Chocolate chip cookies piled in a square white bowl with three cookies and a few chocolate chips to the side all on a white and grey marble surface

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!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Refrigeration Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 25 cookies
Calories 211kcal
Author Stephanie Lynch



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


  • 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 the dough with beeswax or plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours or up to 5 days before baking
  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • 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


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 118mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1.6mg