Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies are a small bite-sized chocolate chip cookie! All the flavor and chewiness of a regular chocolate chip cookie, in miniature form! These Mini Cookies are perfect for little hands and parties!
Mini Cookies with Chocolate Chips are Bite-Sized Goodness!
I don’t know why, but I am kind of mini obsessed. Small things are just the cutest, aren’t they? For example, my grocery store sells buttermilk in miniature milk jugs and I just can’t even handle it. Toy poodles.. be still my heart!
Itty bitty tiny things might be a weak spot with me. I know for a fact that these bite-sized chocolate chip cookies ARE a weak spot for me.
They are so pop-able! The good news is, you can literally eat 10 of these and not feel guilty about it! Each and every cookie is made with 1 teaspoon worth of dough. Yes! A teaspoon! These little guys bake up in no time!
I love to make these when we go to parties where there will be a lot of kids. They are perfect for little hands, just enough sweetness but nothing over the top. Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies are also always a major hit at potlucks. Or even for a fun tea party for your daughter and her stuffed animals.
Mini Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ingredients
- Butter- Real butter is always key in the best chocolate chip cookies! The flavor that comes from this ingredient is just so good!
- Granulated Sugar
- Brown Sugar- The combination of 2 sugars give a wonderful depth of flavor, and the brown sugar keeps the cookie moist and chewy.
- Flour- All purpose flour is perfect for this recipe.
- Baking Soda
- Mini Chocolate Chips- Yes, you will need to use mini here. Not only are mini things adorable, but you need mini chips to get the right cookie to chocolate ratio.
How to make Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies
I use the same base recipe for these mini chocolate chip cookies as my favorite Double Trouble Chocolate Chip Cookies. The only difference is I use mini chocolate chips and rolls them a whole lot smaller!
First, cream together the butter and sugars. Then add in the egg and vanilla.
Next goes in the flour, salt and baking soda. Mix thoroughly. Fold in mini chocolate chips.
After the mini chocolate chips are folded into the cookie dough, use a teaspoon measure spoon to scoop and roll the dough.
To make this process easier, I spray the measuring spoon with non-stick spray before scooping and then repeat whenever the cookie dough starts to stick.
The cookies will spread slightly while baking. Arrange on a cookie sheet, leaving about an inch in-between each cookie dough ball.
Bake at 350° for 6 minutes. Pull the cookies out when the tops are no longer glossy. Let the cookies cool right on the hot pan, they will continue to cook a little bit more as they cool.
Best eaten the same day, but will store well in an airtight container for a few days.
How to store Mini Cookies with chocolate chips
Store your cookies in an air tight container. They will keep at room temperature for 2-3 days. If you are wanting them to last longer than that, you’ll want to freeze them.
How to freeze Small Cookies
Arrange your cookies in a single layer on a cookie sheet and then freeze them for 30 minutes. This will freeze the outside of the cookie which means you can now toss them all into a large zip top bag and they won’t freeze together in one big lump. You can now just pull a few out at a time.
Pull them out of the freezer about 30 minutes before you want to serve them to allow the cookies time to come up to room temperature.. or eat them frozen like I do. They are seriously so good frozen!
Mini Cookie Recipe FAQs
There are a lot of factors that contribute to the chewy texture of the cookie Cooked at a lower temperature for a longer time helps prevent cookies from over baking and becoming too crunchy. To achieve the perfect chewy texture, it’s important to be mindful of ingredients and following the recipe instructions and baking time closely.
Making your own chocolate chip cookies can be more cost-effective than buying them ready-made from a store. You can opt for high-quality ingredients which might be more expensive in store bought cookies. Additionally, by making your own cookies, you can make larger batches at a time which can save you time and money compared to buying them individually.
Adding baking soda to cookies can help to enhance the texture and appearance of the finished product. Baking soda is an alkaline ingredient that, when combined with an acidic ingredient such as brown sugar creates carbon dioxide gas. This gas causes the cookies to rise and become thicker, resulting in a softer texture.
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Small Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
- 1 cup butter
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 cups flour
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 2 cups mini chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350°.
- Cream together the butter, both sugars, eggs and vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, salt and baking soda.
- Mix the dry ingredients with the creamed mixture. Mix well.
- Fold the mini chocolate chips into the cookie dough.
- Scoop the dough out with a 1 tsp measuring spoon and arrange onto a greased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350° for 6 minutes or until the tops are no longer glossy.
- Cool on the pan. Best eaten the same day but will store well in an airtight container for a couple of days.
These are so cute.
Barri Jessica says
Do these freeze well? Would you bake them first then freeze them? Or freeze the dough in tiny balls and bake from frozen?
Karli Bitner says
Hi Barri- I would probably freeze after baking. Just make sure to not over bake them in the first place or else they will turn out dry and crunchy. 🙂
Miranda Vasquez says
As a pastry chef and business owner for over 15+ years, I cater A LOT of functions that include cookies -and I have tried EVERY cookie recipe I can get my hands on and even perfected MY OWN version of the best mini chocolate chip cookie – but I am here to tell you, your recipe is the closest 2nd I have ever experienced! Your ratios are genius and they produce one of the most perfect mini cookies I have tried!! My hats off to you..to your readers: TRY THIS RECIPE, YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY 🙂
Karli Bitner says
Miranda! Your comment gives me life!! Thank you so much for taking the time to write that, and I am so pleased that you enjoyed the recipe so much. ❤️ Have a wonderful day!!
I never leave reviews but these little mini bites are perfect and delicious! The taste and texture are excellent. I loved that they didn’t spread all over but held their cute, petite shape. These are great for my little granddaughters’ hands but also a good for adults who want to “have their cookies” without overindulging. Can’t say enough-a winning recipe! Thanks!!
So I’m wondering what I did wrong, my cookies came out thick and round, they didn’t flatten out like yours? Thanks
Dan Bitner says
Thank you for letting me know Grace! I am so glad your granddaughters enjoy them.
Karli Bitner says
Hi Yelena- This may be something as simple as your climate and altitude! Next time, use 1/4 cup less flour and you should be golden!
it just says flour so is it self raising or plain??
Cooking with Karli says
katie Thornley says
Perfect for Parties!!! Don’t want to live in the kitchen all day to make enough cookies for a crowd, this is the perfect solution. Plus, they are stinkin cute!!
Sheila Fulmer says
How many cookies does this recipe make?
Karli Bitner says
It makes about 100 tiny cookies!
I think maybe just a little too much flour as my cookies turned up puffy but they tasted good.
So i spent all last week baking these the orders just kept coming in was crazy who knew tiny cookies would be the biggest hit. I turned your recipe into 7 different flavours so far and they’re a absolute hit! When they just come out if the oven…dangerous lol