It’s a big call, but I have to say that these Cream Cheese Choc Chip Cookies are quite possibly the BEST chocolate chip cookies I have EVER tasted. The secret to this recipe is the addition of cream cheese and corn flour which help to gives these cookies their soft and chewy texture. Another secret to their deliciousness is to chill the dough in the fridge for at least an hour which will then help these Cream Cheese and Choc Chip Cookies to hold their shape whilst cooking.
To make these soft and chewy Cream Cheese and Choc Chip Cookies you will need:
75g of cream cheese – softened
75g of butter – softened
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 cup of brown sugar
2 cups of plain flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
2 teaspoons of corn flour
1 cup of coconut
250g of milk chocolate chips
Let’s put it together!
1. Line two baking tray with baking paper.
2. Place the softened butter, cream cheese, vanilla extract and brown sugar into the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat on a medium to high speed for 2 – 3 minutes until the mixture has combined and is smooth and creamy. Please note the mixing time may vary depending on the temperature of your ingredients.
3. Add the eggs one at a time and beat well before adding each addition.
4. Remove the mixing bowl from the stand and sift over the flour, corn flour and baking powder, before adding the coconut and place the bowl back onto the stand to mix for a further 2 minutes on a low speed until combined.
5. Add the chocolate chips and stir through.
6. Cover the bowl with cling wrap and place into the fridge for 1 hour to firm.
7. Preheat your oven to 190 degrees.
8. Use a tablespoon to scoop up the cooled cookie dough mixture and roll into balls. Place the dough balls onto your prepared trays, leaving a 2 – 3 cm space between each one.
9. Place the trays into the oven and bake for 9 – 10 minutes until the cookies are just beginning to brown and are still soft to touch.
10. Carefully remove the baking trays from the oven and let the cookies cool on the trays for 5 minutes before carefully transferring them to a wire rack to completely cool.
Do you add a secret ingredient to your chocolate chip cookies?