A Teeny-Tiny Batch of Eensy-Weensy Chocolate Chip Cookies


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I will never be someone who can eat just one cookie. Some people (i.e. those with self-control) can do it. Me? If I have one cookie, I want fifteen more just like it. On the other hand, I like the idea of a portion-controlled single-serving cookie, à la those “giant cookie[s] for one” that I see all over the blogworld. So I decided to combine portion control + my love of multiple (multiplemultiple) cookies and figured out the measurements for a teeny-tiny batch of eensy-weensy cookies.

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image_5These are perfect for any time life calls for a tiny batch of cookies. Like when you MUST HAVE some fresh-from-the-oven goodies but you don’t want to make a normal-sized batch and accidentally-on-purpose eat two dozen. Or when you’ve had a long Tuesday and want to drown your sorrows in warm chocolate chip cookies but you only have ten minutes and two tablespoons of butter and one bowl. Because that’s all you NEED for these, yo.

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And…THEY ARE JUST SO DARN CUTE. They fill me with happiness. Ideal happy Melanie moment: dancing around my kitchen to this song wearing a high pony munching on a batch of teeny tiny eensy weensy adorable-beyond-words cookies. On vacation. And there are sprinkles somewhere close by. And it’s sunny outside. And Mike comes home early from work and makes me dinner. It’s grilled cheese. And he brings a puppy. It’s going to be mine-all-mine and I name it….

image_3…I’m getting ahead of myself. I just can’t even handle the cuteness. There’s something about miniature baked goods that make me do a happy dance. Like, each cookie is ONE TEASPOON of dough. Cutie cute cute cute cute CUUUUUUTE.

image_2imageA Teeny-Tiny Batch of Eensy-Weensy Chocolate Chip Cookies

yield: 18-20 teeny tiny cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, browned (or melted) and cooled slightly
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons egg*
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/8 cup mini chocolate chips

*note: to get 2 teaspoons of egg, crack an egg into a bowl, beat it with a fork, and measure out 2 teaspoons

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk the slightly cooled butter, brown sugar, white sugar, and vanilla. Add the egg and whisk until smooth. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir together with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  2. Drop the dough by teaspoonfuls onto a baking sheet. Bake for four minutes (watch carefully, these bake quickly!!), then place on a wire rack to cool.
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18 thoughts on “A Teeny-Tiny Batch of Eensy-Weensy Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. sweat.to.eat

    OMG! I am going to make these this week. Your blog looks AMAZEBALLS, by the way. I have been stalking it since the oreo peanut butter cup cupcakes…and now that people have bugged me to start my own blog, I am so envious of yours. Be proud–you are an inspiration 🙂

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    1. The Sweet Life Post author

      You are so sweet! Thank you! I remember when I was starting my blog, it was partly because I was inspired by a few favorites (like joy the baker!) – so it’s exciting to here that now I’M the inspiration to someone else!

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  2. gwynnem

    Good idea on the portion control. I have to watch my sugar intake, so I’m often nibbling on one cookie over an entire day, showing just what a freak I am. These little cookies will make me feel like a normal cookie monster again.

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  3. Mackenzie

    ugh, so cute! my roomie bought a box of those teeny tj’s chocolate cookies and they are making me both hate/love him for bringing them into my apartment. it happens.

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    1. The Sweet Life Post author

      Fun fact: I have YET to try any cookies from TJ’s because I’m generally against buying something I can easily make myself (this rule usually only applies to cookies), but I’ve been hearing more and more how delicious they are so I think it might be time!

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  4. erika

    Ahhhh these are too adorable!!! I just made single serving deep-dish chocolate chip cookies the other night but this is almost even better…instead of 1 cookie, I can eat like 5!! Ha. Loving your blog–it’s super cute!

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  5. kschenkkan

    So cute, but mine definitely did not puff up like yours did, they spread out and then turned distinctly chewy (I’m more of a soft cookie person, so this was perhaps more disappointing than it sounds). Any idea where I could have gone wrong??

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    1. The Sweet Life Post author

      The melted butter is what makes them chewy! Also I rolled mine into teeny-tiny balls before baking them which might be why they look puffy, but they definitely flatten out quite a bit while baking.

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  6. Amber Nordvik

    Wonderful recipe! It had the normal high altitude issues (turned into crispy pancakes) I have here in Cheyenne, so I thought I’d share what worked in the second batch for others.

    High altitude mod :Reduce the white sugar to 1/2 tablespoon and add an extra tablespoon of flour. They turned out just like the picture!

    These are the cookies Mini Chips Ahoy wish they could be!

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