I am your champion of making food for just one or two people. Just because you're not feeding a family of four (or six) does not mean you eat any less fabulously. And when it comes to making cookies, why oh why do all the recipes make a dozen cookies? If you're eating alone, 12 cookies are NOT a good idea. If you keep them for later days, you know they won't be as fresh, and so you end up eating all 12, and that's how you morph into a beach ball...
I tried a few runs in making these single-serve cookies. And by single-serve, I mean this recipe will make exactly two medium sized cookies. Perfect for one of those nights when you are craving for a warm, freshly baked cookie that takes only minutes to whip up. Oh, and another good news; you can also make these cookies in an air fryer instead of an oven.
You also don't need a mixer. A whisk will do.
What You Need:
50 g UNSALTED butter, room temperature
15 g caster sugar (that's about 2 tbsp)
10 g brown sugar (use your relative guesstimation), or gula melaka instead for a nice twist
50 g self raising flour (that's about 1/3 cup, + 1 tbsp)
10 g 100% dark cocoa powder
1/3 tsp sodium bicarbonate
20 g dark chocolate chips (I use Toll House)
Some sea salt
What You Do:
1. If you are using an oven, preheat oven at 170 degrees.
2. Using a whisk, cream the butter, caster sugar and brown sugar/gula melaka until you get a well-mixed, pale brown consistency. If you don't cream it well, you'll get that weird sugary texture in the cookie that I hate.
3. Mix flour, cocoa powder and bicarb soda in a separate bowl. Add this to the butter mixture. Mix everything with a spatula. DO NOT OVER MIX. You're just getting them all incorporated.
4. Add the chocolate chips. Mix, and make 2 balls out of the dough, flattening them into a shape of a cookie. You can bake both now, or save the other one for later. Just wrap it in clingfilm, and it will last in the fridge for 2 weeks.
5. Line your baking tin, or air fryer, with baking paper. Place cookie, and sprinkle some sea salt on top. You can use any kind, but the best would be Maldon sea salt.
6. Bake in oven for 15 mins, or in air fryer at 180 degrees, 15 mins.
7. It will appear a little too soft at first, but let it cool a little for the edges to set.
8. Try to not eat too quickly because it will burn your tongue (based on my experience).