Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

These mini chocolate chip cookies are adorable! Soft, chewy with just the right amount of chocolate chips! Perfect bite-size morsels!

Soft and chewy. Chocolaty and chippy… these cookies are adorable and can fit easily into your mouth in one bite.

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Since school is now in full effect, I’m packing lunches… twice, daily. I always like to put a little something extra in my girl’s lunches. Whether it is a love note… or a few cookies, what kid doesn’t love a little surprise in their lunch bag?

Truth be told, I hate packing lunches. Like reeeeeeeeally can’t stand it. One kid likes PB&J the other would survive on granola bars and cheese quesadillas if I’d let her. But one thing they both can agree on is cookies.


Of course you could whip up your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and just make them mini, orrrrr maybe you have a French aunt name Nestle Tooolhouse who passed her recipe on down to you? If you have a fave, use it! But I like this recipe for it yields soft and chewy cookies… and if you eat an entire bowl, who cares? They’re bite-size!

butter, sugar, mix collage

In a bowl beat the stick of butter until soft and pale yellow. Add in both sugars and mix on medium speed until combined.

eggs, vanilla, mix collage

Crack in the egg, add in a teaspoon of vanilla extract and mix, mix, mix.

dry, chocolate chips, mix collage

Add in the cup and a quarter of unbleached all-purpose flour and mix until just combine. Throw in a cup of chocolate chips… I like milk chocolate, but semi sweet or dark would be just as scrumptious. Mix with a rubber spatula just until the chocolate chips are throughout.

spoon out a rounded teaspoon

Measure a round teaspoon of cookie batter and drop them onto a lined sheet pan.

roll and press

Roll the cookie dough into balls and gently press them so they are a little flatter.

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Bake the mini cookies in a preheated 325 degree oven for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are slightly golden.

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Serve these mini chocolate chip cookies with an ice cold glass of milk or wrap up tightly and sneak them into your kids {or hubs/wifey’s} lunch.

The rest are for you!


Enjoy! And if you give these mini chocolate chip cookies a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Yield: 36 bite-size cookies

Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies
Soft, chewy with just the right amount of chocolate chips! Perfect bite-size morsels!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup Unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (milk, semi-sweet or dark)


  1. Line a rimmed baking pan and preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a bowl blend the stick of butter until creamy and light yellow. Add in the sugars and blend.
  3. Add in the one egg and teaspoon of pure vanilla extract and blend on low until combined.
  4. Next, add in the flour, salt and baking soda and mix just until combined.
  5. Lastly, add the cup of chocolate chips and blend by hand with a spatula.
  6. Measure a rounded teaspoon of cookie dough and place an inch apart on the prepared pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes in your preheated or until the edges are golden.
  7. Let cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.

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16 Responses to “Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. #
    Tieghan Gerard — September 6, 2013 at 8:42 am

    What kid, no what person could not like chocolate chip cookies? Especially mini ones! No one! They are just an all round loved food and cute as can be mini ones look perfect! I bet they are an awesome surprise for a friday lunch!

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    Julie — September 6, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    These are cute – and look so yummy!!

  3. #
    cassie — September 6, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    I have such an intense love for cookies. These are incredible, Laurie. Happy Friday!

  4. #
    Paula - bell'alimento — September 6, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Soft & Chewy is exactly how I like my cookies!

  5. #
    Christina @ The Beautiful Balance — September 6, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Is there anything better than soft and chewy cookies?! Seriously, no other way I would rather have a cookie 🙂

  6. #
    Bekah — September 6, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    OMG, these are adorable and look so soft. I really would like to eat one right now. But I will just have to make some myself!!

  7. #
    Katrina @ WVS — September 6, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    I love mini cookies! These sound awesome!

  8. #
    Nikki @Seeded at the Table — September 6, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    You’re killing me with the cuteness of these! Can I pile them in a bowl and eat them as cereal? 🙂

    • simplyscratch replied: — September 7th, 2013 @ 12:01 am

      Nikki, you’re pretty much a genius. I’ll get the bowls 🙂

  9. #
    Renee Rendall — September 7, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    I love trying every chocolate chip cookie recipe ever. I never get tired of it. These look so cute and fun.

  10. #
    Cate @ Chez CateyLou — September 9, 2013 at 11:24 am

    These are so cute!! I love mini cookies, especially when they are soft!

  11. #
    Karen — September 22, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Sooooo good just made them.. None of ur recipes fail

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    Shaun — November 10, 2013 at 7:35 am

    Made these this a.m. so the girls will have something sweet to take to lunch next week. They taste great and are as soft as I’d hoped, I’ve been looking for a soft cookie recipe. I couldn’t roll them into balls though, still wet, so they didn’t look like yours. Well done.

  13. #
    Melanie LeCroy — February 5, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Do you refrigerate your dough before portioning and baking? This dough is very wet and sticky and baked flat.


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