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Mini cookies are awesome when you have a toddler. You have more control over how much she eats and no screaming fits because you’ve only given her half a cookie 😉

This recipe is originally from My Strawberry Heart.

Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 3/4 cups bread flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 deg F/180 deg C. Line two large baking sheets with greaseproof paper. Grease the paper.
Sift the flour, salt, and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl and set aside. Cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, then mix in the egg and vanilla extract. Gradually add the flour, stirring until just combined, then stir in the chocolate chips.
Take heaped teaspoons of the dough and form into balls. Put the balls on the baking sheet and flatten very slightly.
Bake for 10 minutes. Leave to cool for a couple of minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

Variations

Raisins would work very well instead of mini chocolate chips. So would nuts, or another dried fruit (cut up small), or you could omit the chips and not replace them with anything! Cookies are fantastically variable.


What my toddler did

  • Helping to grease the paper.
  • Sifting the flour (a little at a time and with a close eye kept on her!)
  • Lots of stirring.
  • Spooning out heaped teaspoons into my hand — your child may be able to shape the dough into balls as well.
  • Putting balls of dough on the baking sheets.
  • Flattening the balls with her hand.

The final product

My darling daughter may have flattened the cookies a little too much 😉

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