Cream Cheese Double Chocolate Cookies

Cream Cheese Double Chocolate CookiesI am a soft cookie person. I love a cookie that is gooey and chewy as opposed to a crisp one.

These soft chocolate cookies were a winner! The cream cheese adds to the richness and helps keep the cookies moist.

The chocolate, of course, is what makes them so wonderful!

Cream Cheese Double Chocolate Cookies

3 – 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup shortening
1 – 8 ounce package cream cheese
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
3  large eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla
12 ounces chocolate chips
1 cup pecan pieces

Carefully sift the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt together and set aside.

In a separate bowl, cream together the shortening, cream cheese, and both sugars. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and mix well.

Add the sifted dry ingredients followed by the chocolate chips and pecans and blend well.

Drop by teaspoonfuls onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Be careful to not over bake these cookies!

Incredible hot from the oven! Fabulous when cooled!

Enjoy!

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