Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies. Photo: Diana Rattray
  • 22 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Yield: 2 1/2 to 3 Dozen (serves 12)
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These cream cheese chocolate cookies are soft cookies with wonderful texture and flavor. The addition of cream cheese along with the butter gives these chocolate chip cookies a rich, dense, cake-like texture. 

The cookie dough is versatile, too. Instead of chocolate chips, use part peanut butter chips or white chocolate chips. Or make them raisins and a dash of spice flavor. See the tips and variations for more.

The recipe makes about 2 1/2 dozen, and it can be doubled easily for 5 to 6 dozen cookies.

What You'll Need

  • 4 ounces
  • cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 4 ounces butter (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/4 cup sugar (granulated)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups flour (all-purpose)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

How to Make It

Heat oven to 350 F (180 F C/Gas 4).  Grease a cookie sheet, spray with nonstick cooking spray, or line with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

In a mixing bowl with electric mixer, beat cream cheese, butter, and the granulated and brown sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla until smooth. Slowly beat in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Fold the chocolate chips into the dough.

Drop the dough by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet(s), leaving about 1 inch between cookies. These cookies spread very little. Bake for 10 to 14 minutes, or until the cookies are set and lightly browned around the edges.

Makes about 2 1/2 to 3 dozen cookies.

Tips and Variations

  • Add about 1/2 cup of chopped pecans or walnuts to the cookies for the extra texture and flavor.
  • Replace the semisweet chocolate chips with milk chocolate chips, or replace half of them with peanut butter or white chocolate chips.
  • Cream Cheese Raisin Cookies - Add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon to the dough along with 1 cup of raisins and chopped nuts, if desired.

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 278
Total Fat 18 g
Saturated Fat 10 g
Unsaturated Fat 6 g
Cholesterol 106 mg
Sodium 202 mg
Carbohydrates 24 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 5 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)