I don't know about you, but I never get tired of chocolate chip cookies. Soft or crunchy, warm from the oven or cold in a lunch bag — even from the supermarket cookie aisle, I confess — chocolate chip cookies are endlessly tempting. So when I read about these muffin pan chocolate chip cookies on Pinterest via Facebook, I just had to hustle down to the kitchen and make them.

Muffin Pan Chocolate Chip Cookies via @kingarthurflour

Luckily, I have a box of our Essential Goodness Everyone's Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix on hand. I don't usually use mixes, but when I'm in a hurry (e.g., forgot about that bake sale), or simply feeling a bit lazy, I totally appreciate the ease of a mix. Especially this mix, which is really, really good.

Muffin Pan Chocolate Chip Cookies via @kingarthurflour

I whip up the mix, and use a tablespoon scoop to scoop the dough into a lightly greased muffin pan.

Muffin Pan Chocolate Chip Cookies via @kingarthurflour

I bake them until they're browning around the edges, and take them out of the oven.

Now, this whole enterprise, from light-bulb moment to warm cookies, has taken less than 25 minutes — see what I mean about the ease of a mix?

Hmmm...should I use a thin spatula to edge each cookie out of its mini pan?

Muffin Pan Chocolate Chip Cookies via @kingarthurflour

Nope. I just flop the pan over onto my cutting board...

Muffin Pan Chocolate Chip Cookies via @kingarthurflour

...and lift it off.

Muffin Pan Chocolate Chip Cookies via @kingarthurflour

Muffin pan chocolate chip cookies!

They're soft, moist, and a tiny bit cakey, since they rise higher (and, as noted, are more protected around the edge) than a typical chocolate chip cookie. If this is the style cookie you like, you're going to LOVE this muffin pan iteration.

As I stand admiring the cookies, it strikes me they might solve one of my regular challenges: how to ship cookies to far-flung family and friends.

I really like packing cookies in a Pringles can, but have had issues making them the exact right size: a bit too much spread, and they don't fit the mouth of the can.

Muffin Pan Chocolate Chip Cookies via @kingarthurflour

I'm happy to report that muffin pan chocolate chip cookies are the perfect size for a chip can: no squeezing, no trimming. Win-win!

Muffin pan chocolate chip cookies are perfect proof: there's always a good (new) reason to bake an old favorite.

PJ Hamel
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About PJ Hamel

PJ Hamel grew up in New England, graduated from Brown University, and was a Maine journalist before joining King Arthur Flour in 1990. PJ bakes and writes from her home on Cape Cod, where she enjoys beach-walking, her husband, two dogs, and really good food!