Tuesday, February 5, 2013

chocolate chip cookies for one please

Ever since i got pregnant with Owen i've had a sweet tooth. I've always liked sweets in moderation but now its like GIVE ME THAT COOKIE!! If i am wanting something sweet i will literally eat everything in my path in attempt to satisfy the craving. We dont keep many sweets in the house so for me a craving for sweets usually means i have to bake something. My loverly husband gets upset when he comes home to tons of cookies or cake because he has zero self control and will eat them all up ruining his hard work at the gym. SO to in an attempt to satisfy my sweet tooth AND keep a happy husband I have finally after a few attempts created a recipe for chocolate chip cookies that makes a perfect dozen!! I'm also lazy and hate washing dishes after baking so i have managed to create these cookies using only 5 items that need to be washed :) 

i use unbleached flour so they look slightly darker than golden 

The perfect dozen

1/4 cup room temp butter (i buy the cute half sticks) 
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla 
1/2 cup+2T flour
1/4t salt 
1/4t baking soda
1/2 cup chocolate chips (or whatever yumminess you want to add to the batter)
1/2 egg*

*i know, i know... how to get half an egg?? I have used the white of one egg and it works great! or, if you are crafty enough crack the egg and only allow half of it to ooze into the bowl. 

Preheat oven to 375

1. in a bowl combine butter and sugars 
        *i use a spoon and press the mix against the side of the bowl until it forms a consistent buttery dough 
2. add vanilla and egg and stir with spoon until incorporated 
3. in a second bowl combine flour, salt, and baking soda
4. slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir until dough is formed
       * if the dough looks too thin add a touch more flour
5. add chocolate chips and stir to combine
6. scoop spoon fulls onto cookie sheet and bake about 10 minutes until golden and delicious!!! 

so total i used 2 bowls, 1 spoon, a cookie sheet, and a 1/4 cup measuring cup. For all of the tsp ingredients i eyeball it :) 

These are so dang good! i always eat a few, then store the others in a ziploc bag and hide them in the pantry!!! YUMMMYYY 

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