So let’s clarify things before I explain why single serving oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are a lie. When you’re sitting alone in your apartment, it’s 11pm and you’re having a slight craving for something sweet: it only makes sense that you’d want to google the mysterious single serving recipes that you see online. My original plan was to make one of these majestic mug cakes… which was quickly stifled when I realised that not only were most of the grocery stores closed, I was ingredient-wise quite limited. The lie part doesn’t actually come until I had finished baking five cookies, and knew intrinsically: this was no single-serving recipe. This of course did not stop me from eating all of the cookies… (and yes they were delicious) – but I want to know when I’m making five (and not one) cookie!
- 1.5 tbsp brown sugar
- 1.5 tbsp white sugar
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 1 large egg yolk
- 3 tbsp oats
- 1/8 tsp or pinch salt
- pinch of cinnamon
- 4 tbsp flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 3.5 tbsp milk chocolate chips (or chopped up baking chocolate)
- Start with the basics and preheat your oven to 350F/175C
- Cream together the sugars, butter, vanilla and egg yolk. Much as I hate doing more dishes… I did use a mixer and it was totally worth the lack of effort
- add in oats, salt, cinnamon, baking powder and soda
- Then the flour and chocolate chips… so here you’re going to want to look at your batter, test taste it and decide what you think about its consistency (it should look and taste like normal batter) – so if it’s wet, add more flour or if its dry, add more butter
- The recipe I used from Chelsea’s Messy Apron says the batter makes three balls… THIS IS A LIE – it makes five large ones
- Bake for 10-12 minutes (don’t forget to line your pan with paper)
- Take out (cool… but don’t really) – put more chocolate on top and eat them!
I guess when I say lie… I mean: How are five cookies considered a single-serving recipe!? I still don’t understand. Granted five cookies and a sore stomach later… I wasn’t particularly unhappy and deceived. Deception shouldn’t stop you from making the cookies though, since they were ungodly delicious.