Can you eat just one?

In the March 2016 issue of Food and Wine magazine was an article entitled: "How to Not-A Guide to Healthy Eating".  The title caught my attention.  As a registered dietitian, I tend to be more positive about food and my belief is  there is no food you can't eat, it is just how often and how much you eat certain foods that can be problematic.  

The first food item the article discussed was "How to not Gorge on Sweets- Bake a Single Perfect Cookie".  What a great idea!!! I know a lot of my clients would love this!   SO, I immediately tried the recipe.  Well, it didn't turn out.....my 17 year old son wouldn't eat it.  

So, I went to work to modify the recipe and after about 3 test runs, I finally got it!  This version was taste test approved by my son.  Here is my recipe for a Single Chocolate Chip Cookie:

 Julie's Single cookie with peanut butter chips

Julie's Single cookie with peanut butter chips

Turn on oven to 350 degrees
Mix in a small bowl:

1 Tbsp. butter (softened)
2 tsp. packed brown sugar
1 tsp. granulated sugar
1/8 tsp. vanilla extract
2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
Pinch of baking soda and salt
5-8 Chocolate Chips
Optional: 1/2 tsp. milk (if ingredients need more liquid)

Mix well and form into a ball.  Place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or lightly sprayed with cooking oil spray.  

Flatten and place chocolate chips on top.  
Bake for 11 minutes or until lightly browned.  Let cool slightly.  

Eat with a glass of milk, coffee or tea in a quiet place and enjoy your cookie!