The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies You'll Ever Eat Recipe

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies I’ve Ever Eaten

Chocolate Chip Cookies made with cream cheese and refrigerated before cooking are the best I've ever had. Soft, chewy, and easy to make!

Oh my goodness, I found a new cookie recipe thanks to Pinterest and these are the BEST chocolate chip cookies I have ever eaten! Seriously. They are soft and chewy and chocolatey and oh so good… and even better, they stay that way for a couple of days, if they last that long!

These cookies go so fast. As with most recipes I make, I learned a few things the first couple of times I made these cookies, and have adjusted the recipe accordingly.


I get compliments all the time about how soft the chocolate chip cookies are. This is my go-to recipe if I ever have to bring a dessert somewhere. Most people are shocked when they find out the secret ingredient: cream cheese!

Ok, now that I have your mouth watering, I’ll get on to the recipe. Oh, and just a word of warning, the dough has to chill for at least two hours, so these aren’t quite an impulse bake like I usually do.

Step by Step

If you have a stand mixer, use the paddle attachment to combine the butter, cream cheese, brown sugar, sugar, egg, and vanilla. If you don’t have a stand mixer, use an electric mixer. Trust me, these aren’t easy to mix by hand!

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies I've Ever Eaten

Scrap the sides of the bowl and slowly add the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt while stirring. 

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies I've Ever Eaten

Add the chocolate chips and either stir on slow with the paddle attachment or mix them in by hand with a spatula. You don’t want to use any type of whisk attachment or it can break up the chocolate chips (and dent your whisk!). 

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies I've Ever Eaten

Cover the bowl of dough and refrigerator for at least two hours or up to five days before baking. This is important! I tried to do without and the cookies were not as soft and chewy as when they are made with cold dough. 

When you are ready to bake the cookies, preheat the oven to 350F. 

Use a spoon or cookie scoop to get out about one tablespoon of dough. Roll it into a ball by hand, then flatten on a baking sheet. Note: the cookies do not spread out much at all, so they can be fairly close together. 

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies I've Ever Eaten

In between batches, make sure to put the dough back in the refrigerator. 

Bake for about 9 minutes, or until the edges are set and the tops are just beginning to set. It’s ok if they seem slightly undercooked. Do not bake longer than 10 minutes. 

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies I've Ever Eaten

Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the cookies set for at least 5 minutes before moving to a cooling rack to fully set. 

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies I've Ever Eaten

Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week. 

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies I've Ever Eaten

Recipe

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies I've Ever Eaten

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies made with cream cheese and refrigerated before cooking are the best I’ve ever had. Soft, chewy, and easy to make!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Refrigeration Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, cookies
Servings: 25 cookies
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 2 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • In stand mixer, with paddle attachment, combine butter, cream cheese, sugars, egg, and vanilla. Beat for 5 minutes in a stand mixer or 7 with an electric hand mixer
  • Scrape sides of bowl and slowly add flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt while stirring
  • Add chocolate chips and stir slowly with mixer or fold in by hand
  • Cover dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours or up to 5 days before baking
  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Use spoon to scoop out dough and roll into a ball by hand, then flatten on baking sheet
  • In between batches, make sure to put the dough back in the refrigerator
  • Bake for 8-9 minutes, or until edges have set and tops are just beginning to set, even if slightly undercooked. Do not bake longer than 10 minutes
  • Remove from oven and leave on baking sheet for at least 5 minutes
  • Move cookies to a cooling rack until fully set
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week

Notes

Source: This recipe was slightly modified from the recipe found here: http://www.averiecooks.com/2013/06/softbatch-cream-cheese-chocolate-chip-cookies.html?utm_medium=viraltag-content-network&utm_source=viraltag-post&utm_campaign=Viraltag
Click the buttons below to share and print this recipe
Pin Recipe Print Recipe
Nutrition Facts
The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 211 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 87mg4%
Potassium 118mg3%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 160IU3%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Shop This Recipe

When making any recipe, it’s essential to make sure you have the correct equipment. The following items are hand-selected for this recipe and are all items I have personally used and/or recommend.

These are affiliate links. See disclosures for more information.

10 thoughts on “The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies I’ve Ever Eaten”

  1. I will have to make this one for my husband. He is a chocolate chip freak – but ONLY will touch GOOD ONES. If he goes to a store, buys a cookie and takes a bite and it’s not to his liking (which is mostly ALL THE TIME) he will spit out what he is chewing and throw the rest away! LOL! He’s a cookie snob 😉

  2. Chocolate chip cookies can be the way to warm up the soul. I love homemade ones more than I like store bought. These look like they would be absolutely delicious!

  3. These look delicious and I bet they are the hit of your holiday party too. I must confess though that I really love crunchy cookies. I’m the girl who leaves them in the oven a bit longer… Haha 🙂

  4. I live any cookie, but chocolate chip remains my favorite! I’ve never tried a chocolate chip cookie recipe with some of these ingredients, like cream cheese and cornstarch. I can’t wait to try this recipe and see how yummy it is!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.