A lovely colleague of mine with four beautiful children who happen to love cookies, gave me the wonderful idea of halving my current size of cookies so that the kids won’t waste a big cookie if they can’t take it whole down. And her wish was my command, we had to please the kids and keep them from making a mess with the cookies. So I made what I thought is suitable to call mini chocolate chip cookies. These cookies were so small and tiny, I always tend to think of my baked goodies cute imagine what I thought for these little tiny babies. I mean look!
Aren’t they tiny? Or is it just me?
It didn’t take much thought into how to minimize these, I simply scooped out half the normal portion I usually do for any kind of chip cookie and that’s two heaped tablespoons. This time I only did one, rolled all the cookies into balls and baked them for approximately 10 minutes.
And voila the result. It barely exceeds the edges of my smallest spatula.
Their texture is as always soft and dense when you bite into them, but the edges always crunchy to keep that cookie chewiness of a chocolate chip cookie. Even a mini one.
The chocolate is undeniably a star in the cookie, I used Nestle’s Milk Chocolate Bar which I cut into chunks and you are welcome to do the same or use any other kind of chocolate your taste buds prefer. You don’t even need to use a chocolate bar, I just prefer the taste from any kind of ready made chocolate chip cookies we have available here.
The texture, the chocolate the COOKIE itself, such a simple yet elegant and beloved cookie made small for little kiddies to consume in a bit. And grown ups of course! These are any age proof.
Let’s face it the best time to eat them is this, when the chocolate is still in a runny state and the cookie is a touch before room temperature. But rest assure these are heaven’s delights as the days go by. The flavour is definitely better the next day as the cookie sits and develops or ages if you like.
Take a bunch, heat them slightly and top with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream or whatever flavour suits your fancy and you have a summer dessert in the making.
Two minis = 1 normal cookie so it’s okay to have like 6 of these because in reality you’d only be eating 3, doesn’t that makes sense?
Always thinking in terms of moderation! Now let’s bake some mini cookies.