December is a time for cookies. Lots of cookies. To eat, to share, to enjoy, to feast, to celebrate.
But what if an occasion rises in which you would like to make just enough cookies for one serving, fresh from the oven? That's when these Perfect Couple Chocolate Chip Cookies come into the picture.
There's something magical about the classic, simple combination of sugar, butter, flour, and chocolate chips. When I ever have a meh kind of day, I can always count on cookies to be there for me. I just love that cookies are so versatile, great for all occasions and in all forms -- cookie cake, cookie cup, classic cookie...and of course cookie dough eaten raw.
It's funny to think that I used to find the mere thought of eating raw cookie dough revolting (I think it's because my mom infused the idea of "raw cookie dough" = salmonella into me since I was little. She had the best intentions.).
But that all changed when I made friends with a cookie dough fanatic. One day while we were making cookies, a chunk of cookie dough went rogue and landed on the kitchen floor, and to my horror, my friend plucked the raw cookie dough from the floor and then happily ate it -- without even examining it for contamination! In her self-defense, my friend claims that the kitchen floor is clean because it is after all her house. To this day, though, I still question her decision. But at least now, I don't have an aversion to eating raw cookie dough. See? I've made progress.
Two extra large cookies with crisp, chewy edges and soft pillow-y centers. Always fresh out of the oven. Share it with a friend, a sibling, or loved one...Or eat them both yourself.
Perfect Couple Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yield: 2 cookies
Time: 15 - 20 minutes
2 tablespoons butter,
softened to room temperature
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
Pinch of salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Combine softened butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, salt, and vanilla. Then add egg yolk.
Add baking soda and flour and stir until combined. Then stir in chocolate chips.
Form cookie dough into two balls and place on baking sheet, several inches apart to allow space to spread. Bake at 350 degrees F for 6 - 8 minutes, or until edges are golden brown.
Remove baking sheet from oven and give the baking sheet a firm, but careful bang on the counter top. This will deflate the cookie and give it a perfect wrinkly appearance. Enjoy while it’s still hot and fresh!