Friday, May 28, 2010
Breaking the Rules
The other night, I wanted cookies. But, I didn't really want to do more dishes. And, I didn't want to eat too many. I had set out a stick of butter that afternoon and it was nice and soft. So, I broke some rules and made a batch of one-bowl chocolate chip cookie dough. I usually combine my dry ingredients separately and use a stand mixer, but tonight it was just a little elbow grease and one dirty bowl. Totally worth it!
Tips: Use really soft, room temperature butter. Don't melt it or try it with cold butter. If you're only going to eat a few cookies, make them big ones :)
Chocolate Chip Cookies in One Bowl (about 20)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stir together one stick of softened unsalted butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and 1/4 cup white sugar until creamy. Add 1 egg and 1 teaspoon of vanilla and stir really well until combined and smooth.
Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon of salt over the top and mix well. Stir in 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons of flour and stir until just combined into a smooth dough (don't overmix).
Add 1/2 - 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chip and stir to combine. Drop rounded tablespoons onto cookie sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes.