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a single serve cookie

March 5, 2012

Sometimes you just need a cookie.

Like really bad. Like really really bad.

That was me on Friday night. I needed a cookie.

What I didn’t need? A dozen of ass-enlarging cookies. Because you know how you dutifully place one cookie on a plate telling yourself this will do the trick. I just need one cookie. One inevitabley leads to two because really two is a real serving size for cookies. I mean everyone knows that. And then somehow by the next morning you realize 5 are missing. A quick calculation reveals that you, are in fact, the sole inhaler of those 5 missing cookies.

I know myself well.

So on Friday night when I grandly announced that I needed a cookie I knew I needed to control this situation.

I was going to make a single cookie.

In the oven.

One. Cookie. And not one the size of a quarter. A real cookie.

Keith found this highly amusing. Well excuse me mister I can eat a plateful of cookies everyday for the rest of my life and lose weight. Some of us aren’t that blessed.

I digress. Back to that One Single Cookie:

2 Tbsp. whole wheat flour

1 Tbsp. brown sugar

1/4 tsp. baking soda

2 tsp. butter, softened

1/2 Tbsp. almond milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix everything together and place cookie on a cookie sheet sprayed with Pam. Flatten the cookie dough slightly. Bake for 10 minutes.

You can add in whatever you want too…chocolate chips, M&M’s, raisins, coconut, nuts, whatever you feel like. But the plain version is yummy too!

Oh cookie craving…I OWNED you.

And I liked it.

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. Kim permalink
    March 5, 2012 7:54 am

    Totally making this today! Girl Scouts were EVERYWHERE yesterday, and I do not even like their cookies, but after seeing the 100th girl scout I was craving a cookie! I caved and bought a box, which husband is bring to work. These sound perfect! Thanks!

  2. March 5, 2012 8:28 am

    I need this! Whenever I bake cookies, I always end up eating half of them in 24 hours or less.

  3. March 5, 2012 8:39 am

    This made me smile. Your explanation of why you can’t bake more than one immediately made me think of ‘If you give a mouse a cookie.’ 🙂

    I usually only bake the things I can’t resist when we are having friends over or are taking them somewhere, as then I know they won’t all be in my kitchen calling for me to eat them.

  4. March 5, 2012 10:10 am

    Um…my #1 plan when I go home tonight is to make myself one cookie. I need it. Like yesterday. 🙂

  5. March 5, 2012 10:14 am

    Yeah, this is what I need to do instead of eating the entire tray of baked goods by myself.

  6. March 5, 2012 10:37 am

    God bless single servings. Self control is something I do not have.

  7. March 5, 2012 10:42 am

    We don’t need to talk about everything I ate this weekend….

  8. Aunt Beckie permalink
    March 5, 2012 10:46 am

    Come on now! Just eat the damn cookies!!! And exercise!!! Ha! Ha!

  9. March 5, 2012 12:15 pm

    There’s a reason I rarely bake. If I know I have a dozen cookies in my kitchen, I’m going to eat at least 6 of them. That’s just how it goes. Making just one is a genius idea.

  10. March 6, 2012 3:27 pm

    I freakin always need a big cookie. Always.

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