What do you do when your boyfriend says he wants chocolate chip cookies? At midnight? When all the shops are closed? You rush to the kitchen to make him some! At least I do. That’s not exactly how it played out, but I have creative licensing since I am telling the story.
It isn’t often that I get requests for baked goods, of any kind. Which I find sad since I love to bake. I would gladly make a cake, cookies, or pie for any occasion. Really, you just have to ask (and give me a bit of notice). When the opportunity arose, I jumped up to claim it.
I turned to my trusty Betty Crocker recipe for guidance. Moving at the speed of light, I had a half batch of cookies whipped up in less than 30 minutes; including the baking.
I did make a couple of substitutions. First, we didn’t have any brown sugar, so I used extra granulated sugar and a half of a tablespoon of molasses. Second, dinner that night had used egg whites and I only needed half an egg, so I used only a yolk from one egg.
While the cookies were still warm, I could still taste a hint of molasses. I found that extra taste to be a nice little twist. After cooling overnight, the cookies became a bit crunchy, almost like sugar cookies, rather than staying soft. I think I was a little short on how much egg to add.
The end result of a very happy boyfriend was worth the effort. He was also a hit at the office the next day since I sent to extra cookies to work with him so I wouldn’t spend the day eating them.