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*This recipe and post for Chocolate Chip Cookies is sponsored by Franklin Foods, makers of Greek Cream Cheese, however all opinions expressed are my own.

Chocolate Chip Inspiration

This recipe for Soft Batch Greek Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies is based on my Mom’s famous Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe.  It’s my Dad’s favorite.  A little bit dense, loaded with chocolate chips, not too sweet.  But, I wanted to make them softer because I’m a soft cookie fan.  By adding a few special ingredients, these transform into light and chewy chocolate chip cookies.

Greek Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Soft Batch Cookies

What are the special ingredients?  One is obvious from the pictures.  It’s the Green Mountain Farms Greek Cream Cheese from Franklin Foods.  Cream Cheese is a known add-in to cookie dough to give cookies more lift and softness.  But, this cream cheese also packs a protein punch with four times the protein compared to regular cream cheese.  Too, it’s half the fat!

In this recipe, the Greek Cream Cheese replaces half of the butter Mom’s original recipe called for.  So, yeah, they’re health food!  Kind of 🙂

Greek Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Soft Batch Cookies

I love using Greek Cream Cheese in all sorts of recipes.  It can be substituted in most recipes for standard cream cheese.  Plus, in these cookies, it gives them a little extra zippy flavor.

The other ingredient that helps make them soft is cornstarch which is used in all sorts of baked goods to give them that signature “soft batch” consistency.

Greek Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Soft Batch Cookies

If you want to get your hands on Green Mountain Farms’ Greek Cream Cheese, you can visit them online or pick them up at your local grocery retailers.

The Recipe

Soft Batch Greek Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Recipe type: Cookie
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 18 cookies
 
A healthier, softer, chewier take on traditional chocolate chip cookies using Greek Cream Cheese.
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup Green Mountain Farms Greek Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2½ cups flour
  • ½ tsp cornstarch
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 8 oz chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Combine the butter, Greek Cream Cheese, brown sugar, sugar, eggs, and vanilla in a bowl and cream together until smooth (recommended to use a stand mixer or electric hand mixer).
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt then add to the wet ingredients and mix until incorporated, but don’t over-mix.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Scoop golfball sized balls of dough and place them onto a cookie sheet, pressing them down with the palm of your hand slightly to flatten them a bit.
  6. Bake at 350F for 13 - 15 minutes until slightly browned and baked through. *The cream cheese makes them a bit lighter than standard cookies, so anticipate them being a bit more white than brown.
  7. Store in an airtight container or bag for up to 5 days.
 

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Hi! I’m Joanie.

Former computer salesperson, now full time food blogger and TV personality. I live in Arizona with my husband Ryan and our two rugrats on our "Ranchito" (it's a little ranch). Favorite things: my camera, potatoes in any form and decorating with chickens.

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