Confetti Cake Chocolate Chip Cookies
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup coarsely chopped pastel colored chocolate candies
1/2 cup chocolate chips
2 tablespoons sprinkles
In large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together butter, cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and almond extract until creamy - about 1-2 minutes. Beat in egg until well combined - about 2 minutes. Beat in baking soda, baking powder and salt until well combined. Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in flour until almost incorporated. Beat in candies, chocolate chips and sprinkles until just combined.
Chill dough in refrigerator for 1 hour or until cold. Heat oven to 350 degrees f.
Drop rounded spoonfuls onto cookie sheets, spacing about an inch apart. Bake about 12 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute before transferring to wire racks to cool.
Makes about 14 large cookies