Oh hi and welcome to another blog post. This week the recipe is for my Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies.

This recipe is part of an unplanned cookie mini-series. I have a few cookie-based recipes coming in the next few weeks including a Giant Cookie Sandwich and a Cookie Dough Cake.

All three recipes came when I made FAR FAR too much cookie dough that I didn’t want to waste. I made all three recipes and delivered them to neighbours and family leaving them on their doorstep and then having a quick chat from two metres away. It was nice to see some friendly faces and I got my one hour of exercise. How have you all been keeping busy recently?

Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

I made the cookies using dark and white chocolate chips as they were the only kind I could get at the supermarket, in these crazy times. You can adapt them to whatever you fancy or can get. You could use chocolate chips, M&Ms or Smarties. I tend to find Smarties lose their colour when you bake them, but you can still use them, baking them won’t alter the taste.

These cookies don’t contain eggs, just because I was eating the cookie dough raw. If you want to you can replace the milk with 1 medium egg instead. I also chilled the cookie dough for 30 minutes after I had rolled it into ping pong sized balls.

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Once I had rolled the cookies into balls you can either add your chocolate chips to a bowl and roll your cookie dough in the chocolate chips and then place them on a baking tray to cook or you can do what I done and wait until they have baked and then sprinkle on some chocolate chips on top.

If you want you can use an ice cream scoop so that all your cookies are the same size. I do this anytime I am making cookies and use these scoops.


In this recipe, I used Billingtons Light Brown Sugar, as it gives the cookies a more caramel flavour.

For the butter I used Stork but you can use a supermarket own brand or unsalted butter.

I used Dr Oetkers Vanilla Extract, normally I would use Neilson Massey but just now I haven’t been able to source any and actually, I really like Dr Oetkers it is a great alternative.

Self-Raising Flour, Cornflour and the chocolate chips I used were a supermarket own brand.


Oven trays

Ice Cream Scoop

Mixing Bowl



I hope you have enjoyed this mini chocolate chip cookies recipe please look out for my Cookie Dough Cake and Giant Cookie Sandwich I have included a sneak preview below.

Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sarah Mark
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Servings 12 mini cookies


For the Mini Cookies

  • 150 g Light Brown Sugar
  • 75 g Unsalted Butter
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Cornflour
  • 150 g Self-Raising Flour
  • 1-3 tbsp Whole Milk
  • 200 g Chocolate Chips (I used 100g White and 100g Dark Chocolate Chips)


To Make the Cookies

  • Line enough baking trays to make 12 cookies. I usedfour baking trays but mine were pretty small and I wanted to make sure when thecookies spread they didn’t touch and leave to one side.
  • In a bowl mix together the sugar and butter until theyare combined.
  • Add in the vanilla, cornflour, flour and mix until allcombined. The mixture may be quite dry and may not stick together, if thishappens add in the milk one tablespoon at a time until the mixture combines.
  • Finally add in most of the chocolate chips and mixuntil they are evenly distributed. It should become one large ball of mixturein the middle of your bowl.
    (This is completely optional you can add all thechocolate chips if you want. You can roll your cookie dough balls in theremaining chocolate chips before you bake or you can sprinkle them over the topof your baked cookies.)
  • Roll the mixture into ping pong sized balls and put onyour baking tray. Make sure they are spaced out you don't want them touchingwhen they spread in the oven.
  • Put the cookie dough balls in the fridge to cool for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven to 180C (160F).
  • After your cookie dough balls have been in the fridgefor 30 minutes to chill put then in the oven for 5-10 minutes or until they areslightly golden around the edges. (If you are sprinkling your chocolate chips over the top do this once you take them out the oven, just be careful as the cookies will be super hot.)
  • Leave them to cool completely before trying to remove themfrom the baking trays. If they are still warm they might fall apart or stick tothe grease proof paper.

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  • middleagefanclub

    11 May 2020 at 2:25 pm

    This all sounds delicious!

  • Brooke

    11 May 2020 at 2:53 pm

    Yum! These mini cookies look easy to make and delicious. I have never thought to put smarties in cookies. Interesting.

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      11 May 2020 at 9:59 pm

      I baked with Smarties when I was a child they were my favourite but I haven’t done it in years! They would make the most delicious and chocolatey cookies!

  • Jupiter Hadley

    11 May 2020 at 3:00 pm

    These are so cute! I look forward to the giant cookie sandwiches too.

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      11 May 2020 at 9:59 pm

      Thank you! It should be here in the next few weeks!

  • Laci

    11 May 2020 at 3:09 pm

    These look delicious!

  • kalliopechasing

    11 May 2020 at 7:40 pm

    These look so yummy. I will have to make these later today!
    Thank you for sharing.

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      11 May 2020 at 10:00 pm

      Thank you! Please let me know how you get on!

  • justthegameoflife

    12 May 2020 at 4:01 pm

    They look so yummy! I love mini things too cause you don’t feel as guilty if you have some!

  • Charlotte

    12 May 2020 at 4:18 pm

    Your recipes always make me drool! Can’t wait for your cookie dough cake recipe!

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      16 May 2020 at 9:21 pm

      Thank you! It should be up in the next week or so!

  • adamjnew85

    12 May 2020 at 4:46 pm

    This is definitely something for me and my daughter to make, think we already have everything but the white chocolate chips.

    Adam – http://daddoesautism.com

  • Charlotte Louise

    12 May 2020 at 11:32 pm

    These cookies look amazing!!!!! Intrigued to try them out myself as I’ve been baking a lot more during lockdown! Great post!x

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      16 May 2020 at 9:20 pm

      Thank you! I made them with the ingredients I could get my hands on and tried to put some alternatives in the post too, just incase you can’t get a hold of all the ingredients. I hope you have fun baking!

  • S. K. Nijjar

    15 May 2020 at 6:02 pm

    These look delicious! Will have to try them out. Thanks for sharing.

  • James Tasker

    18 May 2020 at 11:29 am

    Love the look of these. Definitely going to try them out! Thanks for the recipe 🙂


    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      20 May 2020 at 3:29 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy them

  • Mrs D

    3 June 2020 at 9:32 pm

    Love this, I’m going to make them! Thank you for sharing!

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      12 June 2020 at 7:59 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy!

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