Today I thought it would be fun to review a “Pinterest recipe”. I use that term loosely because Pinterest gets entirely too much credit for others’ creativity. I pinned the Perfect Single Serving Size Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe from Melissa at No. 2 Pencil and have been anxious to give this chocolate chip cookie recipe a try.
Anyone who knows me, knows that I have a bit of a sweet tooth. I have at least one chocolatey thing a day and indulge in at least one dessert, but I’m not interested in packing on a ton (more) weight so this recipe sounded perfect! I mostly bake gluten free items for my kiddos and sometimes I just want to indulge in a full-gluten snack. However, I have ZERO willpower. Zip. Zulch. Zooey. If I bake an entire batch of chocolate chip cookies, then I will EAT an entire batch of chocolate chip cookies. Freeze them, you say. Oh no, I’ll eat them frozen. Give them away, you say. They don’t typically last long enough for my husband to take them to work the next day. Good grief woman find some willpower, you say. Well now you’re just being bossy. I know, I know. I’m a carb and sugar addict, but we’ll address that in another post on another day. Today is Friday and we’re having a party-up-in-here, so let’s get our bake on!
I followed the recipe to a tee and found the dough to be perfect. There was enough to even snitch a bit as you mix, which come on, is half the fun of making chocolate chip cookies. Melissa says that the recipe will make two large cookies. These would be GINORMOUS if you made two. I found that it made four decent sized cookies and eating two was perfect in a serving. If you were feeling uber generous you could give two to your husband. She recommends smacking the cookie tray on the counter once you pull them from the oven to deflate the cookies. I tried this and didn’t have much luck. Mine didn’t turn out as cute and wrinkly as hers but I’m guessing they taste the same wrinkly or non-wrinkly. I also had to bake mine for 10 minutes and not the 8 minutes recommended. The centers were still a bit doughy when pulled from the oven and the edges were brown. I like a chewy chocolate chip cookie but if you enjoy a crisper cookie you might need to modify baking time accordingly.
I give this recipe 5 out of 5 stars. It makes an excellent tasting chocolate chip cookie in a small enough batch that you won’t need to be on the treadmill all weekend. It is easy and quick to make and it’s not some gross “in a mug” recipe :). Hop on over to No. 2 Pencil for the step-by-steps!
Great recipe I don’t think there’s anyone out there that didn’t like chocolate chip cookies.
I completely agree!
Amanda @ Serenity Now says
This is my kinda post!!! 😉 I never even considered looking for a recipe that would make just two (or four) cookies. Awesome; thanks for sharing. 🙂 And, as a fellow blogger, thank you speaking up about Pinterest. A local friend mentioned an idea on FB the other day that I know I’ve seen on a well-known blog before, and her update said “Thank you, Pinterest!” It took everything I had to keep my fingers from typing something. :s I love my Pinterest traffic, but I tend to roll my eyes when friends are constantly saying “Oh, I got this awesome recipe/craft/idea on Pinterest.” :s
looks delicious and the graphic is adorable 🙂 Pinning
I TOTALLY understand you when you say you have no willpower! In fact, my definition of willpower is “Let’s eat the whole pan of brownies NOW, so that it’s not here tomorrow to tempt me!”
Glad to see others “feel me” on this one. Some just do not understand having such lack of willpower.
Melissa @ No. 2 Pencil says
Thank you so, so much for sharing! Yours look so delicious, I feel like I need to make them again right now. And where did you get that adorable chubby straw? I love it!
Love, love, LOVE this recipe Melissa :)! The chubby straw was a Target Spot find during Valentine’s.
Kristin @ Simply Klassic Home says
Melissa is one of my favorite people in the world, and her recipes are awesome!!
Thanks for saying what you did about Pinterest too…I’m always saying that to friends (non-bloggers) and they look at me like I’m nuts!
It’s a definite pet-peeve of mine as well. Pinterest does nothing except bookmark other’s ideas so saying you “found it on Pinterest” is like saying you found your creative idea “at the library”.