my lonely little cookie on the baking sheet
I’ve been seeing a lot of single serving desserts and while I don’t fully understand the trend, I can see some value in it. Take this cookie for example, because it only makes one, the cookie is definitely a tad on the rich side, but I’m not worried about it because it’s just one. This saves money and is super easy.
Initially, I wasn’t on board with the whole single serving thing but after I took a bite into this cookie I completely changed my mind. I’ve made two varieties, peanut butter and almond butter and I think both are out of this world. Nut butters are fatty, but good fat so they’re great to use in baked good because at least they are somewhat healthy.
Because this makes one cookie, you must eat it straight from the oven. Hot, melty and soft. Well, actually, don’t feel pressured to eat it right away but it is a good idea.
serves 1 Ingredients
1 tbsp natural peanut butter or almond butter
1 tbsp liquid sweetener (I like maple syrup)
small drop of vanilla extract
pinch of salt
2 tbsp whole wheat flour
1 tbsp vegan chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a small bowl, mix together the peanut butter, syrup and vanilla. Stir until it is well incorporated, then add in the salt and flour. Stir again until it is mostly together then add in the chocolate chips. All without over-mixing.
Next, use your hands to form the dough into a ball. Press it down on the baking sheet. You don’t want to flatten it out completely, but peanut butter cookies tend to keep the shape they started with because they don’t spread much, so keep this in mind.
Bake for 8-9 minutes, or slightly longer if you’re using almond butter. Almond butter will require a good 9 minutes mostly likely, but check on it to make sure your cookie isn’t overcooked as all ovens are different.
Nutritional Information per cookie: (Peanut Butter) Calories: 160 from flour and pbProtein: 7.5 g Fibre: 2.5 g from flour Sugar: 0.25 g from flour Iron: 7.5 % from flour (Almond Butter) Calories: 165 maybe from flour and ab Protein: 6.5 g Fibre 2.5 g from flour Sugar 0.25 g from flour Iron 7.5 % from flour