Chocolate Chip Cookies with Browned Butter and Cream Cheese

Do you have a favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe?   I do, too.  I could practically mix the dough and plop them in the oven in my sleep.  That said, I’m not against trying something new when I want to switch things up.  When I saw these on mel’s kitchen café, I was curious enough to give them a try.

 

It was the addition of cream cheese to the cookies that grabbed my attention.  How could you go wrong by starting with soft, chocolate-studded cookies and adding the tangy flavor of cream cheese?  And since the butter had to be melted first, I thought I may as well brown it, too.  It sounded like a win-win to me.  The last thing I noticed was the lack of eggs, which is great if you happen to be baking for someone with an egg allergy.  I don’t recall ever making this type of cookie without eggs to hold everything together.

 

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