Here I am, trying to lose the last couple pounds of baby weight, not including the 3 extra pounds I’m carrying just in the chest area, and it’s TOUGH! The last few pounds are always the hardest to lose (in my opinion), especially when you have a teensy, tiny problem called SUGAR (and no; I do not mean “the sugar” aka the term for diabetes according to Grandma).
You see, I can’t have cookies, brownies, cakes, and the like in the house. When I went to work all day, I was fine. I could have whatever around and it didn’t bother me. But now that I’m home all day!? It just stares me in the face. A little here, a little there, and before I know it…I’ve eaten beyond what any normal person should consume when it comes to sugary treats.
I’m like an alcoholic. Is there a program for this!?
Okay, maybe I don’t need a help group. I’m not THAT bad. All I know is that when it come to desserts, I need to follow TWO very important guidelines:
- NOT DEPRIVING MYSELF. This just makes it worse. I’ll want it more and more and more.
- SINGLE SERVINGS! If I only make enough for one, I have no other choice than to eat ONE!
Earlier this week, Brandon and I made single serving apple crisp. Since I’m not a HUGE fruity dessert person, I made 4 ramekins and was able to eat one with no thoughts of NEEDING to eat them all. I could not say the same if I had made brownie cups. I made brownies that were TO DIE FOR a couple weeks ago and literally had to give them away so I didn’t eat the whole pan. They were SO addictive.
(Am I being too honest here!?)
So now that you know I have a problem. Here is my solution.
SINGLE SERVING DESSERTS!
I have been looking for a single serving cookie recipe for awhile now. Sure, I could make a bunch of dough, make 2 cookies, and put the dough in the freezer…but then I eat the dough. So it is best for me to make enough dough for one (or two) and be done! Sure, I could be like other perfect bloggers and never eat dessert but what is guideline #1????? DON’T DEPRIVE! I honestly believe there is room in a healthy diet for desserts…just not enough room for an entire batch of desserts. This would be bad. Very bad.
So yesterday, I was Pinteresting and stumbled upon a single serving cookie recipe that I could not wait to try! I told you, “ME LOVE COOOOOKIES,” (in my best Cookie Monster impression).
Stupidly, I made my little cookie for one and THEN figured out the “nutrition facts.” Let’s just say; not so nutritious. BUT DELICIOUS!? YES!
Next time I will be more like myself and know the nutrition facts beforehand.
Here’s what I’m going to do for you though.
I’m still going to share the recipe and I’m going to give you the nutrition facts. You can do one of two things. Divide this recipe and make TWO ramekins with it (slashing the calories/fat/sugar in half) OR eat the damn thing and move on. Up to you. I’m not saying it’s healthy OR a good idea. But I ate the whole thing yesterday afternoon and just skipped one of my snacks. Don’t worry. It wasn’t like I was legit hungry for that snack anyway.
Chocolate Chip Cookie for ONE (but should probably be for two)
- 1 T butter
- 1 T sugar
- 1 T brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla-ish
- pinch of salt
- 1 egg yolk
- about 1/4 cup of flour
Melt butter in an 8 oz ramekin. Add sugars, vanilla, and salt. Whisk together until well combined. Add your egg yolk and mix well. Then add the flour gradually until thoroughly combined. Fold in 2 T of chocolate chips.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 6-9 minutes (depending on how well done you like your cookies).
Nutritional profile: 500 calories, 24 g fat (13.5 g sat. fat), 70 g carb, 31 g sugars, 8 g protein—> yea. I know.
Now, please excuse me while I go hit the gym. XOXOXOPrint