Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Breakfast Cookies


You read that right.

Breakfast cookies.


I am not above eating desserts for breakfast.  It’s basically the American way.  I mean hello Pop Tarts and Cookie Crisp.

Actually I think it’s a proven fact that a slice of cake tastes best with a cup of coffee at 8 a.m…am I right or am I right?

Don’t answer, I’m right.


So today I am not only making it ok to eat cookies for breakfast, I am encouraging it.

Don’t let labels keep you boxed it.

“Breakfast” doesn’t mean “eggs and bacon” or “Cheerios”…I’m pretty sure the literal translation means “eat cookies in the morning”

…don’t argue.


So let’s do this.

Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Breakfast Cookies for everyone!


You’ll only need a few ingredients for these yummies.  Which is kinda great because no one needs complicated at 7:00 in the morning.

I love Crescent Rolls and that’s where these cookies begin.  They are available now “seamless” so the possibilities are huge…

If you can’t find the seamless, no worries, just roll out a regular can and don’t separate them.

Unroll the sheet of dough and stretch it out so it’s evenly rectangular.

Mix up some softened cream cheese, sugar and vanilla and then spread it over your dough.

Sprinkle some mini chocolate chips on top of the cream cheese…

and roll it up.

Wrap your crescent log in cling wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.  Or make them the night before…

When you’re ready to bake your cookies, preheat your oven and slice into 1/4″ pieces.

Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet.

When they are done they will be golden brown…

Serve them warm or room temperature.

Good morning to ya!

4.5 from 2 reviews
Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Breakfast Cookies
Makes approx 15 cookies
  • 1 can seamless crescent rolls
  • 1 (8 oz) block cream cheese, room temperature
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  1. With your hand mixer, beat sugar, cream cheese and vanilla together until smooth in a medium sized bowl.
  2. Unroll the crescent roll sheet. Stretch dough out slightly. It should be in the shape of a rectangle.
  3. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the top of the crescent sheet, leaving a gap at the edge about ½ inch.
  4. Sprinkle your chocolate chips on top of cream cheese.
  5. Roll the crescent sheet up tightly and wrap in cling wrap.
  6. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
  7. When chilled preheat oven to 350°.
  8. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper to prevent sticking.
  9. Slice the crescent roll into ¼" slices. Bake on prepared cookie sheet for 12 -14 minutes until crescent roll appears golden brown.
  10. Transfer to wire rack.
  11. Eat warm or room temperature.


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140 Comments on "Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Breakfast Cookies"

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Tami B
February 15, 2012 9:04 am

Now this is my kinda breakfast!


Oh man! Wishing I had a couple of these with my coffee right about now!

February 15, 2012 9:18 am

I can’t wait to try these.

February 15, 2012 9:21 am

Oh my goodness, these are sort of genius!!! Don’t know if I would eat this for breakfast (I think I would end up just eating sweets all day, then!) but these would be perfect for an afternoon snack. Great recipe 😀

February 15, 2012 9:37 am

Too easy, I love this! Think of the possibilities… cinnamon roll breakfast cookies?! OMG.

February 15, 2012 9:39 am

So..I’m assuming you’re making these for me when I visit? Oh, it will be so wonderful to wake up to fresh baked breakfast cookies. What a good friend you are!!

February 15, 2012 9:39 am

Definitely my kind of breakfast:-) I mean if we can have pop tarts and donuts for breakfast…why not crescent roll cookies? I am onboard! These sounds awesome!!!

February 15, 2012 9:42 am

This is an amazing idea! I noticed the sheets of crescent dough the last time I was at the grocery store. You are a sugary genius!

February 15, 2012 9:42 am

Breakfast cookies work for me! Fun idea!

February 15, 2012 9:44 am

The filling reminds me of the cookie dough dip from Brown Eyed Baker. But now I get to eat it for breakfast!

February 15, 2012 9:45 am

I’m thinking add some jam/preserves to make it more ‘acceptable’ for bfast and another batch w that new chocolate cream cheese for dessert!

February 15, 2012 3:20 pm

The chocolate cream cheese is delicious. Great idea!

February 15, 2012 9:46 am

These look amazing!!

February 15, 2012 9:53 am

You had me at “breakfast cookies”!

February 15, 2012 9:53 am

You mean there are cookies especially for breakfast? I no longer have to eat the ones reserved for snack time?

I love you!

February 15, 2012 9:57 am

Oh. My. Goodness! These look amazing and I am most certainly making them this weekend. I feel like I am pinning every recipe you post!

February 15, 2012 10:01 am

Breakfast cookies? Perfect way to start the day!

