Soft Batch Cream Cheese Chocolate Chocolate Cookies

filed under: Chocolate Cookies on April 8, 2016

Nope, not a misprint! There are TWO kinds of chocolate in these Soft Batch Cream Cheese Chocolate Chocolate cookies and they are amazing. AMAZING. I know some folks don’t like white chocolate in their cookie so if you happen to be one, feel free to just leave them out! You will still have the softest, chewiest, chocolatiest cookie ever!

I happen to be sharing the 50 Best Cookie Recipes in the world, do you think this recipe made the cut? 😉 These Soft Batch Chocolate Chip cookies truly live up to their name! One thing that I like to do to ensure I get the chewiest cookie is underbake them by 1-2 minutes. That ooey-gooey cookie texture is pure heaven!



Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

I want to be really straightforward… I add white chocolate morsels to the recipe because I love them. If you are not a big white chocolate fan you will want to stick to Averie Cook’s original recipe!

To make this recipe you will need:

Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe (below)

cookie sheet (I used 3)

parchment paper or silpat

cookie scoop that holds 3 tablespoons of volume



How to Make 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 confectioner’s sugar instead of granulated sugar.

Room temperature ingredients are important here! See tips on how to quickly bring eggs and cream cheese to room temp. here.

Best Ever Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies do not spread. If you prefer a soft mound of cookie instead of a flatter version, feel free to do that! Here is a cookie 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.

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.

Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

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4.67 from 18 votes
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Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins

Nope, not a misprint! There are TWO kinds of chocolate in these Soft Batch Cream Cheese Chocolate Chocolate cookies and they are amazing. AMAZING.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip cookies, cookies
Servings: 20 cookies
Calories: 158 kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 1/2 cup (113g, 1 stick) unsalted butter room temperature but not melted
  • 1/4 cup (2 oz.) cream cheese room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (150g) light brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup (30g) confectioners sugar
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1 tbsp. McCormick vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cup (281g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 cup (6 oz, 170g) semi-sweet chocolate chunks
  • 1 cup (6 oz, 170g) white chocolate morsels (chips)
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare three pans with parchment paper.

  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer with 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 bowl as needed.

  3. With mixer on lowest speed, add in egg and vanilla and blend for about 1 minute.
  4. Add in flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt and then turn mixer on low and mix for about 1 minute, or until ingredients are fully incorporated.

  5. Add in semi-sweet chocolate chunks and white chocolate morsels and mix by hand until combined.

  6. 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)
  7. 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!)

  8. 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.

  9. Allow cookies to cool for 5-10 minutes before moving to cooling rack.

Recipe Video


I think I groaned out load when I bit into this cookie. It's quite possibly the best chocolate chip cookie ever, and I do consider myself an expert!

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  • Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says:

    I love white chocolate! And cream cheese! I must have these.

  • Rhonda says:

    What other chocolate was used in the original recipe?

    • Amanda says:

      Just semi-sweet chocolate!

  • Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures says:

    Yum! The texture looks fantastic!

  • Rinky says:

    i love chocolate cookies, and you added cheese into it, i already feel in the heaven. xD

  • Aayesha says:

    My cookies tasted raw when I baked it for 8 minutes. Next batch I baked for 12 minutes. They were better. Okay Recpie.

  • Caitlin says:

    These look INCREDIBLE! I love cream cheese so much! It was creating meeting you this weekend and thanks for an awesome talk!

    • Caitlin says:

      Great** ????

  • Kim McLaughlin says:

    Do I have to use cornstarch?? Is there a substitution?? My husband is allergic to corn!! They look amazing I want to make them!!

    • Amanda says:

      You could omit.

  • Jenny says:

    Any modifications for high altitude?

  • Deborah says:

    You can substitute arrow root for corn starch in recipes.

  • Danielle Gagné Emond says:

    Dear Amanda.
    I am baking Cookies since 57 years and those cookies are the best I never made. Thanks you for chaering. You are my favorite baker.

  • Arna says:

    Can these be frozen?

  • Kelsey Gordon says:

    Wondering if you can freeze them. Either freeze the dough or freeze the baked cookie? Any suggestions?

  • Franklin L Steer says:

    The video shows a full 8oz package of cream cheese used, however, the recipe calls for 2oz.


    • Amanda says:

      Always follow the written recipe. 🙂

  • Nancy Hopkins says:

    I love your recipes. You make them all look so easy to make and I want to make them all.

  • Carrie says:

    In the video you put a whole block of cream cheese in the bowl but the recipe says 2oz. I want to make these but I am confused. Thanks

    • Sylvia A Opinker says:

      Why do you have in the video using a block of cream cheese and you say follow the written recipe and that means 1/4 cup cream cheese. Which one is it????

      • Amanda says:

        Just follow the written recipe. 🙂

  • CoraLee Collis says:

    Can I double recipe? 20 just arn’t enough!!

  • Pat says:

    Sounds wonderful!!

  • April Kelley says:

    Can I leave out the chocolate and put in dried cranberries?

    • Amanda says:


  • Sherri l Mertz says:

    These cookies were awesome. However, I used a 2 tbsp. scoop and only got 16 cookies, so I’m not sure how you got 20 using 3 tbsp. and I followed exact recipe.

  • Samantha says:

    My new favorite cookies. I tried the original recipe and i like this one better.

  • Carol Taylor says:

    Why in the video does it show an entire block of cream cheese going in and the recipe calls for only 2 oz…1/4 cup. Thank you

  • Janet Nielsen says:

    Will it matter if I use gluten free flour? Will any alterations or adjustments need to be made?

  • Hope says:

    Ok, so I didn’t follow the written recipe. I used the whole block of cream cheese and they turned out great.

  • Laura says:

    I followed the written recipe exactly and they are super dry. What did I do wrong?

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