Food & Wine's amazing test kitchen editor, Justin Chapple, recently published this genius recipe for a single cookie, so you can bake and have a cookie without accidentally have a whole dozen (something that happens to me fairly regularly)! Obviously I had to try it immediately and now I'm sharing it with you. It's not my all-time favorite chocolate chip cookie but it definitely gets the job done. I ended up making myself two cookies because you just can't go cold turkey from a dozen to ONE. Bonus: the dough doesn't have egg in it so technically you could just go ahead and eat that...
Chocolate Chip Cookie for One
Slightly adapted from Food & Wine
Makes 1 cookie(!!!!)
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch salt
- 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon chocolate chips
Preheat oven or toaster oven 350F.
In a small bowl, cream/stir butter and sugars together using a fork. Mix in vanilla and salt. Blend in flour and finally stir in chocolate.
Drop single cookie on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 13-15 minutes. Let cool on sheet before serving/eating.