Monday, February 25, 2013

A food post.....Cookie for One?

Did you by any chance watch the Oscars?   We started a tradition in 2012 when our son and daughter-in-law came over for the evening on Oscar night, and last night we had a repeat performance.  They arrived at around 5.30, for dinner, good conversation, and later we watched the show from beginning to end.  I didn't see a lot of the movies that were nominated but it was an enjoyable evening and a fun way to spend time with our family.

Our meal was so simple it didn't even need a recipe.  I threw it all together in a short space of time, baked chicken breasts, jacket (baked) potato, a variety of roasted vegetables, and Gregg put together a salad.  All we had for dessert was a bowl of vanilla ice-cream.  Didn't feel like fussing, simple, fast and everyone enjoyed it.

The other day, however, I fixed the following dessert when Brad came over for a couple of hours.  He had the day off mid-week and stopped by.  I had been wanting to try this recipe the next time we had company and Brad is really good about being my test-taster, Gregg too but he was working in Washington DC that day.

Here it is: made for one person but easy to adjust for more people if you need to.

Single-Serving, Deep-Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie

(My apologies...I had already taken a spoonful of dessert before I remembered I needed a shot for this post.)

The original recipe was found here at Chocolate Moosey.  Please visit Carla's blog when you can as she has great photos, and she also has some delicious sounding desserts just like this one.

Yield: 1 deep-dish cookie

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
One or two drops of vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup flour
2 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips
Vanilla Ice-Cream for serving.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.  Take your individual-sized ramekin out of the cupboard.

In a medium microwavable bowl, melt the butter.  Whisk in both sugars and vanilla.  Whisk in salt, baking soda and flour.  Blend in the chocolate chips.  Scrape the batter into the ramekin.

Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until the top is firm and light brown.  Let cool for a few minutes before serving with a small scoop of vanilla ice-cream.


When you feel like something sweet but don't want to go overboard this is just the ticket.  I didn't have any ice-cream but there was some whipped cream in the fridge and I put a tablespoon on each.  When I was making up the cookie batter I also added a tablespoon of chopped pecans. The finished product was so yummy.