Thursday, January 31, 2013

Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

For those of you trying to be remotely healthy this weekend with the Super Bowl approaching, and yet craving the chocolate, here's a pin on Pinterest (original link here) that my friend posted on Instagram last week. I took it and ran with it.

It was a Sunday night and hubby happened to comment that he could really go for just one chocolate chip cookie, which is odd in and of itself because the weirdo does not appreciate chocolate, especially in cookie form, all that often. Alas, we had no cookies and trying to stay healthy, I didn't make any.

Lo and behold Monday rolls around and a friend of mine on Instagram had posted the most amazing photo of gooey, chewy, yummy looking, chocolate chip cookies! AND... said that it was a single-serve batch that made only two cookies! What the what?!?

I jumped on this and made them Monday night. They were ridiculously easy to make (I just whipped the batter up in a cereal bowl.) and I already had everything on hand, which was one of my favorite things about it. I will say I swapped the dark brown sugar for the light brown, which I had. I also didn't have regular chocolate chips, just mini ones, so I used those. The hardest part for me was separating the egg yolk (I went through two eggs.), but again, not a big deal.

The recipe says it yields two cookies, but I was trying to make as many out of the batter as possible so that they'd be fewer calories, so I could then eat more. Trust me, it makes sense in my head. I used my bigger cookie scoop and got exactly six cookies. Yay! More for me! They took no time to bake and clean-up was a breeze, and then we were ready to eat them.

I smacked the pan on the counter to flatten them and wondered what that mattered for, but do it. Trust me. It just adds a bit of magic to the cookies. In the meantime, I'd entered the recipe into My Fitness Pal to see exactly how many calories each of these cookies would be. I was really proud of myself for not even adding pecans to save calories. I do NOT eat chocolate chip cookies without pecans. I do not MAKE these without pecans. I'm Southern; it's how we roll. Pecans pretty much go in every baked good. As they should.

Anyhoo, where was I? Oh, the calories. One cookie came out to 119 calories, for those of you wanting to know. Which was really sad when I was supposed to only get two and not six cookies. There's no way I would've been able to eat an almost 400 calorie cookie on a normal, no-workout kind of day. So glad I made them smaller! That's why I'm calling these Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies and not the Single Serve ones the blogger calls them.

Overall they were yummy but I almost wish I'd just shoved them all warm and gooey in my mouth with some milk and been done with that particular craving. As it is, I was a good girl and they taunted me for dayzzz... but honestly, they're good and I'd call that a huge success!


Jan said...

I can't wait to try these! Yummy! Love that you made smaller cookies out of them. What a perfect way to get that craving, but not go overboard with a huge batch!

forever folding laundry said...

today was a goooood day for chocolate chip cookies.
great minds, you know?