Monday, November 8, 2010

Martineau Mini's

This week I found chocolate chip for .25 after coupon.  When I saw adorable mini chips, I knew I had to buy them for Ben.  My husband doesn't do much baking, but when he does, watch out!  His specialty is "Martineau Mini's" - delicious mini chocolate chip cookies.

He uses this basic recipe:

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cut granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
12 oz chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375.  Mix thoroughly butter & sugar, then eggs & vanilla.
Mix dry ingredients separately.
Mix together.

You end up with a delicious bowl of dough - and now for the fun part.  You make a tiny ball of dough (if you used regular size chocolate chips you just want 1-2 chips per ball).  How tiny?  I make a tiny one, then Ben tells me to divide it in two.  So, small!  
Line them up- they don't spread out much so you can put them fairly close.

Bake for 4-6 minutes, and watch them closely!  

We had 4 sheets (2 in oven at a time) going so we could constantly be forming cookies.  It is pretty time consuming, but it was fun to sit and talk.  I will warn you- the dough balls and cookies are small, so it is easy to keep popping them into your mouth.  Be careful not to avoid eating so many you get sick!

Dozens upon dozens of cookies (and about 45 minutes) later, we're done!  Enjoy your bite-size cookies one by one, or by the handful!


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