tonight, friends, i won the lottery…but only if “winning the lottery” means already having everything in your pantry to make cookies. it never fails: after dinner, i want something sweet, just to finish off my meal. because of this little craving, there’s been an unsuccessful stream of mug cakes and eggless cookie doughs. enter: the small batch. tonight, i [successfully] whipped up a small batch of 8 chocolate chip cookies from scratch. the real big deal is that i only ate 2…for now. follow these super simple steps for a sweet midnight [or 8:00] snack.

[makes 8 cookies]

  1. preheat oven to 375*
  2. in a small bowl combine 3 tablespoons of each: softened butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar
  3. add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract to your sugar paste/mix
  4. mix up 1 egg in a small bowl. add 1 tablespoon of the egg to your sugar mix. save the rest for tomorrow night’s batch!
  5. in another small bowl [or your measuring cup, if you’re lazy like me], combine 1/2 cup all purpose flour, 1/8 teaspoon baking soda, 1/8 teaspoon salt. add this to your sugar mix.
  6. lastly, throw in 1/2 cup of chocolate chips.
  7. roll or plop your dough into 8 individual cookies, and try your best not to eat the dough!
  8. bake for 10-12 minutes.
  9. ENJOY!

the 2nd best part: i only dirtied up 1 bowl, 1 cup, and 2 measuring spoons! [the pan doesn’t count if you use aluminum foil] the only tragedy in this story is that we were fresh out of milk!


Heather said...

Oh no! No milk?! That is indeed a tragedy! Thanks for the recipe! Wonder how many WW points 8 cookies will be...lol!

A.M. said...

I don't believe you only ate 2.

April of A. Liz Adventures said...

I'm always looking for good small-batch desserts ... PERFECT!

Jaclyn Larisa Youngquist said...

I always crave something sweet after dinner at night. Sometimes I cave...other times I suffer. It's so annoying!


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