chocolately mini cookies

chocolately minis

perfect toddler sized cookies

Tonight we are invited to a friend’s house for dinner and after persistently asking “what can we bring???” and the answer persistently being “just yourselves!” I decided to try a new cookie recipe…if it didn’t work out then I truly wouldn’t have to bring anything hahaha.  But they did turn out, so here they are to share with you all:) These chocolately cookies are definitely sweet so making them mini is perfect for your little ones to enjoy one all on their own.  Sometimes when I make my cookies regular size then realize they are too big for pie pie (my toddler) it’s a bit of a process to convince her to have only half…so these little sizes are perfect.

what you need:

*makes ~40 mini cookies

  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dutch process cocoa (the good stuff!)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

what to do:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together dry ingredients.
  3. In another large bowl, (or mixer), beat sugars with butter until light and fluffy.  Add egg and vanilla, then beat to mix well, scraping sides of bowl with a spatula if needed.
  4. Add dry ingredients and mix until just combined – don’t over mix or cookies get tough!
  5. Add chocolate chips and mix until evenly distributed, again don’t over mix.DSC_0546
  6. Spoon small round amounts of dough onto parchment paper – smaller than a golf ball – and leave about 2″ space between cookies.  DSC_0547
  7. Bake for 8 or 9 min, then remove from oven and let stand on the tray until cool enough to handle and transfer to wire rack to cool completely.  Enjoy!

You can store them in an airtight container for several days, or freeze them to enjoy another day.

chocolately cookies

I promise the next post will be healthier! Everything in moderation…;)

 

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