Chocolate cream cheese soft cookies

Cream cheese soft cookies with just a touch of chocolate. Cover in Valentine’s day sprinkles for a sweet treat to give to your loved one(s).
Soft cream cheese cookies with just a touch of chocolate. Cover in Valentine's day sprinkles for a sweet treat to give to your loved one(s).Valentine’s Day is all about chocolate, heart-shaped anything, roses and more chocolate. One could say it’s my favorite time of the year. A chocolate celebration is I may say so.

It’s no surprise I love chocolate. Just take a look at all the chocolate recipes I’ve already shared on my blog. And not to worry. There are lots more coming your way.

I’m so excited about today’s recipe. Chocolate cheesecake is my favorite dessert in whole wide world and coming up with a cookie that is soft and creamy to satisfy my cravings was a major win in my book.

Chocolate cream cheese soft cookies recipe from Roxanashomebaking.comI have started this recipe while baking cookies for the Christmas cookie swap but they just did not turn out the way I wanted them. I’ve used melted chocolate, just cocoa powder, a combination of melted chocolate and cocoa powder. More or less cream cheese. I’m pretty sure I’ve tried these cookies at least 8-9 times. But I’m born stubborn. I kept writing down notes, trying to figure out what was making the cookies spread.

I was almost ready to give up, almost, and one evening, while eating some Hershey’s chocolate spread straight from the jar it hit me. I could add some chocolate spread to the cookie dough just like I did in the chocolate meltaway cookies I shared before Christmas. The spread is soft and creamy just like cream cheese and adds the chocolate flavor I’ve been dreaming about. Chocolate cream cheese soft cookiesIt was the perfect ingredient. It was right in front of me this entire time. And guess what? It only took me one time to get the cookies right!

When making these cookies you have to make sure the butter, cream cheese and chocolate spread are at room temperature and you have to blend them until creamy. You don’t want lumps in your cookie dough, do you?

Once the cookie dough is made and scooped on the cookie sheets it’s very important to let them chill for at least 30 minutes before dipping in sprinkles, if using. This way, the cookie dough hardens a little allowing you to be able to shape them into a ball, dip in sprinkles and place back on the cookie sheets without breaking into pieces. If you’re not using sprinkles, than you can bake the cookies as soon as you scoop the cookie dough.

Chocolate cream cheese soft cookies recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 9 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 3 dozen of cookies

Chocolate cream cheese soft cookies recipe

Soft cream cheese cookies with just a touch of chocolate. Cover in Valentine's day sprinkles for a sweet treat to give to your loved one(s).

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup cream cheese, room temperature (about 2.6 oz)
  • 1/3 cup Hershey's chocolate spread
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup sprinkles

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl add the butter, cream cheese, chocolate spread and brown sugar. With the paddle attachment on, beat on low speed until creamy and well blended.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add them to the creamed mixture.
  3. With a small ice-cream scoop, drop cookie dough on two cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.
  4. With your hands, shape each cookie dough into a ball.
  5. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  6. In the meantime heat the oven to 350F.
  7. Once the cookie dough balls are harden dip the top into sprinkles and place them back on the cookie sheets.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 8-9 minutes.
  9. Leave for few more minutes on the cookie sheets before moving to cool completely on wire racks.
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Comments

  1. says

    Roxana, these cookies look perfect. I just created a cookie recipe using cream cheese for the first time, and I was absolutely shocked at how soft they were. I predict more cookie recipes using cream cheese in the future. These look so soft.

  2. says

    All of these cookies look amazing! I am just going to be forced to pin some of them now! ;) Thanks for sharing your yummy recipes! I can’t wait to try them! I am visiting from the Party at the diy dreamer!!!

    Shelley @PaperCharm

  3. says

    These look great! Love the burst of color. I’ve never heard of Hershey’s chocolate spread. Is it similar to Nutella but just chocolate flavored?

  4. says

    When I was little my grandmother made cupcakes with sour cream and it scared me to try them, but they were the best cupcakes I had ever eaten. Now goodies made with “sour” dairy products are my fave! These look yummy and too cute!

  5. Cindy Eikenberg says

    Hi Roxana! These cookies look beautiful and I know they have to taste delicious! Thank you so much for sharing them at Best of the Weekend – pinning and sharing! Hope you have a happy Sunday and a wonderful week!

  6. says

    This recipe sounds great! Thanks for linking up to Tip Me Tuesday linky party this week. {knuckle bumps}
    Did you know that I can “lend” your blog posts my Google page rank for better search engine traffic?
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  7. says

    My man would love these! I’m cohosting a link up I think you’d be interested in, Delicious Dish Tuesday. It opens up tomorrow at 12am EST. I hope you see more yummy recipes from your kitchen there!

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