Mini Chip Cut-out Cookies

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 25 min
Cook Time: 9 min
Cooling Time: 1 hrs 10 min
Yields: 36


These Mini Chip Cut-out refrigerator cookies are dotted with tiny chocolate chips. Vanilla frosting with a drizzle of melted chocolate completes the decoration.


  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels, divided
  • 1 pkg. (16 oz.) prepared vanilla frosting, colored if desired


BEAT butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla extract and salt in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in egg yolk. Gradually beat in flour. Stir in 1 1/2 cups morsels. Divide dough in half; cover. Chill for 1 hour or until firm.

ROLL half of dough to 1/4-inch thickness between two sheets of waxed paper. Remove top sheet of waxed paper. Cut into shapes using cookie cutters. Lift from waxed paper; place on ungreased baking sheets. Chill for 10 minutes. Repeat with remaining dough.

BAKE in preheated 350° F. oven for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Spread with frosting; pipe with melted chocolate.

TO PIPE CHOCOLATE: Place remaining morsels in heavy-duty plastic bag. Microwave on HIGH (100%) power for 45 seconds; knead. Microwave for additional 10 seconds; knead until smooth. Cut tiny corner from bag; squeeze to pipe chocolate.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

Holds shape well!

by L. Laraine , Indiana on Feb. 2013

I just made these and used mini m


by S. Sarah , Illionis on Apr. 2012

If I could give this recipe 0 stars I would. The cookies are not at all sweet and honestly the flavor is not at all close to what the original tollhouse recipe tastes like. Back to looking for recipes! This one is a definite no!

These were a waste of time and ingredients

by M. M , Maryland on Dec. 2011

This came out as a powdery mess that wasn't even a little workable.


by S. Stephanie , USA on Feb. 2011

I made these for a party and they were a huge hit. I used regular-sized chocolate chips and it worked fine, you just use less of them. Awesome recipe!

Mini Chip Cut-Out Cookies

by J. Joanne , Woodhaven, MI on Feb. 2010

Since my husband's birthday is Valentine's Day, my youngest son makes these, places them in a heart shaped tin with a homemade card attached. Then the 2 of them will eat cookies together all day long.


by C. Christie , Reading/PA on Feb. 2010

I love these cookies. I love the little chocolate chips, they make it better, in my opinion. I like them better without the icing on top, too.

Best Cookie Recipe

by S. Stephanie , , on Jul. 2009

I made these cookies for my nephew's Valentine Day's party and they went over so well I have had to make them several times since. They taste like a chocolate chip shortbread and are AWESOME!

Mini Chip Cut-out Cookies

by P. Pauline , North Stratford, NH on Feb. 2009

These are very easy and very good.What makes them special is the mini chips.I have a hard time finding the mini chips up here so I now stock up on them.I love them in all my recipes.

Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

by S. Shelly , HESPERIA, MI on Feb. 2009

Really good & fun to make!


by L. Lacie , Morgan City, LA on Jan. 2009

These are the perfect snacks! They are DELICIOUS!!!