Friday, August 3, 2012

NEXT UP: Single Serving Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

You know those nights where you're exhausted from the week, watching Chocolat on a nice comfy couch, and suddenly craving just a quick little dessert to follow your dinner?

Maybe I should've generalized that scenario a bit more, but I'm sure you can relate to the sentiment of wanting a small homemade goodie without having to create a whole batch of sweets.

While it was tempting for me to simply pop a few (probably several) semisweet chocolate chips in my mouth, I decided to give a "single serving chocolate chip cookie" recipe a try. No risk of munching on a dozen cookies? No need for multiple large mixing bowls? No lengthy preparation time? Yeah. I'm in.

I found a recipe online that didn't require eggs. I hate when a small serving recipe asks you to use "1/4 of an egg." If I'm too tired to bake more than one cookie, I'm clearly too drained to meticulously separate a goopy egg. If I'm too frugal to go out and buy a cookie, I'm clearly too cheap to waste 3/4 of an egg. (Those reasons made sense in my head, just pretend they make sense in yours too.)

The cookie was yummy, but it did taste more like a muffin or bread than a cookie. If I did it again, I would use a different recipe, probably one that uses eggs not water (umm disregard rant above?). The texture was not my favorite, but if you're in the mood for a muffiny treat, go for it!

I must've gone a little overboard with the chocolate chips because this baby was oozing chocolate inside. Nommmm.

Who says one is the loneliest number? I say it's the yummiest.

Single Serving Chocolate Chip Cookie

1 tbsp granulated sugar
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp water
1/8 tsp vanilla
1 pinch salt
1 pinch baking soda
1/4 cup flour
1 tbsp flour
1 -2 tablespoon chocolate chips


1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2) Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Mix thoroughly.
3) Drop dough onto a baking sheet and flatten into cookie shape
4) Bake for 12-13 minutes.
5) Let cool. Enjoy!

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1 comment:

  1. I needed such a recipe. :) It looks delicious. :)