When I gathered all of the ingredients to make chocolate chip cookies today, I didn’t realize they would be bite-sized. I have three different sized cookie scoops because I am not a fan of having cookie dough on my hands for the obvious reasons……less messy and more sanitary. I would say 98 percent of the time, I grab the medium size scoop for most cookies. I couldn’t get my hands on it before I grabbed a new one that I recently purchased.
I baked my cookies and when I removed them from the oven, I noticed how small they were immediately. The funny thing is when I put them in the oven, I didn’t pay any attention to them, figuring they would expand during baking anyway.
But noticing the smaller size, I starting thinking “Did I miss an ingredient? Did I forget to add the baking soda? Did I measure incorrectly? You know, the questions a new baker might wonder. I’ve been doing this cookie-baking thing for way too long to make that kind of mistake, if that was what I did. But I reviewed it all in my mind and everything was there and measured correctly. Why are these cookies so small?
I compared the two scoops and found the “problem”. The new scoop was smaller!!
(Side note: Don’t worry, I realize in the big picture of the world, this is hardly a real problem. Sometimes we all need a laugh break from the real world, don’t we?)
So I ended up with bite-sized chocolate chip cookies. Less calories, less guilt, still tasty!
Here is the recipe I use from Allrecipes.com: Award-winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies
If you make them, let me know how they turn out.