Monday, June 18, 2012
MY FAVORITE SECRET INGREDIENT FOR CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
IT'S TIME FOR THE SECRET RECIPE CLUB REVEAL AGAIN!!! FOR THE SECRET RECIPE CLUB, EVERYONE IS GIVEN THE NAME OF A BLOG (SECRETLY) AND YOU CHOOSE ONE RECIPE TO MAKE FROM THAT BLOG. THEN, EVERYONE POSTS AT THE SAME TIME ON THE SAME GIVEN DAY....TODAY!!!! IT IS FUN TO DISCOVER WHO HAD YOUR BLOG AND TO REVEAL THE ONE YOU WERE SECRETLY BAKING/COOKING FROM ALL ALONG!
2 MONTHS AGO, I CHOSE A CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE RECIPE WITH A SECRET INGREDIENT FOR MY SRC PICK. THE SECRET INGREDIENT WAS.......WELL, CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT!
IRONICALLY, THIS MONTH WHEN I WAS ASSIGNED MOMMY'S MENU I FOUND A UNIQUE CHOCOLATE CHIP RECIPE WITH YET ANOTHER INTERESTING SECRET INGREDIENT. WELL, HOW COULD I NOT TRY IT?!! IMPOSSIBLE! SO, THIS MONTH I BRING YOU CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES BAKED WITH.......DAH DAH DAH DAH.....DRUMROLL PLEASE...........CREAM CHEESE!!!!! BE SURE TO VISIT MOMMY'S MENU...TONI IS A MOM OF 7, YES 7!! AND STILL FINDS TIME TO WHIP UP AMAZING CREATIONS IN THE KITCHEN!!!! THANKS FOR THIS DELISH RECIPE!
RECIPE FROM MOMMY'S MENU VIA PINTEREST-MY ONLY CHANGE WAS TO ADD SEA SALT TO THE TOPS OF THE COOKIES BEFORE BAKING!!!! YUM!!!!!!!Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes about 30 cookies
4 oz cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups plus 3 tbsp all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 325° and line baking sheets with parchment.
Cream together the butter, cream cheese and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the Vanilla.
Sift together dry ingredients and then add them to the butter mixture. Beat until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
Place a large scoop (about 2 tbsp) on the prepared cookie sheet and flatten slightly with your hand. Bake 12-14 minutes (mine took about 16 minutes) or until edges are looking light golden brown.
Cool for 5 minutes on cookie sheets before moving to wire racks to cool completely.