4.02.2014

RECIPE | 1-Minute Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Chunk Microwave Cookie

Sorry for the long title, BUT YOU GUYS. THIS COOKIE.

If I could add more descriptors (including but not limited to: delicious, melt-in-your-mouth, heavenly, and divine) I would, but the title would be even more obnoxiously long and I just couldn't do that to you, my dear readers.

Mug cakes and single-serving microwave cookies have been my end-of-the-day treat for a few months now. At 4 in the afternoon, when my fire is fading and the thought of preparing dinner and saying "OH, NO! DON'T EAT THAT!" roughly twenty-odd more times starts to eat away at my stamina, I just think: In 4 more hours, I GET A COOKIE. 

If there's one thing that a Mommy deserves at the end of a day, IT'S A FRESHLY-BAKED COOKIE. (Well, and a relaxing lavender bath and foot massage, but let's not get too crazy, shall we?)

The only problem is that half of the recipes online use full sugar or brown sugar, while I like to do my baking with Truvia; or they use butter and cow's milk, while I use coconut oil and almond or coconut milk. So, with lots of trial and error and lots and lots of cookie eating, I came up with a recipe on my own to fit the bill. And let me tell you, all that cookie eating to refine the perfect recipe was such torture.

This is the kind of scrumptious, cakey cookie to be eaten slowly with a tiny fork and a great, big glass of coconut milk! (In a relaxing lavender bath while you're getting a foot massage, if you should be so lucky.)


RECIPE | 1-Minute Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Chip Microwave Cookie
1 TB coconut oil, melted
1/2 TB Truvia
1/8 tsp molasses
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
PInch of salt
2 tsp milk of your choice
2 TB flour
1 TB powdered peanut butter (like PB2)
1/8 tsp baking powder 
Dark chocolate chips (or chocolate chips of your choice - I prefer the Kroger brand dark chocolate because they don't have dairy!)

First, assemble your ingredients. 

Whisk together coconut oil, molasses and Truvia until combined. As you can see, I make up for not having a teeny fork by having a cute, tiny whisk. Next add the vanilla, a pinch of salt, and your milk, continuing to whisk until blended.

Now add your flour, powdered peanut butter, and baking powder, mixing all until combined. (NOTE: you only use 1TB of powdered peanut butter, but there are two mounds here because I was using a 1/2TB measuring spoon.)

Finally, add your chocolate chips, mix well, and form into a cookie shape on a microwavable plate.

Microwave for 30 seconds, then let it rest for 15 seconds. Microwave an additional 15 seconds, and it's done! Let it cool for a bit, then dig in and enjoy!!

Easy as pie, no? Actually, arguably easier


 
Until Little Mouse lets me write again,







How do you unwind at the end of the day? Reading? A bubble bath? A cookie or hot cup of tea? Join the conversation in the comments below and don't forget to tell me how the recipe worked for you!

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