Thursday, January 16, 2014

Very Special Chocolate Chip Cookies? ... with Cream Cheese!

I know that my husband and son love chocolate chips cookies...

That is why I like to bake many types of chocolate chip cookies at here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here to make them happy.

Like my previous bakes, my husband and son also love these chocolate chip cookies. However, unlike my previous bakes, they reckon that these chocolate chip cookies are different... These cookies taste really special!

Special? How special? See this... This is the note that my husband wrote to me:

"Just in case that I forget, these cookies are DELICIOUS!!!!!
You should make more"

These chocolate chip cookies are special being the soft kind with nice cake-like centre and milky fragrance. What is the special ingredient that make these cookies so special? It's CREAM CHEESE!!!

Besides the milky cream cheese cookies that I have baked previously, this cream cheese chocolate chip cookies recipe from Just a Taste is as good as the milky cream cheese cookies or even better with the addition of chocolate chips! Google is right that these cream cheese chocolate chip cookies from Just a Taste are truly delicious and in fact, very special too!

Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies
Very Yummy Special Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cream cheese is the special ingredient!
Like most cookies recipes, mixing this batter is easy.
Chill cookie dough for at least 2 hours before baking
I was enjoying the milky fragrance of these freshly baked cookies...
Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies
What can I say? Only homemade cookies can be special :)

Here's the recipe from Just a Taste
(with my modification and notes in blue)

Yield about 3 dozen cookies
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda

(replaced with baking powder)
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temp
1/4 cup cream cheese, at room temp
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

(replaced with vanilla paste)
2 large eggs
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

(I used Callebaut callets with 54% cocoa)

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter, cream cheese, sugar, light brown sugar and vanilla extract until light and fluffy, about 2 mins, scraping down the sides as needed. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the (sifted) flour mixture, beating to combine, then stir in the chocolate chips.

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate the dough for a minimum of 2 hours and up to 3 days.

When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 375°F (or 170°C fan forced) and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpats.

Drop 2- to 3-tbsp mounds of dough onto the baking sheets, spacing the mounds at least 2 inches apart.

Bake the cookies for 9 to 11 mins, or until golden brown. Cool the cookies on the baking sheets for 2 minutes then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Note: Using half amount of the recipe, I have baked 24 cookies at 170°C fan forced for 10 mins.

Happy Baking
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  1. Indeed very interesting chocolate chips cookies...with cream cheese, although I can imagine how these cookies must taste...and the texture looks great.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe Zoe and hope you are having a fabulous week :D

  2. Hi Zoe,
    I was wondering whether when are you posting your next choc chip cookies! Hahaha!
    This sounds good. My kids would like this, even though they prefer crispy cookies, but with cream cheese, I'm sure they would sapu everything!
    I have not made anymore cookies as yet, hopefully these few days.
    Have a great and delicious weekend.

  3. I recently made cream cheese choc chip cookies too! :) Couldn't agree more- delicious and it's better to make more :D

  4. can't wait to try...
    thanks for sharing... =P

  5. Oh gawd, you have so many chocolate chip cookies recipe, I don't know which one to follow..
    I like the basic chocolate chip one, then I also like the peanut butter one..
    And now, I like the cream cheese one also.. All also I loike !

  6. I just love cream cheese cookies.

  7. Hi Zoe
    Can't reach your cookies. But your chocolate cookies always make me happy by looking at it :D

  8. Omg! Cream cheese and chocolate chip cookies are my favourite! Im so wanna go back and try this recipe now! Looks so good! Thank you for sharing, Zoe! :)

  9. Hi Zoe , two words , yummy and delicious , thanks for sharing :)

  10. Hi Zoe

    Looking at the melted chocolate oozing out from the cookies, it's so divine. When are you going to send me some..hahah

  11. Cream cheese choc chip cookies, must be very good. I must give this recipe a go. Thanks for sharing Zoe. Must say all your cookies look super delicious.

  12. ok ok! i hear you! i WILL BAKE THESE FOR SURE! yipeeeeee

  13. I agree your Home made choco chip cookies are the best. Cookies made to perfection.

  14. adding cream cheese is a good the way, is the cookies soft?

  15. Cream cheese in choc chip cookies .... sounds delicious!

  16. Oh yes, these are very special indeed! The last picture says it all, just luscious! Wish it would jump out of the screen to go with my coffee now :)

  17. Wow! chocolate chips cookies with cream favorite too

  18. The texture of these looks soooo good! Cream cheese can be such a magical ingredient :)

  19. Cream cheese cookies sound great!!! 0ne dozen for me please :))

  20. Zoe, chocolate and cream cheese are definitely another lethal combi!! I love chocolate chip cookies just like your family :) give me some!!

  21. By golly, you are really tempting us, Zoe! This looks too delicious not to I am saving this recipe! ^.^

  22. It's been a while since I baked cookies. Love adding cream cheese to the recipe and the chocolate chip cookies looks so tempting :)

  23. These cookies look wonderful Zoe! Love the cream cheese and chocolate chips in here - they sound amazing!

  24. Hello there! I really shouldn't browse your blog while I'm hungry! Now I'm even hungrier! The chocolate chips look nice and melty fresh out of the oven!

  25. I'm now seriously craving cookies zoe...pity cant reach in to the screen and grab theses! those melting choc pics..swoon :)

  26. Totally agree that homemade pastries are the best! Wish I could put in more effort in baking........

  27. Must be very crispy and yummy. I never try any cream cheese cookies before. Nice bake, Zoe.

  28. By looking at it, indeed a very special chocolate chips cookies! I want some. Anyway, wishing you and family Very Happy Chinese New Year.

  29. look like the best ever chips this side of heaven.

  30. Hi Zoe,

    Thanks for sharing. I've tried the recipe and they were yummy. However, I could not get the same effect as shown in your beautiful pics. They did not have the 'crackling, cookie effect'. Wondered where did I go wrong....please shed some light. Thanks.

    1. Hi Yu Shan,

      I hope that you can elaborate more when you said that you can't see any "cracking" look inside your cookies? I wonder what are the textures you see inside your cookies? Smoother or dried? I reckon baking time and temperature is critical to achieve the kind of cookies you want.

      Your oven might be a little different from mine and you probably wish to bake with a little less or more time or also little higher or lower temperature to get the best texture that you like. Cheers!


  31. Zoe , you're such a bad influence lol Cream cheese in cookies sounds awesome ! Okay , let me grab some first ;D

  32. Gosh, who doesn't like chocolate chip cookies? Don't believe I've ever had one with cream cheese, though. We gotta try these! Thanks.

  33. okay! I'm convinced! this is a must try! thks for sharing and linking this up to LTU cheese, Zoe!

  34. These would be impossible to resist. I'd eat a dozen.