The Famous ‘Break-up Cookie’

breakup cookieThis is for people who need a very specific kind of cookie. A remarkable, delectable, culinary masterpiece. This is for people who want to make buckets of cookies and not be stuck with brick-like, petrified rocks in a week or two. This cookie will stay chewy! It is salty and sweet and buttery: the triad of great, classic flavors that are being overwhelmed by all of these new-fangled fancy cookie look-alikes!

Getting (almost) back to basics, I went in search of the one cookie to rule them all!

First, a couple caveats:
Don’t be put off by the cream cheese, it’s what helps them keep their chewiness over time.
Don’t make them if you’re on a diet! 😀

The Break-up Cookie Revamped

2 1/4 cups of AP flour
1/2 tsp of baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup light brown sugar (I used dark brown and it also worked just fine)
1 1/2 sticks of salted butter
1/4 cup cream cheese
1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips

break up cookiePreheat the oven to 375°F. I lined my pan with parchment paper, but it is totally not necessary, so if you don’t have any- no worries!

You can do everything else with just two bowls for minimal cleanup. In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, white sugar, and brown sugar. Melt the butter in a microwave-proof container that can hold at least 2 cups. After it is melted, let it cool a bit and add in the cream cheese, vanilla extract, and eggs. Be careful to keep stirring or whisking it to prevent the eggs from cooking!

breakup cookieAdd the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and fold with a rubber spatula or spoon. It takes a bit for it to all come together, so don’t worry if your dough seems very dry at first. The flour will soak up all the butter and it will look almost wet when it is ready for the chocolate chips! Mix in the chocolate chips.

breakup cookieOnce everything is all mixed up, spoon about a tbs per cookie onto a cookie sheet. This dough doesn’t spread out very much while cooking, so if you want traditional looking, flat cookies, I recommend actually forming them that way before baking them.

breakup cookiedBake them for about ten minutes, and sprinkle them with a little kosher salt right as they come out of the oven. The Breakup Cookie strives to be both salty and sweet, but if you are all about the sweetness, you can certainly forget about the extra salt!

breakup cookieThis recipe makes just under 3 dozen cookies so there will be plenty to go around!

breakup cookieEnjoy!

breakup cookie



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