Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies | Sarcastic Cooking

Making friends as an adult is hard work. Mike and I have these neighbors, two houses down. They have three sons and are most likely in their mid to late thirties. He is a Chicago cop and the wife is a nurse. We really like them and want to eventually get to the point of hanging out and drinking beers with them once all our kids are in bed. Plus, you can always use a friend who is a cop because you never know. Anyway, we have made this our summer goal. Not creepy at all, right?

My new neighbor friend was going through all her kids baby stuff and brought over two big boxes of toys for Andy. That was so amazing because the amount of money I have to spend on something he will play with for a hot minute is very limited. It was super cute the way they brought the stuff over. The oldest son had a box on his power wheel and drove it down the sidewalk to our house. Adorable.

Mini chocolate chip cookies

To thank her for all the toys and things, I made them chocolate chip cookies. I thought the whole family would love them. I walked down the block and rang the doorbell but nobody was home so I just left the cookies on the front steps.

A day or two later, Mike and I were out walking Weezer when the husband stopped us and said that he loved the cookies. I asked how the boys liked them. He said, “Are you kidding me? I brought that plate of cookies up to our room and left it on the nightstand. The cookies were gone in two days.” Aaaaaamazing! I did feel bad for the boys that they didn’t get any cookies, but hey, they are the parents. It is their call.

Now every single time I see our new BFFs they ask if I am going to be baking more cookies any time soon. The boys just kind of look at me quizzically, like they are thinking, “What cookies?”

Over the weekend we had friends and family over so naturally I baked chocolate chip cookies. They are like my go to dessert these days. I made sure to bake a double batch so I could bring some to our neighbors.

I grabbed Andy and the cookies and walked down the block to their house. The kids were all playing in the backyard and being supervised by their dad. I kid you not, his eyes lit up when he saw the plate of cookies. He ran to the fence to greet me. The kids were all asking what I had. He totally ignored them and played it cool and said, “Oh thanks for dropping this stuff off for the meeting.”

Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies | Sarcastic Cooking

I told him that I had made some mini cookies for the kids too, if he felt like sharing. I cannot wait to hear if he ended up sharing with the boys or not.

So, in conclusion, making adult friends is hard, but cookies help!

Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 18 minutes

Yield: 3 Dozen

Classic chocolate chip cookies but in a mini and easily poppable form!

Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside for later.
  2. In medium bowl, whisk the flour, salt, and baking soda together.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars together until smooth. Mix in the egg and vanilla.
  4. With the mixer on low, slowly add in the flour, and mix until just combined. Add mini chocolate chips.
  5. Roll dough into tiny balls, each about 2 teaspoons of dough. Place on baking sheet and gently press down to slightly flatten each ball. Bake for 8 minutes and then let cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Comments

  1. awww! I love that you guys have set your sights on those neighbors! Making friends as an adult is hard, I get it!

    But HOOOOORAYYYYYY for these CCC’s because they are def. enough to make anyone be your instant bestie-so perfect!

  2. Cookies are the fastest way to wins anyones hearts. You can make friends (and enemies if don’t give them any) very quickly with chocolate chip cookies!

  3. Ha! The easiest way to make new friends is through food – definitely. Especially CCC’s. What lucky neighbors you have!

  4. So true that it’s hard to make friends as an adult. I don’t have any co-workers so I rely on twitter and it works pretty well. I bet handing out cookies to the neighbours works like a charm too!

  5. Ohh you’re a nice neighbour. But I’d say both are gems! Cops are great, because, you never know. And a nurse!?
    you hit the jackpot lady. Bring more cookies!

  6. I’m not sure I’d share these cookie either ;) They look amazing!!!

  7. YUM.. i can never go past a good chocolate chip cookie, im always on the lookout for the pefect recipe. definitely will be giving this recipe a go. love it!

  8. These look fabulous! Mint in cookies are my favorite!

  9. Hahaha this was so cute! It is hard to make new neighbor friends as adults. Anytime anyone moves in that’s remotely close to our age, I immediately hope we will all be BFFs and our future kids will grow up playing together! I imagine these cute little cookies would help facilitate the process! So cute!

  10. Yum!! I usually bribe people with booze, but cookies are better! We have been in MI for almost 4 years now and it’s STILL a constant struggle to find friends….especially couples with kids. Have you read the book MWF Seeking BFF? It’s so funny! She basically spends a year trying to meet new friends as an adult.

  11. This story reminds me a bit of King of Queens when Doug and Carrie want to make couple friends and get super creepy… :)
    Your story doesn’t sound creepy though!! So great to have neighbours you get along with and share cookies.. :) I love the look and the sound of them! :)

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