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I have a confession to make- I’ve perfected a recipe for a mini-batch of chocolate chip cookies. Since, I am absolutely powerless to a batch of freshly baked cookies sitting around, and more powerless to extra frozen cookie dough sitting in the freezer, for awhile, I’d resigned myself to only baking cookies to share.
But there are afternoons when kids wake up early from their naps, or when the crispness in the air begs for cocoa and a warm, chocolate-y treat, when making homemade chocolate chip cookies is really the only logical thing to do.
For occasions such as these, I’ve modified a recipe to make either eight chocolate chip cookies or six chocolate chip cookies with some bountiful dough sampling- enough for the kids to each have a cookie, me to have two cookies and still have a couple left over for Adam. Perfection I tell you.
In the chance that you are needing single-serving-sized batches of chocolate chip cookies as well, I thought I’d share the recipe.
1/4 c butter flavored crisco
1/4 c sugar
1/2 T milk
1/2 T vanilla
1 egg white
1/3 c + 1/4 c flour (I know it’s weird to measure like this- 7/12 cups is such a weird measurement that I just add 1/3 cup and 1/4 cup flour)
1/2 t salt (not quite full)
1/4 t baking soda
1/3 c chocolate chips
1/3 c walnuts or pecans (optional)
Cream the sugar and Crisco for a few minutes (just keep mixing until it’s almost white and fluffy). Add milk, vanilla and egg white and blend. Mix in flour, salt and baking soda. Add chocolate chips and blend. Bake for 10 minutes at 375. ENJOY.
Sometimes knowledge is not power- it’s just extra calories. This is certainly the case here. But they are de-licious extra calories, and perfect for fall afternoons.
Julie R. says
Perfect! I’m a sucker for anything with sugar in it, so an entire batch of cookies is gone in an unhealthy amount of time. This will help satisfy my sweet cravings without leaving me feeling guilty! Thanks for sharing!
Julie, we share a weakness for all things sweet. 🙂
Leigh Anne says
This is great! my kids love afternoon cookies and I do too, but sometimes a bit too much (hard to have self-control w/ a giant batch)! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Me and you both, Leigh Anne. If only I could keep a giant batch sitting on a platter (nope, I eat ALL of them). 🙂 Glad to be of help! 🙂
I think you knew exactly what I’ve been craving lately! We’ve had sweet friends bringing us dinners, and they’ve all brought pumpkin desserts. Bummer is that I can’t stand pumpkin (I know, I have very sad taste buds), so I’ve had to watch Nolan and Jace enjoy all the desserts! Now I can have some of my own without having to make a whole batch 🙂
Oh, and I love that you use Crisco. I’m always happier with my cookie texture when I use it instead of butter.
Kirstin, this is why I am not allowed to look up single serve cupcakes on Pinterest! Ha, seriously? This is going to be dangerous information (that I will probably have to share with everyone I know!). I have been known to make a batch of chocolate chip cookies, freeze the dough & pull it out when we just want a few. I can see your recipe being used far too often though…
Haha- I didn’t even know there were single serving cupcake recipes in the world. DANGER!
And I love the idea of freezing cookie dough, but I eat it all! It is more dangerous than cookies. Good thing Adam’s a dentist, right? 🙂
Love this idea! You’re right- sometimes life does call for just a couple warm cookies!
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