Cookie deliciousness (cream cheese chocolate chip cookies)

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I’ve read so many great food blogs lately that I’ve gotten excited about starting my own!  My husband Dave came up with the name–I wanted something that would reflect the main topic of food, as well as my interest in the science of food and cooking.

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I had a professor once who started his course by discussing the physics of crumbly cookies. That same day, he brought us cookies that his wife had made. They were these delicious cream cheese chocolate chip cookies, and I’ve been wanting to make them since. This seemed like the perfect way to start my blog!

I love chocolate chip cookies. And I love cream cheese. I think these cookies are quite delicious. Dave isn’t as impressed, but he’s not as in to cream cheese as I am.  Regardless, these will be a nice change from my regular chocolate chip cookie routine.  I know the final result will be good when I can’t resist the dough!

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Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes about 4 dozen cookies

2½ cups (12.5 ounces) unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
16 tablespoons (2 sticks) butter, softened
8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
¾ cup (5.25 ounces) light brown sugar
¾ cup (5.25 ounces) granulated sugar
1 egg
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups (12 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips

1. Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 375 degrees.  Whisk the flour, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl; set aside.  Beat the butter, cream cheese, and sugars until creamy; add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined.  Add the flour mixture and mix until just combined.  Stir in the chocolate chips.

2. Drop dough by 1-inch spoonfuls onto cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart.  Bake until brown around edges and center is set. 8-10 minutes.  Cool on a cookie sheet for 2 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


  1. Hello Bridget!

    Congratulations on your first post! The site looks good and the cookies look even better. How cream-cheesy are they? I like cream cheese, but not usually in conjunction with sweet flavors. Also, how many does this recipe make?

  2. Jason says:

    Hey Bridget.

    Be careful, you will become a pro blogger!

    BTW, the cookies look great! Hopefully we’ll see you at x-mas!

  3. These cookies look delish! I’d like to know how much they actually taste like cream cheese though?

  4. bridget says:

    I thought they were actually pretty cream cheesey. That was great for me, but it was too much for my husband.

  5. bakingblonde says:

    These are great! I gave my sister the recipe and she made some for a family party last weekend. They were moist and delicious!!

  6. These looks really good!! I just bookmarked the recipe.

  7. I made cream cheese chocolate chip cookies, too! And the funny thing is, they’re also my first blog post 🙂 Hope you don’t mind the copycat.

  8. I made these cookies and love them! My husband likes them a lot too. Thank you for the recipe and I know I will continue to use it in the future! Tracy

  9. I’m making these cookies today, before the chocolate chips get eaten by my family. I make a creamcheese sugar cookie at christmas time(their the first to go) so im looking forward to see how these turn out. thatnks for the blog!Sharon..

  10. Leslie says:

    I am a novice baker, apx how long should these cookies stay in the oven?

  11. bridget says:

    Leslie – They’ll bake for about 8-10 minutes. Sorry that information was excluded from the original recipe; I’ll update it.

  12. Karen says:

    Very moist………delicious! I do taste the cream cheese, but I think that that adds to it. I will definitely make these again! Thanks for sharing.

  13. I can’t wait to try these…. Jude

  14. Chelsey says:

    Found this recipe on pinterest & decided to make right away. These are amazing! Probably the lightest, fluffiest cookie I’ve ever had & the flavor is incredible. Thank you so much for sharing!

  15. Barbara Cooper says:

    Oh my gosh, these look wonderful!! I will be trying them this weekend and let you know how long they last with my husband and grandkids! 🙂