giant two serving chocolate chip cookies

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this is a perfect recipe for a rainy night when you have a sweet tooth & nothing sweet in the house at all. at least that was my situation a few hours ago.

i was searching pinterest for some kind of cookie to bake, anything really to catch my attention. that was when i came across these single serving size chocolate chip cookies from melissa at no. 2 pencil. if you’ve ever tried making any single serving desserts from pinterest, generally they don’t turn out that great. or at least not in my experience (please tell me if you know the secret). in the past i’ve tried mug cakes, mug brownies, mug cookies, & a recipe that made only two cupcakes. they were all either spongey & didn’t really satisfy my sweet tooth or  loaded with so many chocolate chips you couldn’t even eat the whole thing.

but these turned out pretty good, much better than any of the mug cakes and cookies, not as great as my favorite chocolate chip cookies (nestle tollhouse, the recipe on the back of the chocolate chips) though. so if you’re like me go search through the pantry for some kind of chocolate & a few baking ingredients & you’ll be on your way to sweet tooth heaven & a cold glass of milk.

giant two serving chocolate chip cookies

serves: 1-2

ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 firmly packed tablespoons of dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg yolk – discard or set aside egg white for a different use
  • ¼ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ¼ cup of all-purpose flour
  • 3 heaping tablespoons of semisweet chocolate chips

directions

  1. preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. in a microwave safe bowl, heat butter just until it starts to melt and is softened. blend softened butter, sugars, salt, and vanilla together by hand.
  3. add egg yolk and stir again.
  4. add baking soda and flour and stir until combined.
  5. then stir in chocolate chips.
  6. form cookie dough into two balls and place on baking sheet.
  7. the cookies will spread during baking, so make sure they are several inches apart.
  8. bake for about 8 minutes, or until edges are golden brown.
  9. remove baking sheet from oven & let them cool on the pan for a few minutes.
  10. stuff your face & finish with a glass of milk (:

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