Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

By Maria Lichty

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Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

I got home from the BlogHer Food Conference last night. All I can say right now is, wow! My mind and heart are still full. I am honored and grateful to be a part of such a powerful, talented, and inspirational community. I haven’t had time to even unpack yet, so pictures and details will have to come later. Instead, I am sharing my mini chocolate chip cookie recipe today.

Mini Chocolate Chip CookiesI love mini desserts. They are adorable. I have made mini cupcakes, tarts, and breads, but surprisingly, not cookies. I don’t know why because you all know I have a cookie obsession. I recently made a batch of mini chocolate chip cookies that were almost too cute to eat.

I used mini chocolate chips and made the cookies really small, about two teaspoons of dough per cookie. The cookies were perfectly round and tiny. When Josh saw the cookies he thought I bought them from the store. Um, no-I don’t buy my cookies, I bake them:) These mini chocolate chip cookies are soft, with a chewy edge. Mini chocolate chips are the perfect size for these itty bitty cookies.

If you like mini desserts, try baking a batch of mini chocolate chip cookies. They are perfect for kids, baby showers, or snacking. Good things come in small packages!

I like using half sheets when baking cookies. My favorites are the Williams Sonoma Goldtouch Pro Nonstick Non Corrugated Half Sheet, which are my top pick in my roundup of the best cookie sheets. They’re pretty and gold and you can get them at Williams Sonoma. I also like these aluminum Nordic Ware Commercial Baker’s Half Sheets that you can get at Amazon.

Mini Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

These bite size chocolate chip cookies are almost too cute to eat!
4.44 from 57 votes



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat and set aside.
  • In medium bowl, whisk the flour, salt, and baking soda together. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugars together until creamy and smooth. Add in the egg and vanilla extract.
  • Slowly mix in the flour, until combined. Stir in mini chocolate chips.
  • Roll dough into tiny balls, about 1 ½ teaspoons of dough. Place mini balls on baking sheet and bake for 6-8 minutes or until cookies are golden brown and set. Remove from the oven and let cool on baking sheet for two minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


Calories: 61kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 9mg, Sodium: 49mg, Potassium: 9mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 68IU, Calcium: 7mg, Iron: 1mg

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I’ll admit I am jealous about the BlogHer conference but I’m sure it was amazing!!! This mini little cookies are great!!

  2. I am a huge mini chip fan. I use them in my mini muffins all the time. The cookies do look perfect enough to have come from a store! Glad you had a great time at the conference- can’t wait to hear more

  3. These look delicious (as usual) and I love your photographs. I kept reading “mint” chocolate chip cookies and couldn’t figure out where the mint was coming from– haha! I’m excited to hear about Blog Her Food!

  4. I can’t wait to hear about Blogher Food. I would LOVE to go.
    And since these are mini, I can eat more, right? 😉

  5. Can’t wait to read about the conference!! These little cookies are so tiny and cute! I love it!!

  6. Maria, these cookies look amazing! They are the perfect size too. Those mint chocolate chips have got to be purchased over here to make these cookies. LOVED seeing you this weekend 🙂

  7. my hubby was just standing over my shoulder asking when i was going to make these for him 🙂

  8. Ah I love mini desserts. These are adorable. Plus I love the really short cooking time. I can’t wait to hear about BlogHer Food….wish I would have been able to go.

  9. wish i could have gone to the blogher event! mini desserts are always so cute and fun… plus, i love excuses to eat more cookies:-)

  10. BlogHer food sounds like so much fun and I wish I could have been there! Next year…

    I think everything tastes better in mini form…especially cookies! These look delicious.

  11. Love mini anything, especially chocolate chip cookies. Yours look great. YOu are such a good baker! And thanks so much for the link shout out above-that was so nice of you.

  12. these look almost too perfect to be homemade. they remind me(in looks only) of the junk I grew up on that came in that horrible white and pink, glossy bag. I can tell by your ingredients that these are above and beyond what I ate as a kid. I loved hanging out with you this weekend. What a special time for us all! Friends for life!

