In preparation for a Christmas Cookie Party tonight, I started out testing some new cookie recipes! These Softbatch Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies were a big hit at my house, and they are oh so chewy! I am throwing away any other Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe I ever made, sorry grandma. The soft and chewy aspect makes them perfect little Chocolate Chip explosions!
More Christmas Cookie Recipes to come next week, and more on the Christmas Cookie Party this weekend! Get in the Holiday Spirit, and bake up some sweets for your loved ones!
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
2 oz cream cheese, softened (use cream cheese in a block, not fat free, light, or whipped), softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used minis)
1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or use a Silpat.
Cream together butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add sugar and beat until well combined. Add egg, and vanilla, and mix well.
Add the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt, and mix until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips and peanuts.
Drop by rounded spoonful onto your cookie sheet. These do not spread much, so you can fit at least a dozen and a half on a sheet. Bake for 6-8 minutes until just starting to brown on top.
Remove from oven and enjoy with a glass of milk.
Makes 24+ cookies.