Seriously? Cream Cheese in a cookie? When I saw this recipe, I knew it would be good! I was so confident of it's potential goodness that I doubled the recipe! I'm glad I did! We now have 60 of these little beauties in our freezer ... ok, maybe not quite 60 as we ate a number of them straight out of the oven ... but many many delicious cookies are packed in little ziplock bags ready for our lunches!
One of my pet peeves with baking cookies is that they always flatten. These, they didn't budge, not even a little bit! AND I LOVE THAT!
Here's how I made mine ...
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
115g cream cheese, softened
1&1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup organic (if you like) raw sugar
4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
4 &1/2 cups bakers flour (any flour will do)
4 teaspoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons baking soda
a couple pinches of salt
250g white choc chips
250g milk choc chips
Preheat oven to 180C/350F.
In your mixer, beat butter and cream cheese together. Add sugars and beat some more. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Make sure everything is well combined.
Add remaining ingredients, minus the choc chips. Mix until just combined. Don't mix too hard or your cookies will be tough. Now stir in the choc chips.
Grab your baking sheets and line with baking paper. I used a small ice cream scoop and was able to fit 15 cooking on each long rectangular tray. Next time I think I'll fit more as they don't spread AT ALL!
Bake for 8-10 minutes. You want them to start to brown but just a little bit. Remove to a wire rack. Make sure you eat a few straight out of the oven ... but not all of them, remember, this makes 60!!
Save some to get you through the week, and freeze the rest, ready for school/work lunches!!