Softbatch Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I admit when I think cream cheese I usually don't think cookies. But after seeing the recipe for the Softbatch Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies I am convinced. The cream cheese does not serve as dip, but actually forms part of the cookie dough. This is an idea that is innovative and delicious.

This recipe is created by Averie Sunshine at Averie Cooks, a blog that provides multiple exciting recipes weekly. A self diagnosed sweet tooth - aren't we all - she loves making treats dripping with chocolate. Averie's recipes are also aimed for the everyday cook, which means that the ingredients are common and the process hassle-free. The photographs of her dishes are enough to convince me to head to the kitchen now and make some her no-fuss and tasty recipes.

The recipe is like any other chocolate chip cookie recipe, except with the addition of some cream cheese to replace some of the butter. Using cream cheese as part of the cookie dough mix gives it a rich texture and enhances the flavor of the cookie without making itself tasted. You heard right - you can't taste the cream cheese in the cookie. Now there is no reason not to give this creative recipe a try. Just make sure that the dough is chilled before baking, so the cookies turn out thick and puffy. The dough can also be stored for up to 5 days, so you can make fresh cream cheese chocolate chip cookies every day.

There are many kinds of cream cheese, from light cream cheese to whipped cream cheese to large, hard blocks of cream cheese. These cheeses are soft and fresh, with high-fat content. Some fats are healthy; its just the processed fats such as industrial trans-fat that are detrimental to your health. You should always avoid ingesting too much of anything with those kinds of fats, for they are known to cause heart problems. Natural trans-fat, on the other hand, is not known to be detrimental to health. So you are out shopping for a cream cheese to use in this recipe, make sure to avoid those with large amounts of artificial trans-fat.

Nutrition Facts for:Softbatch Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies From Averie Cooks
Ingredients: Unsalted butter, cream cheese, light brown sugar, granulated sugar, egg, vanilla extract, all-purpose flour, cornstarch, baking soda, salt, chocolate chips or chunks.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 28 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 171, Calories from Fat 75, Total Fat 8.3g 13%, Saturated Fat 5.4g 27%, Cholesterol 21mg 7%, Sodium 107mg 4%, Potassium 72mg 2%, Carbohydrates 21.6g 7%, Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3%, Sugars 12.6g, Protein 2.5g, Vitamin A 3%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 3%, Iron 5%

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