Cream Cheese-Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe created by Carrie Nahabedian
No matter how fancy the Christmas meal, these cookies are always the highlight!

This recipe is from the Stirring Up Memories Christmas Menu.
Servings: Makes about 54 cookies
  • 3 ounces cream cheese , room temperature
  • 16 Tbsp. (2 sticks) unsalted butter , room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp. grated orange zest
  • Directions
    Preheat oven to 350°. In the large bowl of an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, butter, and sugar on high speed until well blended. Beat in eggs and vanilla until smooth. Reduce speed to low; beat in flour and salt until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips and orange zest.

    Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets; space dough about 1 inch apart. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until cookies are lightly browned around the edges. With a spatula, transfer to racks to cool completely; store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.


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