Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

cream cheese chocolate chip cookiesWe had a great Thanksgiving this year, all except the souvenirs we all seemed to have brought home with us. I estimate there were no fewer than 3 different colds kicking around among us, and the one that followed us home is just no fun at all. Sitting and staring vaguely into space between coughing fits is a singularly inefficient way to get any blogging done. But then, the fog lifted for a moment, and I realized that I can probably rely on my lack of organization and find a recipe that is all tested and shot, and nearly ready to go.

Sure enough – I had come up with this delightful version of chocolate chip cookies back in September, but never got around to posting it. It’s almost like I planned it, right? Which is a good thing when your tastebuds have gone on strike, and your smeller went with them. I have no interest in cooking food that I can’t enjoy, and even less in cooking if I have to take a little nap on the kitchen floor between each step.

These are a cake type cookie, rather than my usual crispy-chewy ones, with a tender, dense texture sparked with a burst of orange peel that sets off the rich chocolate perfectly. Another huge plus for me, is that they actually taste better a few days later, as the orange flavor really blooms after awhile – handy for this busy time of year, when leaving things to the last minute isn’t always convenient.

One important step is to make sure your cream cheese is very soft – if it is frim at all, you will have a much harder time getting it to incorporate with the butter and sugar.

Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies
A cake type chocolate chip cookie with the added spark of fresh orange flavor!
Recipe type: Cookies - Drop Cookies
Serves: 3 dozen cookies
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  • 6 ounces very soft cream cheese
  • 4 ounces soft butter
  • 1 & ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Fresh zest of a large orange
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 & ½ cups bittersweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 350º. Line heavy baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Beat the cream cheese and butter together.
  3. Add the sugar and beat until fluffy and light.
  4. Add the eggs and beat well, followed by the vanilla and orange zest.
  5. Add the flour, baking powder & salt and beat until well combined.
  6. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  7. Using a medium cookie scoop, portion the cookies onto the prepared sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes Cool on a rack – store at room temp in a tightly sealed container for up to a week, freeze for longer storage.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cookie

plate oc cream cheese chocolate chip cookies
See? Just imagine that – melty chocolate and lots of yummy orange flavor. Did I mention that you can even warm them back up to serve if you like? brokenccccSee you in a few days – when I hope I will be feeling a little less whiny. Have a great weekend!

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