Monday, December 07, 2009

Tiny Chocolate Chip Cookies (12 Days of Christmas Treats)

Tiny Chocolate Chip Cookies

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me ... Tiny Chocolate Chip Cookies!
On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me ... Santa Buttons!
On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me ... Cranberry Crumb Bars!
On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me ... Chocolate Crinkles!
On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me ... Cinnamon Roll Cookies!
On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me ... Microwave Peanut Brittle!
On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me ... Almond Lace Cookies

Yes. They're tiny. That's actually a stack of Tiny Chocolate Chip cookies in a ramekin. They're also sweet - very sweet. They have a distinct caramel taste and they're almost like candy, which means you have to be careful around them because they tend to disappear like M&Ms. I wasn't exactly sure what to expect when I made these, and they spread more than I planned so be careful how you space them on your pans. They're thin, crisp, sweet and very chocolaty, too. I can't imagine a better treat to sit alongside your coffee on Christmas morning. And yes. Cookies are an acceptable breakfast on Christmas morning. Santa told me so.

Tiny Chocolate Chip Cookies
Adapted from epicurious
Printer-friendly recipe
Makes about 150 cookies

Ingredients
10 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Cream butter, sugar, salt and baking soda until fluffy, about 30 seconds, then add egg and vanilla and mix well. Add flour and mix on low until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
3. Drop half-teaspoons of dough onto ungreased baking sheets, about 1.5 inches apart. Bake 6 to 7 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool a minute or two on sheets. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.


2 comments:

  1. Oh yes! Cookies on Christmas morning... cookies are good to me any time of day or year... And these are so cute Abby.

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  2. You're right those would be trouble.
    ~ingrid

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