I’m not a baker. I repeat: I am not a baker.
If you want a cake, I can make a cake. If you want cookies, I can do that. If you get all specific and crazy like “creamy in the middle” or something, you can go to a bakery. I do try however, to make desserts as healthy as I can… and I did that with these.
They are soft enough to count as a cookie but dense enough to be almost a biscuit or muffin yet don’t really crumble. They are especially fantastic with ice cream or pie. Basically, these are not just cookies and you will not find any additional sugar in these aside from the chocolate chips and vanilla extract.
You will need:
- Self-rising flour (yes, there is such a thing and I found it at Target)
- Semi-sweet miniature chocolate chips
- Milk (I used a splash of our almond milk)
- Vanilla extract
- Eggs (three, I used large ones)
In a mixing bowl, add your flour ( 1 1/2 – 2 cups – depending on how many cookies you would like), three eggs (it’s been said that the more eggs you add the softer the cookies will be, so you can alter this to your liking), a splash or so of milk, half your bag of miniature chocolate chips (though my husband would have preferred more, I’m sure) two splashes of vanilla extract and butter (we had stick butter in our fridge and I used three tablespoons microwaving first to soften).
Blend it all together and you will notice it ends up like a very, very thick dough. Don’t be discouraged, just take the dough (the consistency will be very sticky and tacky) and place portions on a cookie sheet you have lined with aluminum foil and sprayed first with non-stick cooking spray. I used larger than normal clumps of the dough as for this consistency, I wanted a more rustic free-formed look.
Pre-heat your oven to 350 and bake for 20-25 minutes. I did one batch at 25 minutes and one at 20, I wanted to see if it made a difference and in my convection oven it did not. Please use your best judgement with your oven. There is nothing like desserts baking… I don’t like cooking desserts but I can certainly appreciate the perfume of sugar and warmth in my home.
My husband loves these with chocolate ice cream and an extra topping of chocolate chips. As I’m not a huge dessert person, I just watch him eat with his happy dance in the kitchen while I sip my wine, smiling.