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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!

Two Chocolate Chip cream cheese breakfast cookies on a napkin

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

Description

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

Scale
  • 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.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Cookie
  • Calories: 154
  • Sugar: 10.5 g
  • Sodium: 119.4 mg
  • Fat: 7.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.7 g
  • Protein: 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.5 mg

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

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135 comments on “Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Breakfast Cookies”

  1. 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.

  2. 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??

    1. Room temp is totally fine for these for up to 2 days. If you do decide to refrigerate them, make sure they come up to room temp before serving!

  3. 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?

  4. 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!

      1. barb beecroft

        Ah thank you, that’s what i thought! These were delicious! I used raisins instead of chocolates chips! Excellent! 🙂

  5. 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?

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