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Best Mini-Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you haven’t noticed yet, I love a good treat. I was laughing one day as I proofread a post about gift-giving and noticed that once again, I had mentioned how everyone loves a batch of homemade cookies as a gift. Simple, fast, frugal, delicious. Not exactly nutritious, but maybe you’ll forgive me that?

These chocolate chip cookies have been my go-to cookie recipe for a while now. For years, I had a magical chocolate chip cookie recipe that I used (named so because they were soooo good and were sent in many care boxes) but those cookies used 2 sticks of butter, and only made 2 dozen cookies. Since there are only two cookie eaters in this house at the moment, I realized I needed to tweak my beloved recipe to cut down on the butter and to make a smaller batch of cookies.

I love that these only use 4 TBS of butter (especially since butter prices in our area are high) and one egg. I’ve substituted coconut oil for the butter which does make for a nice cookie, but I’d recommend only using 3 TBS since coconut oil goes a long way. I’ve also substituted 1/8 tsp of peppermint extract for the the vanilla at times for a peppermint chocolate chip cookie. So good. Well, I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we have. Whip up a batch, and let me know what you think!

Best Mini-Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

4 TBS butter
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 tsp vanilla

3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup oats (I use old-fashioned)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/8-1/4 tsp cinnamon (optional)
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl, cream the butter with the sugars. Add egg and vanilla and beat until smooth. In a separate, small bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and oats together. Pour into the sugar mixture and mix until combined. Add the chocolate chips and mix.

Drop teaspoonfuls onto a cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.

Makes one dozen (depending on if you eat cookie dough or not. Ahem.)

Have a lovely {and creative} day!

P.S. You might want to try my peppermint bark brownies and chocolate cake mix cookies too. They’re delicious! 🙂

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20 responses to “Best Mini-Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. Rese Avatar

    Cute! Can I let you know my secret – Buy them every time! I’m hopeless!

    1. Jennie Avatar

      Good idea! 🙂 I have a hard time saying no to chocolate, I admit it. 😉

  2. Molly Avatar

    Chocolate chip cookies are just the best no matter their size….


    1. Jennie Avatar

      I agree! 🙂

  3. Kim Cunningham Avatar

    I could go for that now!

    1. Jennie Avatar

      me too! 🙂

  4. Amy | Canary Street Crafts Avatar

    These look yummy! I love that you cut the butter and batch size. When homemade cookies are in my house I swear they keep calling my name until I eat them all. A dozen is just perfect for everyone in our family to have a couple and be done! Pinned 🙂

    1. Jennie Avatar

      Amy, I am so glad that I’m not the only one that has cookies calling my name! Have a great day! 🙂

  5. Nicola - Pink Recipe Box Avatar

    There are only two of us in our house, so a giant batch of cookies is always way too many. This recipe looks perfect for just a few servings. Pinning! 🙂

    1. Jennie Avatar

      I think you’ll like it! 🙂 There are only two of us cookie eaters in the house (my daughter doesn’t eat cookies) and I always feel bad when I realize, ‘wow, we just ate a whole batch of cookies by ourselves’–gulp. Have a great day! 🙂

  6. Abby Avatar

    I am all about mini batches! Me + tons of extra cookies or dough = just not a good combination. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Jennie Avatar

      You’re welcome! Glad I’m not the only one! 🙂 🙂

  7. Jennie @ The Diary of a Real Housewife Avatar

    Yum! Chocolate chip cookies are my all time favorite dessert! And yes I would eat half the dough before I was finished! Thanks for linking up with me and sharing!

    1. Jennie Avatar

      You’re welcome! Hope you’re having a great weekend! 🙂

  8. Becky at Cooking with Vinyl Avatar

    These look great. Like you, we are a two eater household and I always feel guilty making big batches of cookies, so this is a great idea! I’m a new food blogger and found you on a link party. I’ve followed your social sites and hope we can connect on those. Can’t wait to read more of your blog. Becky

    1. Jennie Avatar

      Thanks, Becky! I’ll definitely come over and check out your blog. I always like to get new cooking inspiration. 🙂 Have a great day!

  9. Kathryn Avatar

    I’m over from Thoughtful Spot Blog Hop. These look wonderful. I love just about anything chocolate chip and am trying to incorporate more oats into my recipes. Pinned! I subscribed. Thanks for the generosity book.

    1. Jennie Avatar

      These really are good cookies. I made a batch this weekend. 🙂 And I’m so glad you subscribed! Enjoy the book!

  10. Sera Avatar

    Do you know what I can substitute oats for? We don’t have any at the moment, and these look so good I want to make them right now! 🙂

    1. Jennie Avatar

      🙂 You can add just a touch of flour instead of the oats. You don’t need the oats–they just add extra texture. 🙂 Hope that helps!

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