9/30/13

2 Chocolate Chip Cookies

I did something Friday night and I'm still not sure of whether or not it was the most amazing thing I've done in a while or if it was the most ridiculous thing I've done in a while.  Perhaps, it was a nice mixture of both. 
I'd had a simple veggie and cheese quesadilla for dinner and was looking forward to a comfy night at home. 

And then it happened.  My sweet tooth started screaming for something.  Anything.  Feed me!  Feeeeeeeeeeed meeeeee it bellowed!

I should have had an apple.  Or a banana.  Or even a small bowl of multi grain cheerios.  But no, no m'am.  That's no fun.  
What is fun, though, is googling "chocolate chip cookie for one" until you find the most perfect recipe to throw together.  Then you bake said perfect recipe and you wind up with this:
Well, you wind up with that + one other one because your husband has a sweet tooth and also a touch of depression because he just learned (Again.  For the 6th time) the empty calorie WW point black hole that is a Sonic Oreo Blast.

Give this one a try, guys.  You will not regret it!

2 Chocolate Chip Cookies
from No. 2 Pencil

2 tbl of butter
2 tbl of packed brown sugar
1 tbl sugar
pinch of kosher salt
1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract (Or almond.  That's all I had and it was pretty darn good!)
1 egg yolk 
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup AP flour
3 tbl milk chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350. 

Place the butter in the microwave for about 15 seconds or until it has started to melt a little.  Add both sugars, the salt, the vanilla and combine well with a fork.  Add the egg, combine.  Add baking soda and flour and combine.  Finish it up with the chocolate chips.  

Divide the dough into two equal parts and place on a cookie sheet...use a silpat if you've got it.  

Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the cookies start to brown around the edges.  Remove them from the oven and whap the pan on the counter...this makes them sink down and look awesome. 

Serving size 1 cookie (makes two big cookies)
Points plus 10
 

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