Last night I was in the mood to bake something (…or maybe just in the mood to put off doing homework…which also may or may not be why I am writing this blog right now). I wasn’t going to go to the store to buy anything special to bake, so I didn’t know what I wanted to make with what I had laying around. What I did have laying around was a half block of cream cheese (leftover from hard pretzel jello a few weeks ago) in the fridge and half a bag of chocolate chips (I think leftover from the brownie bites I made for New Year’s) in the freezer (mmm love frozen chocolate chips!).
I have not gotten to the point in my life where I can just throw ingredients together and make something fabulous. So, I googled “cream cheese + chocolate chips.” I figured that a bunch of cheese cake recipes would show up and since I only had a half a block I wouldn’t have enough for any of those. But sure enough, a few results down, was a recipe for cream cheese chocolate chip cookies! AND it only required 4 ounces of cream cheese, which is what I had!
The recipe was from about.com. I think I have looked at recipes here before (they have everything on this site…about & ehow are where it’s at!) and they have been missing some steps or use ingredients that weren’t in the main list. But, this one seemed okay, so I decided to go for it.
One of my favorite desserts is cheesecake and I love cream cheese on bagels. I was in heaven when I ate some of the batter! I loved that I could definitely taste the cream cheese. I was a little worried after I put them in oven for 10 minutes and then they didn’t spread, but the bottoms were brown and the tops were starting to get some color too, so I knew that they were getting cooked.
These don’t spread out like a regular chocolate chip cookie. They basically stayed in the same shape that I had dropped them on the cookie sheet. This picture kind of looks like these cookies haven’t been cooked, but trust me, they have!
I didn’t eat one last night because it was too close to bedtime (and, I know, I know, not a good excuse, but chocolate and sugar keeps me awake!). I threw a baggie of them in my bag this morning on my way out and forgot about them until about 15 minutes ago. I think they are delicious (again because I love cream cheese). If you didn’t know cream cheese was in them, you probably wouldn’t be able to pick it out, but I do know, and I think it adds a lot. These cookies are more cakey than a regular chocolate chip cookies.
If you are looking for something different to make, I recommend these. Here’s a link to the recipe: http://southernfood.about.com/od/chocchipcookies/r/r90531re.htm