This is one of my favorite small batch chocolate chip cookie recipes, makes a dozen cookies. Having a small kitchen and cooking for just the two of us, I'm always looking for simple prep options that require less space and fewer utensils.
What you need:
- all-purpose flour
- baking powder
- baking soda
- kosher salt
- unsalted butter
- dark brown sugar
- granulated sugar
- powdered sugar
- vanilla paste
- semi sweet chocolate chips
- Flaky sea salt
- Place racks in middle of oven and preheat to 375°.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment.
- In a 2 cup measuring cup whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and kosher salt and set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar, confectioners sugar and granulated sugar in a separate bowl using a hand mixer on medium speed to until smooth and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
- Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
- Reduce the hand mixer speed to low and gradually add the dry ingredients until just blended.
- With a wooden spoon fold in the chocolate.
- Use a small cookie scoop to place cookie dough onto the parchment lined baking sheet.
- Sprinkle the cookies with sea salt.
- Bake cookies on middle rack rotating baking sheet halfway through baking, about 5 minutes. Continue baking for an additional 5-7 minutes or until just golden brown around the edges.
- Let cool slightly then transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Cookies will firm up as they cool.
The first thing I do is measure out all my ingredients. Next preheat the oven and line a jelly roll pan with parchment paper. You'll need an electric hand mixer and large mixing bowl to cream the butter and sugars.
Mix in the egg and vanilla. Lower the speed on the hand mixer and gradually add in the dry ingredients. When everything is mixed together, fold in the chocolate chips with a wooden spoon.
Scoop out the cookies out onto the jelly roll pan and sprinkle with sea salt.
Time to bake then enjoy!
Utensils used to make the cookies:
- Large Bowl
- Measuring Cu
- Electric Hand Mixer
- Wooden Spoon
- Cookie Dough Scoop
- Measuring Spoon Set
- Measuring Cup Set
How to cream butter and sugar by hand
- Take the butter out of the fridge and let softened in a large bowl before beginning the process of creaming the butter and sugar.
- Add the sugar to the butter and using a wood spoon mash it all up.
- Use the back of a fork beat he butter and sugar until it’s nice a smooth and fluffy, This takes probably about 5 minutes if working with one stick of butter.
This method works just fine for cookies.
Can I freeze these chocolate chip cookies?
Yes you can! let the cookies cool completely the wrap tight and store in a Ziploc freezer bag, make sure to remove the air from the bag before freezing. They should be fine for a month or two.
Always use softened butter. Let the butter sit out at room temperature for about 30 minutes. When you can press a finger into the butter and it easily makes an indent, the butter is softened.
Use dark brown sugar. Dark brown sugar has a higher molasses content, and for cookies you want the higher percentage of molasses. The brown sugar also give the cookies a nice golden brown shade and makes the cookies nice and chewy. and when it comes to cookies, the more molasses, the better. Molasses makes cookies a lovely shade of golden brown, and it’s key for chewy cookies
When the cookies come out of the oven, while still warm press in a few extra chocolate chips, it looks so pretty with the extra chips on top and adds more chocolatey goodness.
Ok, friends! I hope you love and adore this recipe for a small batch chocolate chip cookies. I hope you make it at least a few times a month just like I do!
When making a small batch cookies recipe I usually use a 2 cup measuring cup and a small whisk to mix everything up.