Sunday, December 23, 2012

Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

Growing up, my Aunt Margie made the best Christmas cookies. My favorite was her cream cheese chocolate chip cookies. Every year, I looked forward to those tangy and light cookies. They were so pillowy and soft. When I was old enough, she shared the recipe with me, but I lost it. With no way to recover it, I had to hunt down another recipe. I am sad to say while these are yummy and soft chocolate chip cookies, they are missing that tangy flavor I remember and not as cakey as the ones from my childhood. 

Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies
Source: adapted from Bakingblonde

2 cups plus 3 tablespsoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 and 1/2 sticks butter (melted and cooled)
6 oz. cream cheese (softened)
1 cup brown sugar (packed)
1/2 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla1
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup mix chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt, and set aside.
Beat butter and cream cheese together on medium-high until smooth. 
Add sugars and vanilla, and beat until combined. 
Cool cookies on baking sheets for a few minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Add flour mixture, and beat on  low until incorporated.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Drop dough onto baking sheets, and bake for 12 - 14 minutes until edges are light brown.

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