Soft Batch Cream Cheese Chocolate Cookie Recipe

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This Soft Batch Cream Cheese Chocolate Cookie Recipe is thick, soft and moist. The cream cheese helps them stay moist and tender, but you can’t actually taste the cream cheese in the cookie. They’re pillowy soft with chocolate in every bite! They are not for the faint of sweet tooth!

Soft Batch Cream Cheese Chocolate Cookie
Soft Batch M&M Cream Cheese cookies

I was pleased with the way this Soft Batch Cream Cheese Chocolate Cookie Recipe turned out after replacing cream cheese with butter in this recipe.. They’re softer than cookies made with all butter and I love soft batch cookies! I’ve been studying up on the chemistry behind cookie baking. I know, just call me a geek now. I wanted to make these cookies ‘fun’, I replaced chocolate chips with M&M candies. My son had to take cookies to school and didn’t want ‘regular’ chocolate chip cookies. I tried to tell him there is nothing ‘regular’ about chocolate chip cookies. But, he insisted I fancy them up!

Do you M&M Soft Barch cookies

Soft Batch Cream Cheese Chocolate Cookie Recipe

  1. Read your recipe through completely before starting.
  2. Bake by the minimum time listed on recipes and check them after minimum so as not to overcook.
  3. Cool cookies on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  4. Have all ingredients at room temperature unless otherwise specified.
  5. Use real butter.
  6. Use a spring release scoop (ice cream scoop) for even shaped cookies.
  7. One important step in the process of making cookies is to refrigerate the dough before baking. This allows the butter to firm up so the cookie doesn’t spread too much. As well, it allows the gluten to relax for a more tender cookie. Additionally, there’s no harm in making the dough, forming it into balls, and keeping them in the fridge for up to 5 days before baking them.
  8. The dough will also freeze for up to 4 months. Bake as directed whenever you’re ready to bake.
  9. Don’t over mix the dough. This will make a tough cookie.
  10. I highly recommend baking cookies on a Silpat mat.
  11. Carefully and correctly measure flour.


Cookie dough does not make a nutritious lunch!

M&M cookie chocked full

More M&Ms than dough…as it should be!

M&M cookies frozen

 I like to scoop the cookies out on waxed paper and freeze. Once frozen you can store them in an airtight container in the freezer for couple of months (if they last that long).

Soft Batch M&M Cream Cheese cookies

And they are! All pillowy soft and chocolatey!

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This Soft Batch Cream Cheese Chocolate Cookie Recipe are thick, soft and moist. The cream cheese helps them stay moist and tender, but you can’t actually taste cream cheese in the cookie. They’re pillowy soft with chocolate in every bite! Allow time to chill dough when making these cookies.
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 36 cookies
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  • 1/2 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese at room temperature (I only use the block kind not the kind in a tub.)
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 and ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 and ¼ cup s M&M candies You can substitute chocolate chips for the M&Ms


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and cream cheese together until smooth and there are no lumps.
  • Add sugars and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Add egg and vanilla and beat on medium speed until well combined stopping to scrape sides occasionally.
  • In another bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add dry ingredients slowly into mixer and cream until combined.
  • Stir in M&Ms or Chocolate Chips by hand until they are evenly distributed.
  • Place in refrigerator at least 30 minutes. If you don't refrigerate them, you won't have a thick cookie, chewy cookie.
  • Scoop chilled dough onto a cookie sheet using a ice cream or cookie scoop.
  • Bake in a 350° oven 8 to 10 minutes so soft cookies. Cookies will set more as they cool. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet before transferring to a wire rack.
  • If you want more crisp cookies, bake them 2 to 3 minutes longer.


  • The amount of cookies you get will be determined by how large you make each one.
  • My cookies used approximately 2 tablespoons of dough per cookies and yielded 36 to 40 cookies. 


Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 82mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 108IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Those look yummy!! I am doing a giveaway ($119 value) on my blog and I would love for you to check it out

  2. This looks so yummy!! I would love for you to come link it up at Lovely Ladies Linky! We would love to see what other deliciousness you have to share 🙂 lifewiththecrustcutoff lovely-ladies-linky-link-26

  3. Yum, love soft batch cookies – they look fantastic Paula! I still have to try using cream cheese in cookies – it sounds awesome!

    1. Thank you, Kelly, Honestly, I ate most of these cookies in dough form 🙂 so yummy! Hope you’re doing well!

  4. I have some cream cheese that’s been chilling in my fridge for ages since I haven’t been able to decide what to do with it! (It hasn’t expired, don’t worry haha.) I bet putting cream cheese in cookies gives them a really awesome flavor you can’t get from butter. I’ll definitely have to try these :).

    1. This dough is so good! Hope you and your grandson like them!
      I’ve been loving your remodel!! Can’t wait to see the final reveal!

  5. Paula, I like the idea of swapping out cream cheese for butter and soft cookies are honestly my favorite. I’ll bet the kids loved these!! Thanks for sharing and pinning! Oh, and cookie dough might not be a nutritious lunch, but I’ll take it! 🙂

    1. Me too, Cindy!! I was pleased with the cream cheese in these. Thanks for stopping by and spreading your sunshine!

    1. Thank you, Peter. It doesn’t really make them taste like cream cheese, but keeps them soft. I like it (esp when I run out of butter :))

  6. Hi Paula, I saw this post on my Bloglovin’ feed … I love chocolate chip cookies that are chewy, but always have trouble as mine are usually more crunchy LoL I have never tried cream cheese in my cookies, but look forward to trying this recipe!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. The corn starch adds to the softness of the cookies. I only make my chocolate chip cookies with corn starch for same reason. Can’t wait to try these

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