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Mini Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Whoever said “bigger is better” has obviously never had these delicious mini chocolate-chip cookies. Mini is marvelous? Mini is magnificent? Hmm… we’ll work on that catchphrase. And although the tagline isn’t quite as catchy, it’s a fact that anything miniature is infinitely more lovely than its normal sized counterparts. And while we love regular cookies, there are a few reasons why mini cookies are the best. Firstly, if something is smaller, it means you can eat a ton of them. In the words of comedian Mitch Hedburg, “Rice is great when you’re hungry and want 2000 of something.” While we don’t suggest you eat 2000 of these cookies, you could probably eat at least 10 (or 20), and who doesn’t want to eat 10 cookies. You can also pretend that you’re a giant while you’re eating them, so…it’s official—mini cookies are the best!

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Photo courtesy of BakingforFriends.com

This recipe has an adorable twist—the cookies are used as garnish on glasses of milk! Is there a better pair than cookies and milk? Well, there’s peanut butter and jelly. And macaroni and cheese. And chips and dip. Okay, okay – there are a lot of great duos, but  milk and cookies rank pretty high on the list!

While the cookies & milk version is perfect for kids, you can put an adult twist on them and add some Bailey’s or Kahlua to the milk! To make it look exceptionally cute, after you cut out the cookies, crush the excess bits in a plastic bag with a rolling pin. Then you can dip the rim of the glass in some honey or other type of sticky syrup, and then rim the glass with the cookie crumbs! It’s like a milk & cookies margarita (which sounds disgusting, but we promise you it will be delicious and a-freaking-dorable)!

Here are some tips to help you out with this recipe:

  • Cut the cookies while they’re warm. It will be easier to push the cookie cutter through at this point.
  • Bake them to be on the crispier side, so that they will easier retain their shape.
  • If you want the cookies to garnish the side of the glass, use a sharp knife to cut out a thin rectangle at the base, which is where you will slide them on to the glass.
  • Use Stirling Creamery Unsalted Butter at room temperature to easier beat the butter and the sugar together. For the full recipe, visit Baking For Friends.

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