MINI CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies are teeny tiny chocolate chip cookies about the size of a quarter! Soft, chewy poppable cookies that are perfect for parties.

Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies are teeny tiny chocolate chip cookies about the size of a quarter! Soft, chewy poppable cookies that are perfect for parties.

Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies are so fun!  I’ve had the idea for these cookies for months now and I finally got around to recipe testing and baking. I have to say- they turned out amazing! And they were so much easier to make than I thought they’d be. I worried it’d take forever to roll 85 teeny tiny cookies, but I recruited a couple of my kids to help and we were done in 15 minutes! So grab some helpers and save this recipe. Everyone loved the poppable nature of them too- they are perfect for parties or casual get togethers.

Tips to get the PERFECT Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies:

Three kitchen items make these cookies come together really fast. I actually use these items in nearly every cookie recipe I make, so they’re quite versatile. First, I line my cookie sheets with a piece of parchment paper. They’re sold in sizes that fit a 12×16 cookie sheet perfectly and enable to cookies to bake well without sticking- and no mess from spraying oil on the cookie sheets!

The second item is a KitchenAid mixer. I love mine! I have a Bosch as well but I find I use my KitchenAid for cookies. There is a cookie paddle that comes with every mixer that you attach to the top of the mixer. They’re easy to use and help you mix the ingredients uniformly.

The third item is a cookie scoop! Years and years ago I used to use 2 spoons to measure and scrape cookie dough onto the pans. It wasn’t a perfect process and I often ended up with oblong cookies in various sizes. My solution? A cookie scoop! They come in three sizes- 1/2 tablespoon, 1.5 tablespoon and 3 tablespoon scoops. I used the small size- 1/2 tablespoon for these and I divided them into smaller pieces!

Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies are teeny tiny chocolate chip cookies about the size of a quarter! Soft, chewy poppable cookies that are perfect for parties.

Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. {I use these parchment sheets– love them!}
  2. Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and shortening. Add in sugars and eggs and mix once more. Add in 1/2 the flour, the baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix well. Add in remaining flour and mix until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
  3. Making the tiny cookies: I tested out sizes and to make the mini cookies like the ones in my photos, you need only 1/2 teaspoon of dough for each cookie. Yep- just that small amount! There are 2 ways I found you can easily do this: The first is to spray a 1 tsp measuring spoon with non-stick spray and scoop out dough, then divide it in half. This actually works pretty well, you’ll just have to re-spray the spoon after 4 or 5 scoops. The second way is to scoop out dough using a regular 1.5 TBSP cookie scoop. (I use this cookie scoop here) Then divide that scoop of dough in half, then divide those 2 halves in half (so now you have 4 mounds of dough). Now divide all those dough mounds in half- you’ll end up with 8 pieces of dough.
  4. Roll mini dough into a ball and place on the cookie sheet. Bake for 6-8 minutes.
  5. Once baked, transfer to a cooling rack.
  6. Recipe yields 85-90 mini cookies (when you use 1/2 tsp of dough).

Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies are teeny tiny chocolate chip cookies about the size of a quarter! Soft, chewy poppable cookies that are perfect for parties.

5 from 2 votes
Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies are teeny tiny chocolate chip cookies about the size of a quarter! Soft, chewy poppable cookies that are perfect for parties.
Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
7 mins
Total Time
27 mins
 
Cookie Type: Cookies
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. {I use these parchment sheets- love them!}
  2. Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and shortening. Add in sugars and eggs and mix once more. Add in 1/2 the flour, the baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix well. Add in remaining flour and mix until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
  3. Making the tiny cookies: I tested out sizes and to make the mini cookies like the ones in my photos, you need only 1/2 teaspoon of dough for each cookie. Yep- just that small amount! There are 2 ways I found you can easily do this: The first is to spray a 1 tsp measuring spoon with non-stick spray and scoop out dough, then divide it in half. This actually works pretty well, you'll just have to re-spray the spoon after 4 or 5 scoops. The second way is to scoop out dough using a regular 1.5 TBSP cookie scoop. (I use this cookie scoop here) Then divide that scoop of dough in half, then divide those 2 halves in half (so now you have 4 mounds of dough). Now divide all those dough mounds in half- you'll end up with 8 pieces of dough.
  4. Roll mini dough into a ball and place on the cookie sheet. Bake for 6-8 minutes.
  5. Once baked, transfer to a cooling rack.
  6. Recipe yields 85-90 mini cookies (when you use 1/2 tsp of dough).

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Flashback to when my baby A was, well, a baby! He’s BIG now. Not GIGANTIC like my teenager, but still much bigger than he should be for his age. I love the wispy white hair he had as a little one. They grow up too fast!

 

 

2 COMMENTS

  1. I adooooreeee chocolate chip cookies, and I love the sound of a mini version! But I have a feeling a plateful of these would be dangerous near me. 😀 Thanks so much for this recipe, perfect for the holidays!

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