Friday, May 10, 2013

Cream cheese cherry-choc chip cookies

Yesterday I needed to throw together cookies in a hurry, and didn't have enough butter defrosted, but I did have 1/2 package of cream cheese.  From there, a new recipe evolved based on my normal chocolate chip cookie recipe.  It went about like this...

4 oz. cream cheese, softened
3/8 C brown sugar
3/8 C white sugar
1 tsp vanilla 
1/8 tsp almond extract (Don't skip this!)
1 large egg
1 3/16 C flour (measure 1 1/4 C but scoop out a spoonful)
1/2 tsp baking soda
3 dashes of salt
1/2 C milk chocolate chips
1/2 C cherry chips

Cream together the cream cheese, sugars, extracts, and egg.  Mix in the flour, soda, salt, and then the chips. This will NOT look like the texture of normal cookie dough.  The dough is more...elastic.

Parchment paper recommended even with non stick cookie sheets.  My cookies stuck.  Put small spoonfuls on a cookie sheet.  They hold their shape so you can space them closely.  Bake at 375 degrees for 9-10 minutes, cool on sheet for 2-3 minutes.

These are very chewy and have a good flavor.  If you're trying to use up some melted chocolate, you should try dipping a few of the cookies.  :-)


Amy said...

Sounds delicious, but I think my kids would complain about the cherry chips - I would love them.

Dianna said...

Mmm, those look lovely. Especially the one dipped in chocolate. Great idea!