Unforgettable Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Unforgettable Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Happy 4th of July! It’s hard to believe, but a year ago today was my bridal shower. A year before that, Daniel and I started to have serious conversations about getting married. And now, before we know it, we’ll have been married an entire year! 😍 So in honor of all that, I decided to share the Unforgettable Chocolate Chunk Cookies we had at our wedding!

Wedding Cookies

Amidst all the details of wedding planning, cookies and coffee between the ceremony and reception seemed like pretty minor detail. When I look back, I remember my early morning hike with Macy and reading the letter I wrote to myself the summer before. And getting my hair done and doing my makeup. The first look. Taking family photos. The ceremony. The carriage ride. The cake cutting. Dinner and speeches. The first dance, and all the other major landmark moments of a wedding day.

But when I talk to people about the wedding, multiple people bring up these cookies! I simply made a ton of Unforgettable Chocolate Chunk Cookies to serve while guests mingled at church before cocktail hour. I never thought much of it–it just seemed like a nice little detail. But apparently it was a success! So I thought I should finally share the recipe for these Unforgettable Chocolate Chunk Cookies!

While I’m sharing the recipe for one of my favorite cookies, I also want to talk about a book I just starting reading. Appropriately, it’s called Eat the Cookie by Taylor Kiser. She takes a faith-based approach to conquering food fears and accepting the fact that we aren’t perfect. You can still be a healthy person and also eat a cookie now and then! It’s okay! This is why I post a mix of healthy meals and sweets on my blog. As long as they’re in moderation and made from scratch, desserts can fit into your healthy lifestyle. If you’re someone who struggles with orthorexia, other eating disorders, or just want a healthier relationship with food and the Lord, they this book is a must read! Eat the Cookie is now available on Amazon.

Unforgettable Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Unforgettable Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These cookies are soft, chewy, rich, and buttery and you won't even miss the eggs. It's sure to be a recipe you won't forget!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baking, choclate chip, chocolate, chocolate chunk, cookies, dessert
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Chilling Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 2 minutes
Servings: 40 small cookies
Author: Rachel Alexandra

Ingredients 

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup salted butter (softened)
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup sucanat
  • 1 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 4 oz Organic Valley neufchatel cheese (room temperature)
  • 2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks

Instructions

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the butter, sucanat, white sugar, and vanilla. Beat with the paddle attachment until smooth and creamy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl periodically. Add the neufchatel cheese and continue mixing until it is incorporated.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the flours, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add it to the wet ingredients in the mixer.
  • When all the ingredients are combined, gently fold in the chocolate chunks.
  • Cover the dough and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F and prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • Form the dough into balls about 2 inches in diameter and space them 2-3 inches apart (they won't spread too much).
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until they are just starting to get golden around the edges. Leave on the baking sheets for several minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.

Notes

Feel free to substitute one cup of the all purpose flour for whole wheat pastry flour.
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