Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 package (10 oz) mini chocolate chips, divided
2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
1 ½ tsp baking soda
12 cup of softened butter
1 package (8oz) softened cream cheese
1 ½ granulated sugar
1 egg
½ chopped nuts

Preheat the oven to 350°

Ungreased cookie sheet

1. In a saucepan over very low heat, melt 1 cup of chocolate chips

2. In a bowl, mix together flour and baking soda

3. In another bowl, beat butter, cream cheese and sugar until smooth and creamy. Beat in egg until well incorporated. Beat in melted chocolate until well combined. Add flour mixture and mix well. Fold in nuts and chocolate chips.

4. Drop by tablespoons about 2 inches apart onto cookie sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are firm around the edges. Immediate transfer to wire racks to cool.

Makes about 4 dozen