Oh boy, am I in trouble.
No, I didn’t blow up another appliance (although that was a good guess).
The source of my predicament? I am weak sometimes. Very weak. You know, I’m not perfect. Never claimed to be. I have lots of flaws. I do my best to hide them, yet sometimes they escape to the surface.
An unavoidable addiction to chocolate is one of my biggest flaws.
The chocolate craving hit me last night. I couldn’t resist. After pushing myself with a 15 mile bike ride, and a Cross-fit workout (don’t say it!), I caved in big time. I made myself this single serving chocolate chip cookie in a mug. It was delicious.
And then I had to shield my eyes from the envious glare of someone that could not partake in the craving with me.
I felt bad.
But not bad enough to not eat it.
And how I have to suffer the consequences, because she isn’t speaking to me…..
Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug – adapted from Sweetest Kitchen
- 1 tbs. unsalted butter
- 1 tbs. granulated sugar
- 1 tbs. dark brown sugar
- ⅛ tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 egg yolk
- 3 tbs. all purpose flour
- 2 heaping tbs. dark/semisweet chocolate chips
Choose a microwave-safe mug/ramekin/small bowl. Place the butter in the mug and melt in the microwave; do this in 15 second intervals at about 70% power (it should be melted, not boiling). When you have small bits of butter remaining, take it out of the microwave and gently swirl, or stir, the butter until the bits have melted. To the melted butter, add sugars and vanilla. Stir well. Add the egg yolk and stir well to combine. Add the flour, and stir until combined. The consistency of the dough should be similar to real cookie dough; if it’s too runny, add a touch more flour until the consistency is firmer, or if it’s too stiff, add a splash of milk. Add the chocolate chips and stir to evenly distribute throughout the dough. Flatten the surface of the dough with the back of the spoon. Microwave at about 70% power for 30-40 seconds. Do not overcook.
If you overcook it, it will be become dry and hard, so always err on the side of less cooking time.