Brown Butter Triple Chunk Cream Cheese Cookies

In my haste to publish my post yesterday, I think I neglected to mention for the benefit of my non-Jewish readers that it’s traditional to eat dairy on the upcoming holiday of Shavuos/t. And so, while I generally bake everything non-dairy, in honor of the holiday, I pulled out my dairy mixer, bought more cream cheese and butter than I care to disclose, and got to work salivating over the recipes I will make. Cheesecakes and the like are a no-brainer, but I really wanted to make a cookie. I have to live up to my name as The Cookie Girl.

However, just using butter instead of my usual margarine didn’t seem worthy of my (basically) once a year dairy fest. No, I needed more.

A couple of minutes  with my trusty pal Google, and I discovered this gem of a recipe. You start by browning the butter which you totally can’t do with margarine. Then you add cream cheese. Sure, I am known to use the toffuti variety on occasion, but let’s face it, there’s nothing like the real thing. Just in case this wasn’t already a lactose intolerant individual’s worst nightmare, I added some more dairy goodness in the form of chopped up milk chocolate, chopped up white chocolate (and chopped up dark chocolate to round it out).

The result: Well, you get a cookie that looks pretty ordinary, but then my tasters bit into it and a look of delightful shock spread across their face. A little hint, however: don’t, and I mean seriously, honestly really just don’t make these cookies if you’re on a diet. I am pretty sure hell is a place where you bake these cookies all day and never get to taste a bite.

Brown Butter Triple Chunk Cream Cheese Cookies

Adapted from Becky Bakes


1 cup butter

4 oz cream cheese

3/4 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup white sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 1/4 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 (3.5 oz) bar milk chocolate, chopped

1 (3.5 oz) bar white chocolate, chopped

1 (3.5 oz) bar dark chocolate, chopped


Preheat oven to 375.

In a small saucepan, melt the butter over a medium flame until brown. Let cool.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, cream cheese, brown and white sugar until smooth and creamy.

Add in the eggs, one at a time, and the vanilla, beating well after each addition.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.

Slowly pour the flour into the mixing bowl, mix until just incorporated.

Using a wooden spoon, stir the three kinds of chocolate into the batter.

Form 1 inch balls of dough, and place on prepared cookie sheets. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes.

Cookies will come out of the oven slightly puffed. If you like a flatter look (as I do!) immediately press down on the cookies using a glass. (Don’t attempt this with your hands- the hot chocolate will burn you!)

Do I even have to say it? Enjoy!

Note: you can use two cups of chocolate chips (your choice of variety) instead of the cut up bars. 

I have (at least) one more delicious dairy recipe for you, so come back soon! What interesting dairy recipes are you making? Please share your ideas in the comment section below. :) -Miriam


  1. Esther G says

    Hi Miriam, I saw that you tweeted you made some healthy choco cheese muffins, I was looking for a more nutritious version of these heavenly muffins, can you share the recipe?

    • says

      I’m sorry you had a bad experience with these cookies. Many people (either here in the comments, on twitter or by email) told me that they made these and they came out delicious. I wonder what went wrong for you. Did you substitute anything? Or change any of the directions?

  2. rikki says

    I baked it on parchment paper and the bottoms burnt- lesson learned I guess.
    The cookie tasted good but not amazing- honestly with all that butter, cream cheese and chocolate I expected to be blown away by the taste of the cookies but I really wasn’t. It was an average flavor.

    • says

      I’m sorry that you’re experience with these wasn’t as good as the hundreds of people who told me how amazing they were. Not sure what went wrong there…


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