Friday was my daughter’s last day of camp and we wanted to do something to thank her teacher, Ms. Dee, for such a great experience. Since my daughter and I love to bake together, or, as she calls it, “do mixing,” we decided to make these homemade treats.. These are great cookies to make with kids because they don’t require any sort of careful handling. My daughter and I go through our usual routine of making cookie dough with the mixer, then she’s in charge of pressing the dough into the mini-muffin tins. I take care of the baking and cooling, then she helps me dollop the chocolate in the center well of the cookie. It’s a fun, easy project that yields delicious treats every time. Once the chocolate hardened we arranged them on a paper plate, covered it loosely with plastic wrap and took them over to Ms. Dee. Paired with a homemade thank you note it was fun, and sweet, way to thank a great teacher.
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffin Cookies
Cookie recipe by Nestle Tollhouse
2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
1 c. (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 c. granulated sugar
3/4 c. light brown sugar, firmly packed
2 large eggs
12oz. Mini chocolate chips
For the frosting:
1 1/2 c. semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 stick unsalted butter
1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Butter and flour mini-muffin tins, or line them with mini-muffin liners.
2. In a large bowl sift together flour, salt and baking soda. Set aside.
3. In a mixer beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Then add the eggs and beat until well-blended. Add the vanilla and mix well.
4. With the mixer on low add in the flour mixture bit by bit until completely incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips.
5. Press the dough into the mini-muffin tins and bake for 15 minutes. Allow to cool completely before adding the chocolate topping.
6. To make the topping, melt the chocolate chips and butter together in a microwave for 30 seconds. Stir with a wooden spoon until melted and glossy. If it needs a little more time in the microwave heat it in 15 second intervals.
7. Spoon the mixture into the little well on the top of each cookie. Serve.