Silver Dollar Chocolate Chip Cookies

Silver Dollar Chocolate Chip Cookies

It snowed in Atlanta. I made mini Chocolate Chip Cookies. The world is upside down!

Silver Dollar Chocolate Chip Cookies

Normally I wouldn’t pass up an opportunity the make the biggest, chewiest chocolate chip cookies ever but yesterday my Husband requested that he be allowed to form his own cookies for baking. As I peered over his shoulder, I thought smugly, “Oh those are way too tiny. He’ll be begging me to make his next round.” But then they came out of the oven and they were just so darn cute, I decided to make them all tiny!

Silver Dollar Chocolate Chip Cookies

So perfect with the mini chips. Sometimes my husband is just super right. He also named them: Silver Dollar Chocolate Chip Cookies. They are actual more quarter sized but who am I to rain on his parade?

Silver Dollar Chocolate Chip Cookies

Adorable, no?

Silver Dollar Chocolate Chip Cookies

The combination of mini chips (read: more chocolate in every bite) and coarse-grained sea salt is magical. It is a subtle salty compliment to the chocolate. I’m going to start using coarse sea salt in all my chocolate chip cookies. Let’s all take a moment to thank Shelly at Cookies and Cups for this revelation!

Silver Dollar Chocolate Chip Cookies

Do not be fooled by the little package. They still have a perfectly soft and chewy center with a crunchy, browned edge. Let’s take a closer look…

Silver Dollar Chocolate Chip Cookies

These mini cookies may sound like the perfect portion control but these lil guys are not a dieter’s friend. Unless you have the willpower of a monk. Because before you are even done savoring the sweet, salty taste of one, you are reaching for another.

Silver Dollar Chocolate Chip Cookies

And another.

Silver Dollar Chocolate Chip Cookies

Little bites of awesome.

Silver Dollar Chocolate Chip Cookies

Look! Two joined as one just in time for Valentine’s Day. Too cute.

Silver Dollar Chocolate Chip Cookies

Now you can, and I did, use this same batter to make larger/normal sized cookies and they will taste phenomenal!

The next photo is my Husband’s cameo appearance. He wanted to demonstrate just how itty bitty these lil’ guys are.

Silver Dollar Chocolate Chip Cookies

This may be my new favorite!

Yes even more than this one! Or this one! Or even this one! I clearly have a problem.

Silver Dollar Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 24 large cookies and 90 (ish) Mini Cookies

Silver Dollar Chocolate Chip Cookies

In this unique Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe coarse sea salt is combined with mini chocolate chips in the best cookies ever! They are chewy perfection!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 ¾ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1 (12 oz) bag mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir to combine and set aside.
  2. Cream butter and sugars together in the bowl of a stand mixer until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add in eggs and vanilla, scrape down sides of bowl and continue mixing until completely incorporated.
  4. Slowly add the flour mixture in several additions on low speed, scraping in between each one, until no more flour is visibly.
  5. Keep the speed on low and add in the chocolate chips.
  6. Cover dough with plastic wrap, secure with a large rubber band and refrigerate overnight or up to 48 hours.
  7. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350°. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  8. To make mini cookies, scoop with a teaspoon measure and make balls the size of a small melon ball. To make larger/normal sized cookies, scoop with a 3 tablespoon cookie scoop and place the dough 2 inches apart.
  9. Bake 6-8 minutes for the small cookies and 9-11 minutes for the larger ones. Let the cookies cool 5-10 minutes on the baking sheet before moving them to a wire cooling rack. The cookies will not look done in the center when you take them out of the oven. This is okay, unless you are like my Husband, in which case, you will want to bake them an extra 2 minutes.

Notes:

You can also freeze these. After dough is completely chilled, roll into balls, place in a zip-top freezer bag and freeze. Bake (from frozen) for an extra minute or two following the directions above.

Recipe courtesy of Cookies and Cups

http://americanheritagecooking.com/2014/01/silver-dollar-chocolate-chip-cookies/


Comments

    • AmericanCooking22 says

      You totally should! Mine also complains that they are underdone, but on that point I refuse to budge!

    • AmericanCooking22 says

      Thanks! I can’t believe that I’ve never baked with them before! I used a round teaspoon measuring spoon to scoop the balls. Of all my kitchen gadgets, I don’t have a melon baller. Shocking!

  1. says

    Too cute for words! Love the idea of calling these petite chocolate chip cookies ‘Silver Dollar’ like pancakes. I’m glad your hubby made the request for smaller cookies. We’re so used to whipping out the ol’ ice cream scoop when making dropping cookies, aren’t we? Thanks for sharing!

    • AmericanCooking22 says

      Thanks, Stacy! They are adorable! It was a great change! Although the ice cream scoop sized cookies still pull my heart strings!

    • AmericanCooking22 says

      Thanks! Well I made these but the petite size idea was all him! You should absolutely give the coarse salt a try!

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