I am a self confessed cookie monster. The dessert I’d most consistently choose over other desserts is a warm chocolate chip cookie with a chewy gooey center and crispy toffee edges. In fact, whenever I make cookie dough, I always form the dough and bake only what I’m going to eat at that specific time, so that I always have my cookies warm. I’ll put the extra dough in the fridge, then bake some more cookies whenever the urge strikes me. Once a day, twice a day…the worst test of willpower you could ever give me. Which is why the concept of this recipe is genius to me- the best way to portion control? Only make a tiny amount of dessert. This is usually hard to do, and even those who are baking for only one or two need to make an entire batch of cookie dough, a dozen cupcakes, etc. This recipe combines just enough ingredients to make exactly four cookies. Genius! All in one bowl, greatly saving on messy items and time. It seriously took two minutes for the dough to come together. My next post will be on cupcakes for two, another life changing. Enjoy these cookies knowing that you don’t really have the option to binge, and customize them however you want (with m&ms, white chocolate chips,butterscotch chips, nuts, etc.)
Chocolate Chip Cookies for Two (or One) adapted from Bakergirl
1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon flour
1/8 teaspoon baking soda (just eyeball half of a 1/4 teaspoon measure)
A pinch of salt
A pinch of cinnamon
2 tablespoons shortening (feel free to substitute butter)
2 tablespoons brown sugar (I used light brown, but will use dark brown next time for a more pronounced flavor)
1 tablespoon granulated sugar (1/2-3/4 tablespoon would have been sufficient)
1 tablespoon beaten egg
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup chocolate chips
Mix together the shortening, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Add the tablespoon of beaten egg and vanilla and mix until combined. Add the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon and mix until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Roll dough into four cookie balls and place them on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Flatten them slightly with your hand. Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.