Best Mini-Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

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If you haven’t noticed yet, I love a good treat. I was laughing one day as I proofed 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! :)

20 thoughts on “Best Mini-Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. 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. :) 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!

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

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

    1. 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! :)

  4. 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 :)

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