Just look at it... Does that not look delicious? They are moist, soft and so chocolatey. These cookies are cake-like, but they aren't... They ARE so soft. And best of all, these cookies are fantastic fresh out of the oven and fantastic when they are cooled.
Would you like to know the secret? (I'm just going to assume you said yes!) It's cream cheese. Yes. That magical ingredient that makes bagels fantastic, eventually makes cookies magical too.
- 1 stick of butter, softened
- 1/4 cup of cream cheese
- 3/4 cup of brown sugar
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla
- 2 teaspoons of cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 2 1/4 cups of flour
- 2 1/4 cups of chocolate chips
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt (it's optional)
In your mixing bowl, you want to combined the cream cheese, butter, egg, vanilla, and sugars. Mix them until it's light and fluffy.
Next, you add the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, cornstarch, and salt.) You mix it until it's just combined. I forgot to take a picture of the next couple of steps.
After it's all combined, you add the chocolate chips! Then, you scoop the dough onto cookie sheets. But, it's not time to bake them. You let them chill in the freezer for a little while. The recipe said to let them freeze for at least 2 hours, but being the non-patient person I am, I let them freeze for a little more than an hour. They still turned out excellent! Perhaps next time, I'll investigate if they puff up more the longer they've been in the freezer.
Anyway, after they have been chilling however long you can wait, they bake in an oven at 350°F for 8 to 9 minutes. They are done when the edges are slightly golden.
This recipe gets 5 out of 5 cat whiskers! I found the recipe here.