Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies | A Nerd Cooks
Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies
Servings: 24 cookies
Ingredients
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, plus more for topping
  • sea salt, for sprinkling on top
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set them aside.

  2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and cream cheese together until they are smooth.

  4. Add the sugars, egg, and vanilla extract and cream together for 4-5 minutes, or until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  5. In a couple of batches, add the dry ingredients to the wet. Mix until they just come together, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary. Fold in the chocolate chips.

  6. Using a cookie scoop, drop the dough onto the prepared baking sheets. Press the tops down lightly with your hand, press in a few extra chocolate chips, and top with a sprinkling of sea salt.

  7. Bake 8-10 minutes, or just until the tops appear to be dry. They will continue to firm up as they cool. 

  8. Allow the cookies to cool for 5-7 minutes on the cookie sheet before removing them to a wire rack to finish cooling completely.