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Chocolate Chip and Cream Cheese Cookies

Updated on April 10, 2015
chocolate chip cookie with cream cheese
chocolate chip cookie with cream cheese

One of the advantages of living in a big city like Tokyo is the easy access to the best foods from around the world, especially when it comes to decadent sweets. Looking for the best french pastries and English scones? They can be found practically everywhere. How about the flakiest of buttery croissants or the best french macarons in incredible flavors? Too easy. But trying to find American-style desserts done really well is one of the hardest tasks I've encountered since coming to Japan.

I started baking my own chocolate chip cookies out of necessity. I seem to suffer from periodical cravings for American sweets and sometimes hopping on the train all the way across town to Costco isn't an option.

Today I had a box of cream cheese that I needed to use up and decided what it would taste like in my cookies that I were about to bake. Surprisingly my cookies came out moister than usual and the cubes of cream cheese added a cheesecake-like flavor to them. To put it simply, you get tastes of chocolate and cheesecake in every cookie!

I can't say whether I like these cookies better than simple chocolate chip ones, but my friend who loves cheesecake says these cookies absolutely rock!

*Photo taken by myself

  • Prep time: 5 min
  • Cook time: 20 min
  • Ready in: 25 min
  • Yields: 40-50 cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cups canola oil
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup cream cheese cut into small cubes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl.
  3. In another bowl, beat oil, brown and white sugars and vanilla extract until creamy.
  4. Beat eggs into mixture.
  5. Gradually add in the flour mixture.
  6. Mix in the chocolate chips.
  7. Fold in the cream cheese cubes.
  8. Roll into small balls and place onto cookie sheet.
  9. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until edges are golden brown.

Let Me Know What You Think

5 stars from 1 rating of Chocolate Chip and Cream Cheese Cookies
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What are you favorite cookies? Please feel free to leave your comments here. Thanks for visiting!

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      Susan Deppner 2 years ago from Arkansas USA

      This recipe sounds absolutely heavenly! I hope to give it a try real soon. Can't wait!

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      tcaldy 3 years ago

      I think my kids will be trying a new snack next week.

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      Mary Crowther 3 years ago from Havre de Grace

      Oh my, sounds so good!

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 3 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      I love chocolate chip cookies! (Or any chocolate-flavored dessert!)

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      Elsie Hagley 3 years ago from New Zealand

      Yes I could enjoy these, a taste of cheese and chocolate sounds good me.

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 3 years ago from Lakewood New York

      You always come up with the best recipes nice job as always:)

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      Lynn Klobuchar 3 years ago from Minneapolis, Minnesota

      These sound fabulous and it seems that Merrci has done our testing! I am going to see if I can put a gluten free spin on these. Thanks so much for sharing.

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Okay Shinichi, I just made them. Tested one still warm from the oven. The are scrumptious! The cream cheese adds a delicious light (not sure that's the right word) flavor to the richness of choc chips. I believe I would give you a score of 10 out of 10!

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      Mommie-Moola 3 years ago

      Love cookies in general :)

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      georgepmoola2 3 years ago

      Excellent lens. Trying now not to get a craving.

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      chrisilouwho 3 years ago

      oh my goodness! these look amazing! I think they may end up as my new favourite chocolate chip cookie recipe. thanks for sharing!

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      Ruthi 3 years ago

      I have never had chocolate chip cookies made with cream cheese so I shall be trying your recipe soon as this sounds delicious!

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 3 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      Chocolate Chip are my favorite so I'm in love with this cookie. I must try these.Thanks for sharing this on the Desserts and Goodies FB Page! :)

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Oooh, what a good idea! They look and sound so good. May have to try this this afternoon!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Wishing I had some cream cheese on hand. Will try your recipe soon.