The best invention ever–after Roku, boxed wine and elastic waist pants–is disposable decorating bags. I use them for everything I can. Not just icing, but piping pancake batter and cupcake batter, melting candy melts, stuffing pasta… Everything. Now I’m adding mini chocolate chip cookies to the list.
I’m a big fan of small versions of food. Small means portion control and cuteness, and it’s kid-friendly and party-friendly. I wanted to make a bunch of tiny chocolate chip cookies to bring to a party, but scooping consistent, tiny lumps of dough with a spoon would have taken forever. And so enters the Disposable Decorating Bag.
While I cut the bags big enough to fit the chips, mini chips would have been a wiser choice (shaking fist). Next time. MINI CHIPS! But these are still pretty small. about 1 1/2 inches across.
how to make mini chocolate chip cookies with a decorating bag
Prepare your favorite chocolate chip cookie dough. I’ve been using this one, a la my mom, since I was born. Without the nuts. Fill a disposable decorating bag. Twist the top and close tightly with a rubber band if you like.
Cut 1 1/2 to 2 inches from the tip. Pipe dollops of cookie batter on a parchment paper-lined baking tray. (When the bag is empty, simply spoon more cookie dough into the bag or use a fresh bag.) Bake according to the recipe, though you may need to reduce cooking time by a couple of minutes. Yields: 1,000,000 cookies. Or about 140.