to mixture in first bowl, mixing until almost combined.
Add chocolate chips (or M&Ms), stirring until dough is thoroughly mixed.
Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto prepared pans.
Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned. (They almost seemed undercooked when I took them out, but were perfect once they cooled.)
Cool cookies completely on pan on wire racks.