Mini Chocolate Chippers

Mini foods are so fun- I hope I’m not the only one who thinks that! I’ve had the idea for these cookies for months now and I finally got around to recipe testing and baking. I have to say- they turned out amazing! And they were so much easier to make than I thought they’d be. I worried it’d take forever to roll 85 teeny tiny cookies, but I recruited a couple of my kids to help and we were done in 15 minutes! So grab some helpers and save this recipe! Everyone loved the poppable nature of them too- they are perfect for parties or casual get togethers.
Mini Chocolate Chippers
  • 1/2 cup softened butter 
  • 1/2 cup butter flavored shortening 
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar 
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 2 1/2 cups flour 
  • 2 tsp baking soda 
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder 
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • 1 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips 
Direction
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. Cream together the butter and shortening. Add in sugars and eggs and mix once more. Add in 1/2 the flour, the baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix well. Add in remaining flour and mix until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. 
  3. Making the tiny cookies: I tested out sizes and to make the mini cookies like the ones in my photos, you need only 1/2 teaspoon of dough for each cookie. Yep- just that small amount! There are 2 ways I found you can easily do this: The first is to spray a 1 tsp measuring spoon with non-stick spray and scoop out dough, then divide it in half. This actually works pretty well, you’ll just have to re-spray the spoon after 4 or 5 scoops. The second way is to scoop out dough using a regular 1.5 TBSP cookie scoop. (I use this cookie scoop here) Then divide that scoop of dough in half, then divide those 2 halves in half (so now you have 4 mounds of dough). Now divide all those dough mounds in half- you’ll end up with 8 pieces of dough. 
  4. Roll mini dough into a ball and place on the cookie sheet. Bake for 6-8 minutes. 
  5. Once baked, transfer to a cooling rack.
  6. Recipe yields 85-90 mini cookies (when you use 1/2 tsp of dough). 
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