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cookies for two

15 Nov
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Beware cookies! Your natural predator is on the hunt!

Most nights Jim and I won’t be past the first half of our dinner before he looks at me with a sly expression and asks, “What do we have for dessert?”

Most often, I try not to have anything. I’m not trying to be cruel, but after creating two cookbooks that focused on baking and the resulting sweet tooths, I really try to curb the snacks and treats, only baking when it’s for an event or meant to be shared. Dessert often amounts to a square of high quality chocolate or a mouthful of peanut butter and chocolate chips, where Jim will then patiently wait, with a full mouth, for the chips to melt before mashing it all on the roof of this mouth with satisfaction. Such a silly boy…

But sometimes we want a real dessert, not some sugary stand-in. Being fully aware of how weak we both are, I know that making a whole batch of cookies is never a good idea. It always ends in the two of us sneaking cookies well after we should have stopped and a remorseful belly ache. Self control in the sweets arena has never been very successful in our house.

Which brings us to this recipe, Cookies for Two. This makes 8 regular sized chocolate chip cookies, 4 for each person. I know 2 is a more appropriate serving size than 4, but hey, we’re taking baby steps. If you can muster some restraint, eat 2 after dinner and save the other two for your lunch the next day.

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Cookies for Two

1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp flour
1/4 teas. baking soda
spinkle of salt
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup margarine, softened
splash of vanilla
splash of vegan milk of choice
3 tbsp. to 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Cookie Coating (optional)
1 tbsp sugar
1/4 teas. fleur de sel

Preheat oven to 350. Line a cookie sheet with parchment.

In a small bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a medium bowl cream together the margarine and sugar. Add vanilla and milk. Add dry ingredients to wet in batches until well combined. Add chocolate chips.

Roll tablespoon sized dough balls in the Cookie Coating (if using) and place on cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies have risen, spread and the edges are set. Let cool completely (well, not too completely) before serving.

Makes 8 cookies.