Recipe for Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies


    Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Makes 4 dozen.

    1 cup butter
    1 cup granulated sugar
    3 ounces cream cheese
    2 eggs
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
    2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans
    1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

    Cream butter, then add sugar, beating until smooth and fluffy. Add cream cheese; blend in eggs, vanilla extract and lemon extract.

    Mix flour, baking powder and baking soda together; stir into cream cheese mixture. Add nuts and chocolate chips. Drop by teaspoon onto lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12 to 15 minutes.