I wanted one. Immediately. I don't usually like chocolate chip cookies. It must have been one of those days!
The referenced blog no longer works, but someone had been nice enough to include the original recipe in the pin comment. On a whim, I made the recipe, switching almond flour for the all purpose. The result: decent, but WAY too sweet for my refined-sugar-free taste buds. Also, it's a bit annoying to have to separate an egg for such an otherwise simple recipe, and then you're stuck with an egg white.
Since then, I've been playing around with the recipe. Let me tell you, this has been hard work! It's rough having to eat a warm chocolate chip cookie every night in the name of science...
I finally got it to a place where I thought it tasted good, so I tried a shortcut. I still liked it, but my husband declared it "grainy". YIKES! That's no good! So, I tweaked it a little more, but have determined that the short cut just won't work. It can still be made in about 5 minutes, so the shortcut was a bit uncalled for.
And now I present Happiness in Five Minutes!
5 Minute Chocolate Chip Cookie
- 1/2 tbsp butter (I use Earth Balance Buttery Spread)
- 1 tbsp coconut palm sugar
- 5 drops vanilla stevia
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 c (or 4 tbsp if you don't like creating excess dishes) almond flour
- 1 tbsp (heaping) chocolate chips
- Melt butter in a ramekin or mug. (It takes about 30 seconds in my microwave.)
- Stir the sugar into the melted butter until well mixed. (This is the important step that impacts the texture.)
- Mix in stevia, baking soda, and almond flour.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Microwave for 45-60 seconds. (It takes 60 seconds in my microwave.)
- The hardest part... let sit for about a minute before enjoying!