There are TWO kinds of chocolate in these Soft Batch Cream Cheese Chocolate Chocolate cookies and they are amazing!  For another chocolatey cookie, try my Chocolate Espresso Cookie.


Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
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Soft Batch Cream Cheese Chocolate Chocolate Cookies

No, I did not accidentally repeat myself in the title; it just makes it clear that I used two kinds of chocolate in this cookie–chocolate and white chocolate chips.

Cream Cheese Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Room temperature ingredients are important here. If you beat butter or cream cheese when it is still cold, you will end up with lumps. It takes 15-30 minutes for butter and cream cheese to get to room temperature, but if you forgot to take it out, there are a couple of things you can do to speed up the process.

  • To quickly soften cream cheese, take it out of the foil wrapping and heat it up in the microwave for about 20 seconds.
  • To soften butter, slice the butter into smaller pieces. Then, let it sit out for a couple of minutes. Or, place the stick of butter in a zipped plastic bag and flatten it out a bit with a rolling pin. This will allow the butter to come to room temperature in 1-2 minutes.

How to Make Soft Batch Cookies

To get started baking these Soft Batch Cookies, preheat the oven to 350°F and prepare three baking sheets by lining them with parchment paper. Using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment (or a handheld mixer), add the butter, cream cheese, brown sugar, and confectioners’ sugar. Beat on high until the ingredients are fully combined (2-3 minutes).

Next, blend in the egg and vanilla on the lowest speed for about a minute. Then, add in the remaining dry ingredients and mix on low for another minute, or until the ingredients are fully incorporated. By hand, fold in the chocolate chunks and white chocolate chips. (I much prefer the chocolate chunks in this cookie vs. chocolate chips. The melting ooey-gooey factor is a BIG one when using chunks of chocolate.)

Best Ever Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

Baking Soft Batch Cookies

The original recipe calls for chilled cookie dough, but I found that I did not need to do that with the addition of confectioners’ sugar instead of granulated sugar. So, once you have your cookie dough mixed, it’s time to get the cookies in the oven!

Using a 3-tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop the cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheets. I fit eight cookies on each of the first two baking sheets, which left four for the third sheet. Use your hand or the bottom of a glass to flatten the cookies. Add some extra chocolate chunks or white chocolate chips on top for a chocolatey bonus and a lovely presentation!

Do These Cookies Spread?

Nope. If you prefer a soft mound of cookie instead of a flatter version, feel free to do that! (You can see a cookie in the image above that I did not flatten and you can see that it holds its shape nicely. If you choose this method the center may be a bit more underdone than a flattened cookie.)

Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

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The written recipe is correct, the recipe uses 2 ounces of cream cheese. The video has an error.

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Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Nope, not a misprint! There are TWO kinds of chocolate in these Soft Batch Cream Cheese Chocolate Chocolate cookies and they are amazing. AMAZING.


  • ½ cup (113g or 1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¼ cup (2 ounces) cream cheese*, room temperature
  • ¾ cup (150g) light brown sugar, packed
  • ¼ cup (30g) confectioners' sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon McCormick vanilla extract
  • cups (281g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 cup (6 ounces or 170g) semi-sweet chocolate chunks
  • 1 cup (6 ounces or 170g) white chocolate morsels (chips)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare three baking sheets by lining them with parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment (you can also use a hand-held mixer) add butter, cream cheese, brown sugar, and confectioners sugar. Beat on high for 2-3 minutes or until ingredients are fully combined. Scrape down sides of the bowl as needed.
  • With the mixer on its lowest speed, add in the egg and vanilla and blend for about 1 minute.
  • Add in the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Then, turn the mixer on low and mix for about 1 minute, or until ingredients are fully incorporated.
  • Fold in the semi-sweet chocolate chunks and white chocolate morsels and mix by hand until combined.
  • Using a 3-tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop batter out onto cookie sheet. I fit 8 cookies on two sheets then 4 cookies on the final prepared cookie sheet. (20 total cookies)
  • Using your hand or the bottom of a kitchen glass, press the cookie dough down so that it not rounded on top. (PRO TIP: Add extra morsels on top for a beautiful cookie presentation!)
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cookies are better when slightly underdone and just barely brown on the edges. Keep a close eye that they do not get dark brown.
  • Allow cookies to cool for 5-10 minutes before moving to cooling rack.



*The video shows 8ounces but that was an error. The written recipe is correct. You will use 2ounces of cream cheese. 

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Reader Comments

  1. I just made these cookies and was very disappointed I make a lot of chocolate chip cookies and have had many compliments. These sounded like they would be really delicious . To me they tasted like they were not complete done. I even baked them a little longer. I guess it could be my fault because I generally put In 3 cups f choc chips a cup of walnuts and pecans. Sorry I will just back to my old recipe thanks anyway there are many of your other recipes that I will be trying

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  2. These cookies came out sooo good! I have been searching for the perfect soft cookie and I think I have found it!

  3. These are really delicious! I used dark chocolate morsels and semi sweet chunks and weighed my dough out since I don’t have a cookie scoop. I made mine slightly larger so I ended up with 18 cookies instead of 20. At 10 minutes they were still very soft so I baked an additional few minutes and they firmed up just enough once cool. Definitely a repeat!

  4. People always hope I bring/make these cookies for dessert. They are THE BEST!
    I have just one question : can I freeze them? Before or after baking them? So I could always have some ready to go… 😁

  5. AWESOME! My hubby refers to these as crack cookies because he cannot stop eating them… I am not a fan of white chocolate so I cut it in half and substituted different variations of semi and dark chocolate. Everyone I serve these to loves them and I always refer them here! Thank you for sharing!

  6. This is now my favorite go to chocolate chip cookie recipe! One of my biggest requested cookie. Everyone loves these cookies. Stays soft and freezes well. I’ve just started tweaking this a bit and adding different ingredients like toffee and brown butter. Perfect recipe!

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