Indulge yourself in the all American classic cookie. Crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside this extra-large Chocolate Chip Cookie for One comes with built-in portion control. 370 calories for the entire cookie ( Directions for a 250 calorie and 185 calorie versions are given)
Go ahead and give in to your inner cookie monster. This extra-large treat is easy, quick and pure decadence. While I did use sugar substitutes, I didn’t skimp on anything else. I used full fat butter and all of its glory in this cookie. This is something unseen thus far from a Looneyforfood recipe. But since it only makes one cookie, therefore alleviating the worry of downing five or six too many, I wanted to go all out.
Why use full fat butter when there are so many less caloric light substitutes you ask? Well, I did try to use light butter. In fact this cookie took me seven trials to get right. And what those seven trials taught me was that if I wanted this cookie to taste authentic to my childhood favorite, good old regular butter is necessary.
I won’t say I hated making seven test cookies, all of which ended up in my belly. Each one was delicious with great flavor. It was the texture that gave me trouble due to the butter substitutes. The first few I used all fake butter in different amounts. The result was a much too cake like cookie, more like a muffin top.
After my cake cookie fails I knew I needed to introduce some fat. So to get things moving in the right direction I started by adding in a bit of real butter along with the butter substitute. It made things better, but still too much like a muffin.
At this point I ditched the reduced calorie product all together. Instead I tried the cookie with peanut butter in place of the butter. This was a great cookie with all the attributes I was looking for texture wise. It just didn’t taste like a chocolate chip cookie and that is what I was after.
At the end of the day all my tests proved in order to reach chocolate chip cookie for one perfection, full fat would be necessary.
And I’m 100% OK with this.
Life is all about balance!
This cookie comes out great in a mini cast iron skillet. The cast iron holds heat like crazy creating that extra crispy exterior while keeping the inside nice and tender. If you do not have one yet don’t worry, Instead of putting your cookie dough in the skillet, shape it into a disk, place on a piece of parchment paper, and bake as directed.
Get Ready for Chocolate Chip Cookie for One Heaven
- 30 grams (1/4 cup) all purpose flour
- ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
- ⅛ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon cornstarch
- pinch of salt
- 28 grams ( 2 tablespoons) butter
- 24 grams (2 Tablespoons) granulated sugar substitute
- 6 grams (1/2 tablespoon ) egg (using carton eggs is the easiest )
- 14 grams (1 tablespoon ) mini chocolate chips
- Heat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a small cast iron skillet with cooking spray.
- Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cornstarch and salt in a bowl.
- In another bowl heat the butter for 20 seconds in the microwave or until it is soft. Stir in the sugar and egg mixing together well. Now add this to the dry ingredients and mix everything together to form a dough. Sprinkle in the chocolate chips and spread the dough into the skillet.
- Cook in the oven for 8-10 minutes. It will be a light golden brown when done.
For a 250 calorie cookie
Replace the butter with light butter. The cookie still tastes really good. It comes out light and fluffy and in my opinion is more like a muffin than a cookie.
This cookie is super large so share it with a friend and you will have a normal size cookie for 185 calories.
In 10 minutes You have yourself a beautiful cookie!
Now pour yourself a glass of almond milk and enjoy.
When I bought my mini cast iron skillet I honestly thought I would hardly ever use it, but for Five bucks I went ahead and got it. Boy I was wrong. I use it all the time. Everything looks extra yummy and feels special cooked in it . I think it would be neat to have a bunch of them and serve everyone something in them for dinner or entertaining! A pack of four is only twenty dollars ,so I may just get me some more.
Do you like making single serving recipes?
What’s your favorite cookie?
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