Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Breakfast Cookies

Cookies for breakfast? Why not! These easy Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Cookies are perfect for a sweet and satisfying morning munch. One of my kids favorite 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!

How to Make these Easy Breakfast Cookies

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!

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Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Breakfast Cookies

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 14 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 14 minutes
  • Yield: 15 cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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Cookies for breakfast? Why not! These easy Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Cookies are perfect for a sweet and satisfying morning munch. One of my kids favorite breakfast cookies!


Ingredients:

  • 1 can seamless crescent rolls
  • 1 (8 oz) block cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions:

  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 1/2 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 1/4″ 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.

Keywords:: breakfast cookies, crescent roll cookies, crescent roll dough cookies, easy cookie recipe

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Lana
Lana

Can I use puff pastry for this recipe??

Jackie
Jackie

This has become a go-to recipe. It’s easy and delicious!

Cheryl
Cheryl

Look wonderful and thank you for having cookie sheets showing that look like they have been used a few hundred times. I have the same look here on mine.

Diane
Diane

I made these today, OMG they are good! Can’t wait to make them again 🙂

Jenn Sibiga
Jenn Sibiga

I was planning to make these for my MOPS brunch, but I will have to make them the night before. Do I need to refrigerate them after I bake them, and then serve them at room temp? I’m sure fresh out of the oven is best, but unfortunately that isn’t going to work. Will they still be tasty??

shalei wilkinson
shalei wilkinson

I like to make everything from scratch so instead of buying the crescent dough already made, can i make the crescent dough or use cinnamon roll dough instead?

Kathy
Kathy

I just saw this receipe and it looks delicious! When you roll it do you start at the short end of the rectangle or the long edge of the rectangle. How many pinwheels does it make!

Mary O

I’m going to be making these this weekend. Sound so yummy. Can’t wait!

barb beecroft
barb beecroft

Which side should i roll it from? The long side or the short side?

Jerri
Jerri

How about peanut butter and jelly that would be a little healthier.

Cynthia
Cynthia

I’ve never seen the Cresent Cookie Dough Sheet like that. Didn’t know they made a cookie dough. GREAT to know and Great idea. Thinking if you wanted a little healthier some days you might use fresh or fresh/frozen blueberries in place of the chocolate chips. Do you think that would work or do you think they would burn?

Britney
Britney

This would be delish with blueberry instead of chocolate. Mmmmm!

Cynthia
Cynthia

OH MY Britney … GREAT MINDS!!!!

Jodi
Jodi

I think using colored white cho chips at Christmas would be a great treat any time

Roberto Castelamata
Roberto Castelamata

I love how the recipe calls for 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips but yet the photo shows chocolate for days!!! I mean 1/2 cup is no more than a mere handful but yet you depict an entire sheet of crescent dough covered entirely by chocolate chips.

Christianne
Christianne

Hi, I’m from Australia and would love to try this but we don’t get the dough sheet here, what could I use as a substitute?
Loving your page and recipes 🙂

Judy
Judy

I am surprised that nobody has mentioned Nutella spread as another option. Or maybe Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter.

Martha
Martha

Could this be done with sugar cookie dough?! I think I’ll give it a try.

Candy
Candy

Crescent Rolls …. wish we have that in Australia what can be use to replace?

Kayla H.
Kayla H.

I am 8 months pregnant and have been craving chocolate chip bagels with cream cheese. I haven’t been able to find chocolate chip bagels anywhere except Panera so I was stoked to find this recipe. It’s not a bagel, but they still satisfy my craving!!! I made them this morning for breakfast to eat alongside my decaf coffee and they were delicious! I will definitely make them again. Thanks for the recipe.

rita s
rita s

I live in Australia so what dough can i use

Jessica K
Jessica K

Sounds delicous but I would wonder how nutela spread would taste in place of the cream cheese

Trish Whisnant

I’m going most defiantly try these they sound so delicious

jenn
jenn

Made these with cream cheese frosting because I had it on hand and I was pressed for time. I added cinnamon chips instead of chocolate and they were a hit during coffee hour at our church’s women’s retreat! Thanks for the easy and inexpensive treat that was oh soooo good!

Kitty
Kitty

Just found your blog & I’m hooked! Any girl who serves cookies for breakfast is definitely my soul sister. I also have 4 sons, the oldest is in culinary school, so I guess my love of food rubbed off. Thanks for posting your yumminess for the rest of us to share!
Kitty

Marge

Mixed this tonight but only had strawberry cream cheese in house. Well who doesn,t love choc and strawberries. Will bake in morning.

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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