Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Just One Cookie


And a big one at that hee..hee..hee.. I think it is brilliant that you can bake just one cookie when the itchy mouth syndrome kicks in. I mean, you just want to have a munch, so why bake a whole batch?

You know, I've lost the mood for baking lately. I just don't feel like it. I don't know why. Maybe it's just a phase I'm going through. I'm OK with cooking though.


Just the thought of lining a cake pan and measuring out the ingredients dampen my mood. Weird, huh? But then, I still want my cookie and as for cakes, there is quite a stash in my freezer (sshhh....). Here look.


So. I googled for a recipe for just one cookie. I found a few and I settled on this one.


I must say that I am pretty happy because you just mix a bunch of ingredients, plonk the big ass piece of dough on a small baking pan and bake away.

Before baking.
Twenty two minutes later, I have me a big cookie.

After baking.
In the recipe, you will see 2 tablespoons of butter. Of course I did not measure the butter using a tablespoon but I used these prepacked pats of butter. To soften the butter, I simply removed the pats of butter into my mixing bowl 15 minutes before I made the cookie.


You will also see one (I used two) tablespoons of egg. It's no big deal, just beat up an egg, take what you need and make omelette with the rest (keep in the fridge if not using immediately).


It's pretty cool I think to bake yourself just one big cookie. There's no hassle unlike baking a whole batch where you have to form small balls of dough and bake in a few batches. That is very tedious and tiring which explains why I haven't been baking cookies lately (until now).


Yeah, just like that and one giant cookie satisfied my cookie crave for the day.

One Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie
Recipe source : Adapted from Cooking Classy

Ingredients :
- 2 tbsp salted butter, softened (I used 2 small prepacked salted Ballantyne butter)
- 1 tbsp caster sugar
- 2 tbsp beaten egg
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup self-raising flour
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips, divided into two portions

Method :
1. In a mixing bowl, whisk the butter, sugar, beaten egg and vanilla extract.
2. Add flour and half of the chocolate chips and mix to combine.
3. Form the dough into a ball, place on a lined baking tray and flatten the dough.
4. Press the remaining chocolate chips onto the dough.
5. Bake for 15-22 minutes or until the cookie is browned (bake for a shorter time if you prefer softer chewy cookies. I like mine crispy and baked for 22 minutes).
6. Remove from oven and cool on a cooling rack.

Note : If you find the dough too dry or crumbly, add a bit more beaten egg.

38 comments:

  1. This is one of my favourite cookies with lots of chocolate chips, i sure overeat while watching TV or surfing net, if there are many in front of me, greedy me hor, hehe...

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  2. That's really one big cookie, reminds me of those subway cookies but yours seems bigger ! Lol

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    1. Yes, this one is much bigger than Subway's!

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  3. Just one? Good girl! *pat on the head* LOL!!!

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  4. When I saw the post title on my blog's side bar, I thought you might be writing about my Cookie...hehe *wink wink*...coz we know Phong Hong doesn't bake just one cookie...wakakakaka! :D By the way, you didn't tell us how big this cookie was....was it a 6-inch cookie? Hey, I think you've stumbled onto something good...baking just one cookie is less work and one doesn't have to overeat which is great. Hmmm, do frozen cakes taste dry?

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    1. hee..hee..hee...I adore your Cookie and yes, PH usually eats many cookies! This cookie is approximately 4 inches. Frozen cakes are still moist, provided they are properly packed and sealed. I used freezer bags and I should put them in airtight boxes but heh, I just bung them in the freezer like that LOL!

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  5. I am Not sure- what about washing up? The same work to do as after baking many cookies😀

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  6. I like to eat soft chewy cookies but store bought ones are too sweet for me. Wow you have so many frozen pieces of cake in your freezer. It must be a great feeling of freedom to be able to bake just one big cookie whenever you feel like it.

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    1. I love it that I can now bake just one cookie. It's quick and there is no need for storage hah..hah...

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  7. Hi Phong Hong, smart lady. Cooking/baking made easy with improvisation. Me too, not in the mood to bake these days except my regular bread for the family. Why? Really no idea.

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    1. Now that I can just bake one cookie, suddenly got semangat to bake. I am also going to try baking smaller cakes. If got mood hah..hah..

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  8. This is really American sized cookie for the big sized eaters like me! I remembered getting shocks when I was a US student and all cookies were huge & sold individually. Good memories today.

    Can I order from you??


    I know, I know what you will say.

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    1. This cookie is not as big as those US big ass ones hah..hah... Aiya, just one cookie you no need to order lah. I think you can bake one yourself. How about it?

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  9. WOW Phong Hong! Do you cut the cookie and share? I want some :D

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    1. Oh no, Ann, it is just for one person - me! hah...hah...

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    1. Very sinful, so padat with chocolate chips!

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  11. This giant cookie looks terrific. I like it. Did you finish this cookie at one shot?

    Many chocolate chips on tops, look sinfully good indeed.

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  12. Wahhhh.. your giant cookie can last me for few days, so full with chocs chips some more! I am a human Rat.. nibble a bit and put it back for the next day... hahahaa...

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    1. A few days? No lah. You will eat until finish in one sitting. hah..hah...

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  13. Wow! One awesome big cookie. So generous with choco chips.

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    1. Yes, I like this very much. Will try more variation soon.

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  14. It has never crossed my mind to bake One cookie. Mind you I have only baked cakes and brownies. I don't mind cooking but to cook a Heston Blumenthal's recipe, I need the time, patience and mood. His food is so, so good but there so many steps.

    I have gone off cooking let alone baking for the time being. I am now in the Land of the Vegans. I believe the kitchen utensils, dining table etc have been certified as vegan. Oh yes!

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    1. You are a vegan? I find that interesting. You should really get your blog started and share your experience :)

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    2. I am not a vegan. Heavens no! I'm got washed up here, for the time being.

      I have so many interest. I honestly don't know what I should blog. Do you have Orangina there? It's orange juice with a fizz. Well, I'm not opening the bottle or the fizz will go all over the place.

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    3. I have heard of Orangina. Don't know if it is still available.

      You can blog about anything you want. Your blog need not be a niche blog and that makes it less restrictive and a lot more interesting!

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  15. one good cookie leads to another - so pass me two pieces please! i love how your cookie is so completely studded with chips - exactly how i like 'em! :D

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    1. I am sure it will! I am thinking of more variations hee..hee...

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  16. Hi Phong Hong,
    Alamak! The "lost the mood for baking" syndrome is contagious ... me too but I settled with quick bread (non yeast) quick & easy mix & mix and pop the pan into oven !
    Just 1 big cookie enough for you ? Hee.. hee..

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    1. I hope my baking engine will get warmed up soon...

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  17. Really that big meh? I try not to be deceived by closed up shot. If judging by the size of the chocolate chips... okay lah, not that big a cookie, just slightly big. :P :P :P

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  18. I like the ample amount of chocolate chips on top, yum~

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