  13. Glad to here you had a nice time at the conference. Mini cookies are nice, you can stop at one or take a few 🙂

  14. These look adorable! I’m totally going to have to make them and bring them to school to share! Maybe I’ll do it on an exam day and give them out in class to get brownie points from the professor….hmmmm…

  15. These are absolutely adorable!! I love how mini they are and that they are still soft and chewy. Will definitely need to try these!

  16. Glad that you enjoyed your conference! These cookies are so cute. I’ll have no problem eating a handful…or two. Will have to try sometime as I’ve never made mini cookies yet.

  17. Oh, oh I love mini desserts! These are adorable. I have a chocolate chip cookie recipe I always use, but I think I’m going to try yours next time.

  18. Haha, I’m the same way about not buying cookies. Why should I when homemade taste a million times better? Those are adorable!!

  19. There’s something so psychologically appealing about small desserts. I just love to eat a handful and pretend I ate almost nothing! A great recipe and beautiful photos. Lovely lovely lovely spending time with you up in SF. Can’t wait to have more time in the future! xoxoxo, Brooke

  20. Cute little cookies – I’ll have to try these this weekend. The conference sounds amazing – look forward to reading more about it.

  21. Love the small chocolate chip cookie! Just means I can eat more 🙂 These look cute and delicious.

  22. What is it amount mini desserts that makes them irresistable? I can’t wait to try this recipe…thanks for sharing! 🙂

  23. These look so yummy and super cute Maria!
    So glad we got to meet and chat at BlogHer Food this weekend. You are fabulous!
    Hope the finishing touches on the kitchen are coming along. 🙂

  24. Well one good thing about him mistaking them as store bought is that they must have been a visual perfection. I love mini chocolate chips-they are so cute!

  25. These are SO cute!! Seriously, I am making them as soon as I buy miniature chocolate chips! LOVE! I can’t wait to hear more about BlogHer Food! Love you my beautiful friend!

  26. Those are adorable! I can’t believe I’ve never made mini cookies before either! These would make great gifts tucked in a cute container.

  27. These are absolutely adorable Maria! Like you, I’ve made a lot of mini desserts, but never cookies. That needs to be rectified soon 🙂

  28. I’m glad you had fun at BlogHer Food!! I’m really hoping to go next year 🙂 These are so cute… Though I have a feeling I’d eat about 10 of them 🙂

  29. I used your recipe, but I substituted in baking powder (didn’t have any baking soda) and I substituted 1/2 cup of old fashioned oats for some of the flour. I also found I had to cook them about 10-12 minutes to get the edges to crisp. They are very very yummy though, so thanks!

  30. You’re right. They are too cute to eat. You’d better give them to me, I’ll get rid of them for you!

  31. Yummy! I can’t wait to try this one. Maybe adding some chocolate syrup or some cream cheese icing will make it yummier!

  32. This is so indulging! I should better make some of this later and eat some for our mid night snacks while we are watching televisions. My kids will surely love this with their glass of fresh hot milk.

  33. I made these cookies tonight for my coworker’s birthday tomorrow. I doubled the recipe and made a bunch for ourselves. After 50-some cookies, I still have dough left so I put it in the freezer for the rainy days.

    These cookies are So Awesome!!! I love it. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

    1. Glad you liked the cookies! And it is always nice to have cookie dough in the freezer for emergency cravings:)

  34. Cookies looked good but very bland, I just baked a batch. A little disappointed, can’t tell almost what you are eating…….sorry, but everyone was commenting on how cute they were but not the taste.

  35. I just made this recipe yesterday and they turned out AMAZING. My friends and family loved them, and i will most definitely be making them again! Thank you!

  36. These cookies came out perfect. Thank you, your site is my new #1. This is my new chocolate chip cookie recipe I will always use. oh and your baby is sooo cute and adorable =0)

  37. The absolute best chocolate chip cookies ever, they were soft and not too small. I wanted a simple recipe for my 9 year old to make for a school project, and I was pleasantly surprised at how good they were. I shared the website and recipe with all my girlfriends. Thank you.

  38. I’ve tried this recipe and It was delicious. even though I don’t own an oven, I just baked it on a toaster oven same heat. I even tried it with sliced almonds. ( I used regular sized chocolate chips since I ran out of mini chocolate chip).

