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Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

I bake a lot of different muffins, but this is the recipe I use the most. Their small size makes them difficult to resist! —Joanne Shew Chuk, St. Benedict, Saskatchewan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min.
  • Makes
    about 3 dozen


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips


  • In a large bowl, cream sugar and shortening until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, then milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Spoon about 1 tablespoon of batter into each greased or paper-lined mini-muffin cup. Bake at 375° until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 10-13 minutes. Cool in pans for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 110 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 87mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • amymadill
    Apr 11, 2020

    These are so easy and SO yummy! I was skeptical of this shortening-based recipe but I’ll definitely be making it again. I always over mix muffin batter but these are foolproof- delicious and fluffy. Note that the yield is much lower than stated in the recipe. I tripled the recipe and got 24 minis (1 scoop batter) and 12 regular size muffins (2 scoops batter).

  • buffetfan
    May 19, 2019

    Such an easy recipe and I love that I don't have to wait for butter to soften since it uses shortening. The recipe says to serve warm but they are just as delicious at room temperature. I made these to send it to teachers at school and they loved them. I got 2 1/2 dozen. Definitely a keeper, though I may sprinkle a little sugar on top next time before baking.

  • Michelle
    Feb 25, 2017

    Just made these for breakfast and they were yummy! They were quick and easy, and will definitely make these again.

  • JMartinelli13
    Jun 4, 2016

    My son was waiting in line 20 mins at school to get mini muffins in a bag. I told him that I would make some at home for him to bring into school, so he didn't waste his before-school social time standing in line. These were simple and tasty and I'll definitely be making them again. I only got 2 dozen in my PC mini muffin pan.

  • JZ9495
    Feb 6, 2014

    Good, just doesn't make too many. Should double it.

  • bakinggenie
    Dec 6, 2013

    Like mini muffins for church coffee time. These were quit delicious. I did add 1/2 cup sour cream and they were very moist. Will make again.

  • efwynne
    Aug 31, 2013

    These little muffins are so delicious!! They're easy to make. I always have all the ingredients on hand. Plus everyone can't wait till they come out of the oven!

  • KatharinaHot
    Jun 15, 2013

    These muffins are soft and springy. Just don't use butter flavored Crisco as the shortening. Left a weird taste. But the muffin acted like store bought.

  • azzilu
    Jul 10, 2010

    made these the other day...reduced the amount of mini-chips to 1/2 2 1/2 dozen yield using level T. per muffin...

  • AMWmomofsix
    Oct 10, 2009

    These were very yummy. My family gobbled them up. Next time I will have to make a double batch.