Friday, December 5, 2014

Elf Cookies

Jo isn't the only one that was busy baking with Chipits. We split the bags we got from Hershey's Canada for a blogger promotion and I decided to recreate my Elf Cookies that I first made last year.
The Chipit's Semi-Sweet Mini Chocolate Chips work perfectly in these teeny tiny little cookies. 
First off, let me just say - YES. They take a some time. Patience will come in handy. You are making a bazillion teeny tiny, itsy bitsy mini cookies BUT - the kids go nuts for these. 
So worth the time.
They are totally adorable. 
Plus, I'm pretty sure you can eat more for less calories because they are so tiny. That's my theory. Just sayin'
(**NOTE - we were compensated for participating in Hershey's blogger promotion BUT, as always, our opinions are our own!!)

Elf Cookies 
(aka Sue's Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies)

1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
pinch salt
2/3 cup Chipits Semi-Sweet Mini Chocolate Chips

Preheat oven to 375. Line a cookie tray with parchment paper, set aside.
In a mixing bowl, beat butter until smooth, scraping sides as necessary. Beat in brown sugar and vanilla until creamy. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
In another bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and salt.
Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until well mixed.
Lastly, stir in mini chocolate chips.
Using a measuring tsp, scoop dough onto prepared cookie sheet. You want the cookie dough balls to be very small! Before baking, press 2 or 3 more mini chocolate chips onto the top of each ball.
Bake at 375 for about 8 -10 minutes - do not over cook, keep an eye on them.
Remove from heat, let cool 5 minutes on cookie sheet before moving to wire rack to cool completely.

Sooooo cute, right?
You can also use colored chocolate sprinkles to make these, but I prefer the mini chocolate chips -- 

These sold really well at a Christmas bake sale we held. They are also perfect to leave out as cookies for Santa and his helpers on Christmas Eve. 
The mini chocolate chips are one of my favorite baking ingredients. I find them so versatile! 

We are sharing at Carole's Chatter. Be sure to pop by and say hi!


  1. Such a cute idea you have with the Elf Cookies. The kids will love this idea. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  2. Mini is always cute and fun! And I agree--you can eat more.
    Thanks for sharing!