  39. I had a recipe for these for yrs but they were always missing something I always thought it was vanilla extract so I added it to it but I was never quite sure how much to add. Well the other day I lost my whole notebook of recipes and I was so lost and trying to make a recipe from scratch when you have a disease that is slowly eating away you mind well let’s just say it isn’t fun. So Thank you for bringing back a recipe I lost and having the vanilla in it.

  40. Made this recipe and they were sooooo delicious! Best cookies I ever made. Added some heath toffee bits and they were amazing. People loved them. Going to be making these for a long time heh 🙂

  41. I’m making these today to put into goody bags for my daughter’s birthday! She turns 8 so each child will take home 8 mini-cookies in a pretty gift bag. And that is it! No junk from the dollar store, no junk food (I feel better about homemade cookies that I do a bag of random candy!). Excited to give this recipe a try!

  42. Made these today and they turned out delicious! Thank you for these little bites of chocolate chip heaven 🙂

  43. I stumbled across this recipe while searching on the Internet for a good one. The cookies were delicious! The only thing was like other people have said, I had to bake them much longer and then broil very quickly to get them brown.

  44. These were delicious! The only thing I recommend is refrigerating the cookie dough for an hour before baking, otherwise the cookies spread way too much and become quite thin. Just a friendly tip. 🙂

  45. Hi, I’m a first time visitor to your site – I love it! being South African, I’m not sure about some terminology in the recipe. Is baking soda the same as baking powder or is it bicarbonate of soda? thanks xxx

  46. These are absolutely the perfect chocolate chip cookies. I like mine crunchy, so I leave them in the oven a few minutes longer and they are absolutely amazing. These are my new go-to cookies! I can’t get enough!

  47. Hi! I really wanna make these for a birthday present for a friend, I was wondering if you recommend dark or light brown sugar and if there’s a difference? Also does it have to be unsalted butter? Is there a difference in taste? Thank you so much! I’m really hoping to make them this week.

  48. I’m about to go on a road trip with my clown troupe, and my job is to make cookies for the road. Among others, I’m making these! Thanks for what looks like a great recipe 😀

  49. Amazing recipe for mini cookies! Just tried it for regular sized cookies and they don’t spread out – which is just fine!

  50. These cookies turned out great; they were soft and not under cooked. They made the perfect amount as well. Luv them. 

  51. I love these cookies! I made them this afternoon and will probably be making another batch or two this weekend to share at work.
    They are not too sweet, I mixed dark and semi-sweet chips. The only problem I had was the dough was a little crumbly at first so I added another egg and it came together perfectly. Using eggs from my own chicken it can be a little hard to gauge size so that was probably my fault.

  52. These cookies were just okay. I read the other comments and hardly anyone actually made them. Yes, they look delicious but why even comment if you don’t add your review?! I followed the recipe to a T and didn’t alter anything. They were mediocre at best. I will not be using this recipe in the future. I’ll keep searching…

    1. Keep them in an airtight container on the counter. You can also put a piece of bread in with the cookies. It will keep the cookies extra soft.

  53. Have you tried other types of cookies as a mini version? Just wondering if bake times would follow the same for most. I think mini versions are so much cuter!

  54. These looked cute but tasted kind of bland (too flour-y) and took almost twice as long to bake as listed – and even then, they never really browned. I like the mini idea but will use a different recipe next time. 

  55. Just finished baking these, wow! They came out perfect and so chewy. I will definitely be making these again!

  56. 5 stars
    AMAZING!!! These cupcakes are perfect for beginners, I have already made the 4 times! I definitely recommend baking these.

  57. Just made these ! Great recipe I loved them! I didn’t have chocolate chips, so I shredded up a bar of chocolate from my daughter . Still delicious!

  58. 5 stars
    Awesome recipe! Nice flavor. I measured the flour with grams instead of cups because it seems more accurate, and I used 190 grams and it was a good amount. The cookies took a little longer than 7 or 8 minutes, but it also depended on the size I made them. Keeping this recipe!