I’m an equal opportunity cookie eater and, while I love a thin, crispy cookie, I firmly believe there’s a time and a place for a soft, fluffy one as well. (The time is always and the place is my mouth.) According to delish, the secret to getting soft, cloud-like cookies every time is simple: just replace the butter with cream cheese.
I’m not usually a huge fan of butter substitutes, but I’ll make an exception for cream cheese. According to delish the “dense cream cheese keeps the cookies from spreading, while making the dough chewy and the chocolate chips gooey,” resulting in the “perfect hybrid of chocolate chip cookies and cookie dough,” which sounds pretty amazing. You can try their recipe (linked below) or you could make the swap yourself in your favourite, just be sure to soften the cream cheese first, just as you would butter.