Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Month-of-Mini-Desserts: Chocolate Chip Cookie for One

“Bet you can’t eat just one!” Remember that commercial? You may not remember what it was advertising (it was Lay’s potato chips), but the phrase entered the language as a stand-in for something irresistible.

Maybe for you that’s potato chips. For me, it is a great chocolate chip cookie BUT I don’t need more than one chocolate chip cookie. (For years I’ve struggled distinguishing “want” and “need”.)

As an aid to temptation, so you don’t have to bake a full batch and then freeze the other 35 cookies (Yeah, like that’s going to happen!), I bring you this wonderful recipe to make one cookie at a time. Yes!

I found this recipe in a group of single-serve desserts. I used brown sugar (for a deeper taste), chocolate chunks, and added pecans, otherwise the recipe is as I found it.

You could mix up a batch of cookie mix and keep it ready to use (the flour, sugar, and baking powder well mixed). When you need a cookie, measure out 3 tablespoons of mix, add chocolate chips (and nuts), butter, and milk and bake! Easy peasy!

If you want a different cookie, substitute oats for half the flour and dried cranberries for the chocolate chips. There are lots of ways to modify this recipe to your taste and hold down the calories.
Here’s the original recipe, as I modified it:

Single Serve Chocolate Chip Cookie (makes one cookie)
2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon brown sugar (or white sugar)
¼ teaspoon baking powder
1-2 teaspoons chocolate chunks or chips, or to taste
1-2 teaspoons nuts
2 teaspoons butter
½ tablespoon milk

Preheat oven to 350°.

Whisk together flour, sugar and baking powder.

Blend in the butter. When well-blended, add milk.

Fold in chocolate chips and nuts.

Scoop all the cookie dough on a prepared cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

DH’s RATING: 4+ Tongues Up
He liked the cookie for what it is, but he hated it only made one! I got dinged for quantity not quality. Still, 4+ is very good!

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