Tuesday, August 16, 2011
A Safe Amount of Cookies
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I just need a cookie. It is a biological need. I swear.
I like a fresh cookie out of the oven, but sometimes I don’t want to make a whole slew of cookies. Most cookie recipes make 2 dozen or so. I do have a recipe that makes a dozen, but a dozen cookies hanging around the house does not seem like the best plan of action. 12 cookies do not look good on my waistline. 4 cookies seem more manageable. I found this recipe yesterday from Bakergirl and knew what I had to do.
1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon flour
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
A pinch of salt
2 tablespoons Smart Butter
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon beaten egg
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 regular sized package of M+Ms (or use 1/4 cup of any add in you like)
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Mix together the butter and brown sugar. Add the tablespoon of beaten egg and vanilla and mix until combined. Add the flour, baking soda and salt and mix until just combined. Stir in the M+Ms.
Roll dough into four cookie balls (or use your cookie scoop) and place them on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
These cookies were all at once chewy, fluffy and crispy. They really hit the spot. You should make them.
Oh, just so you know, I ate one cookie (not all four!) and gave the remaining 3 to my husband.