Gourmet Cookies

Just to let you know, these cookies are amazing. Probably not very healthy, but still amazing.

I needed to make a quick batch of cookies this morning, and I wanted to try something new. I took a quick look at Pinterest and it wasn’t very long before I had what I was looking for…

Averie Sunshine is a fellow blogger at www.averiecooks.com, and she created a softbatch chocolate chip cookie by substituting some of the butter for cream cheese.  You can check her idea out here. I saw her cookies and I had to try it!

I used my recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip cookies so I’d have some reference for comparison, and the result really was delectable. (Isn’t that a great word?) These cookies are super soft, a little thicker than the original cookie, and they’re really yummy. I love that I can taste a hint of the cream cheese in the cookie!

So here’s my recipe for Gourmet Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. I hope you try it and let me know what you think!


Gourmet Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

What You’ll Need…

¼ cup butter

¼ cup cream cheese

½ cup white sugar

½ cup brown sugar

½ cup peanut butter

1 egg

½ teaspoon vanilla

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ Tablespoon vinegar

¾ cup flour (plus 1/3 cup flour)

1/3 cup chocolate chips (or more to taste!)

Note: Sorry for the weird measurement for the flour. I substituted 1/3 cup flour for 1 cup oatmeal, as I’m out of the latter.


What To Do…

  1. Preheat the oven for 350oF.
  2. Using a mixer, cream together the butter, cream cheese, brown sugar, white sugar, and peanut butter.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla.
  4. Mix together the soda and vinegar (WILL BUBBLE!). Add to the cookie dough.
  5. Blend in the flour with the mixer; then stir the chocolate chips in by hand.
  6. Drop tablespoon-sized scoops of cookie dough on an ungreased cookie sheet, and bake for 10-15 minutes. (I found 12-13 minutes worked best with my oven.)



Have any other favorite tweaks to old recipes? I’d love to hear about them!

~ Erin