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Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe for soft baked Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies takes a classic chocolate chip cookie up just a notch with the addition of cream cheese. This recipe for chocolate chip cookies using cream cheese creates a soft baked cookie with just a little tang!

If you love chocolate chip cookies as much as I do, be sure to check out my Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies, Sesame Chocolate Chip Cookies, or my Rye Chocolate Chip Cookies.

cream cheese chocolate chip cookies
cream cheese chocolate chip cookies

Why You'll Love This Recipe

You will love these chocolate chip cookies using cream cheese! This recipe for Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies make a soft baked cookie that has just a little bit of tang to it! These cookies go perfect with a big glass of milk for a little after lunch treat.

And something I realized after I made and photographed these cookies is that these simple chocolate chip cookies using cream cheese make the perfect cookies for ice cream sandwiches! With summer on its way, this is the best kind of cookie to bake because you can easily make them into ice cream sandwiches.

Their soft baked texture makes these the perfect cookie to use for ice cream sandwiches as they would be great frozen, but they are also soft and perfect for fresh made ice cream sandwiches. I will be using these cookies in ice cream sandwiches a lot this summer, I can already tell!

cream cheese chocolate chip cookies

Ingredients for Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

Organic Valley Salted Butter

Homemade Organic Dark Brown Sugar

Wholesome Organic Cane Sugar

Simply Organic Vanilla Extract

Organic Valley Large Eggs

Organic Valley Cream Cheese

Cairnspring Mills Organic All Purpose Flour (use code MIMIORGANIC15 for 15% off your order!)

Nuts.com Organic Dark Chocolate Chips

Baking Soda

Frontier Co-Op Fine Sea Salt

cream cheese chocolate chip cookies

Tools Needed

Stand Mixer (or hand mixer will work)

Parchment Paper (get my favorite nontoxic parchment paper and get 10% off with MIMIBAKES)

Baking Sheet Half Sheet Pan (use code MIMIBAKES for 10% off my favorite stainless steel sustainable bakeware!)

cream cheese chocolate chip cookies
cream cheese chocolate chip cookies

How to Make Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

Step 1

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter, dark brown sugar, cane sugar, and vanilla extract. Cream butter and sugar for 5 minutes, until it looks light and fluffy.

Add the egg, cream cheese, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and sea salt in that order. Mix on low until combined. Add the chocolate chips and mix to combine.

Step 3

Form the cookie dough into 12 balls and place on the prepared baking sheet. Flatten them just slightly so they are about 2-inches in diameter. Place the baking sheet in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Step 4

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Transfer half the cookie dough to the second baking sheet, spread out the dough balls evenly on each baking sheet.

Step 5

Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until golden brown around the edges. Allow to cool completely on the baking sheets.

cream cheese chocolate chip cookies

Why organic?

Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

cream cheese chocolate chip cookies

Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe by MimiDifficulty: Easy
Makes

12

cookies

Soft baked chocolate chip cookies using cream cheese! This easy cookie recipe for Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies makes the best cookies for ice cream sandwiches!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (113 grams) organic salted butter, softened

  • 113 grams (1/2 cup) packed organic dark brown sugar

  • 57 grams (1/4 cup) organic cane sugar

  • 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract

  • 1 organic large egg

  • 57 grams (1/4 cup) organic cream cheese

  • 255 grams (2 cups) organic all purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

  • 198 grams (1 cup) organic dark chocolate chips

Directions

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter, dark brown sugar, cane sugar, and vanilla extract. Cream butter and sugar for 5 minutes, until it looks light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg, cream cheese, flour, baking soda, and sea salt in that order. Mix on low until combined. Add the chocolate chips and mix to combine.
  • Form the cookie dough into 12 balls and place on the prepared baking sheet. Flatten them just slightly so they are about 2-inches in diameter. Place the baking sheet in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Transfer half the cookie dough to the second baking sheet, spread out the dough balls evenly on each baking sheet.
  • Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until golden brown around the edges. Allow to cool completely on the baking sheets.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 7 days.

Notes

  • Gluten Free – Replace the all purpose flour with 269 grams (1 3/4 cups) organic gluten free flour blend.
  • High Altitude – Bake at 375°F for 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.
  • Add more chocolate chips on top of your dough balls before baking to get those glossy chocolate chips (like I have in the photos)!

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