Chocolate cookie for one………..or two

You ever have a craving for something chocolaty, but  you KNOW you don’t really need a whole bunch of cookies in the house? Right? Wellllllll, how about making a cookie for one person….ok, well maybe 2 people. After all, this is a big cookie. It measures about 6 inches. But at least it’s not an entire batch of cookies. By making this one cookie, you can satisfy that craving….your sweet tooth….without going nuts, stuffing cookie after cookie into your mouth until you are consumed with guilt and have a bad tummy ache and have to wear stretchy pants for 3 days. Not that this has ever happened to me. 🙂

This is a good chocolate cookie…..thick, chewy, gooey……very satisfying. Super quick to whip up. So comforting after you’ve cried for an hour while watching a sad tear jerker movie and your face is all splotchy and eyes are swollen. Or when you have had a bad day and you’re feeling sorry for yourself and you’re out of wine. I think I will call this Comfort Cookie……or Triple C (Chocolate Comfort Cookie)…

 

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Chocolate Cookie for One

4 TBSP butter, melted and room temp
½ cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp instant coffee
1/4 tsp salt
¼ cup cocoa powder
½ cup + 2 tblsp all purpose flour
1/4 cup chocolate chips
½ chopped toasted pecans, walnuts or almonds

Heat oven to 350. In the bowl of a stand mixer, using paddle attachment, cream together the melted butter and brown sugar. Add in the egg and mix.  In a separate bowl, mix together the baking powder, instant coffee, salt, cocoa powder, and flour.  Add dry ingredients into the butter brown sugar mixture. Don’t overmix! Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts. Mound the dough into a big ol ball on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15-20 minutes until it looks puffy and feels somewhat set, but still very soft. I baked mine for 16 minutes in an electric oven.  Allow to cool on the baking sheet.

 

 

 

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