Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Say hello to my little friends...

My little lovelies - Mini Chocolate Chip Muffies
 Every Friday at work we have treat day. Treat day is nice to have, no doubt (my last company was so massive that a weekly treat day was not feasible). However, the best treat days are the ones where, you guessed it, I get to bring treats! Since I started at my company last November, I didn't get added to the treat-bringer list until January so this is only my second one. Last time I made Cinnamon Chip Scones. I will definitely make them again and post here!

But today I made adorable little Mini Chocolate Chip Muffies (is that a word?). They are so cute. This was the first time I tried this recipe. Here's how I did it...

Mini Chocolate Chip Muffies
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup light-brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup milk
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips, divided

(Preheat oven to 400 degrees)
First I mixed the dry ingredients in a large bowl.  
Then I mixed melted the butter and mixed the wet ingredients together in a smaller bowl.

I mixed together the wet ingredients, dry ingredients, and one cup of chocolate chips in the larger bowl just until everything was incorporated.

Then I prepped my mini muffin pan by spraying each opening with Pam. I laid a paper towel down over the entire pan (but not into crevices) to wipe up excess cooking spray before adding batter.

One of my favorite kitchen gadgets is this cookie scooper. It's like a mini ice cream scoop if you haven't seen them before. One scoop was perfect for filling the muffin openings and I wasn't left with a messy pan to clean up! They are so useful, I definitely plan to pick up some other sizes at some point.

Finally, I added a couple chocolate chips to the top of each muffin and put them in the oven.

They only took about 8 minutes until the tops sprung back when gently pressed and a toothpick inserted came out clean. And, this is what we got... perfect little chocolaty pillows of perfection!
I don't often cook muffins without liners but I was very pleasantly surprised how easily the popped right out of the muffin tin. I really need to do it that way more often!

I had to get this batch onto the cooling rack so I could get to second batch into the oven. Note to self: a second mini muffin tin would be a great addition to my kitchen!

This recipe made exactly 48 muffies. They were oh so adorable!

I just had to cut into one...
I had one half and B tried the other half. We both agreed they were delish!

And, it just so happened we got a bit of our neighbor's mail today so I just had to pack some up for B to bring over while returning the lost mail. (Hey, any excuse to put some goodies in a cellophane baggie with a little ribbon for somebody and I'm in!)

Looking forward to bringing these little cuties to work on Friday. Tomorrow I'm making banana bread to bring as well so look for another post then!

Happy baking!


  1. Harsh! This is simply not true, "weekly treat day was not feasible." I've been running the same treat least at your old company since 1999, before I was even a real employee in my contracting days. It's pan-department - although people tend to buy the treats, not bake them. But for a while I made cakes.

  2. Haha okay, okay. Maybe I should change it to "company-organized weekly treat day."