February 15, 2012 10:28 am

You know we are not going to have that here, but I can use the regular crescent rolls, these look great. And I agree any breakfast worth it has a good amount of sugar.

February 15, 2012 10:28 am

I think you just might be a super genius.

February 15, 2012 10:59 am

Love this! I need to find that seamless crescent dough. I want to try it with Biscoff spread :)

February 15, 2012 11:02 am

If I eat these in bed, I bet they’ll taste even better!

February 15, 2012 11:20 am

breakfast cookies = best idea ever!

February 15, 2012 11:37 am

This looks perfect…I love that log roll stuffed with cream cheese and choc chips…I am all about THAT :)

February 15, 2012 11:37 am

Love the ease, love the idea! They look great, Shelly. Cookies for breakfast~woo hoo!

February 15, 2012 12:05 pm


This is almost like a chocolate crescent, which is totally breakfast. So, it counts….

Makes me think of endless fillings….. and shapes.

February 15, 2012 12:06 pm

Yum. These look great! I’m wondering if a cinnamon/sugar sprinkle on the cream cheese mixture would be good, since they kind of have the look of a cinnamon roll…may have to try! :)

February 15, 2012 12:31 pm

This puts my breakfast to shame…TOTALLY hitting up the store for ingredients tonight!

February 15, 2012 12:32 pm

you can’t go wrong with pillsbury crescent dough! Cookies for breakfast = win

February 15, 2012 2:12 pm

This looks like it could become one of my go to recipes for brunch. I bet my son would love to help make and eat these. Thanks for being a sugar genius!

February 15, 2012 2:25 pm

I am all for eating dessert for breakfast. These look amazing. Have a lovely day!

February 15, 2012 3:22 pm

Breakfast…Cookies…it’s a win win.

February 15, 2012 3:24 pm

Breakfast cookies. Duh, it’s all in how you market it! Why didn’t I think of that :)

Tracey L
February 15, 2012 3:30 pm

Great idea; why didn’t I think of this? Recently read about spreading Nutella on crescent rolls then dusting w/ powdered sugar for dessert and that’s been a big hit with the kids. I know this recipe will be too!

February 15, 2012 4:42 pm

I KNEW there was a reason for having chocolate in my breakfast and here it is. My excuse from now on and I have to make these. They look delicious. I imagine they’d all be gone within one breakfast in my household, lol!

Thanks for sharing,

February 15, 2012 6:57 pm

Cookies for breakfast is my kind of breakfast! When I wake up & crave some chocolate, I’m making these :)

February 15, 2012 9:03 pm

It’s genius I tell you!

Definitely going to have to look for the seamless dough sheet…. too bad I already went to the grocery store today : (

Love your breakfast cookie creation!

February 15, 2012 10:40 pm

I believe I’ve gained a few pounds following all these yummy blogs!! These really do look delicious! :)

February 15, 2012 10:49 pm

EEgads how wonderful!! I think it is time for some of these at my ranch!

February 15, 2012 11:49 pm

chocolate for breakfast, count me IN :) these look wonderful!

February 16, 2012 10:07 am

Breakfast COOKIES??!? You are speaking my love language.

February 16, 2012 10:43 am

Oh no you didn’t!!! WOW!! Gonna ditch the protein breakfast shake for this!!

February 16, 2012 1:25 pm

cookies….for breakfast well ya know i’m in.

February 16, 2012 2:32 pm

I could definitely get down with cookies for breakfast :) Love the idea of using crescent dough! Delish.

February 16, 2012 2:33 pm

Ummm… YUM! This looks really delicious and easy. I bet they would make a fun after school snack, too.I wonder how they would taste with additions to the cream cheese? Maybe mixing the cream cheese wig cocoa powder or peanut butter or nutella. I’ll let you know after I try it!

February 16, 2012 2:48 pm

I like to think breakfast can be whatever you make of it. And sometimes…that has to involve cookies. It just has to.

February 16, 2012 5:13 pm

Cake, chocolate, and all things sweet should be compulsory for breakfast. These will defo start the day on a happy note! xx

February 16, 2012 6:25 pm

“Eat cookies in the morning.” I love this! What a cute idea and a really delicious looking recipe.

February 16, 2012 8:20 pm

Oh ya I totally had to read the title twice to make sure I read it right. Simply amazing!

February 16, 2012 8:47 pm

Cookies and Cups you are my favorite go to blog lately !

Thank you !

February 17, 2012 10:28 am

OMG you just gave me a reason to jump out of bed in the morning!! WOOHOO!!!!!

February 17, 2012 2:25 pm

you vixen! these rival cinnamon rolls for all-time yummiest breakfast item. :)