Have you ever been packing snacks for an outing and thought to yourself, "I really want to pack a cookie, but I don't want to make a whole batch."? Or, "I really want to pack a cookie, but I haven't the time to make 69 of them, like the recipe calls for"?
Well, here's the solution.
One cookie at a time.
Now, you may be wondering why I put this in the pocket-sized group. I mean, who in their right mind puts a cookie in their pocket? It's not the cookie that goes in your pocket, it's the dough! This recipe has no eggs in it, so you can put it in a zip lock bag and carry it around until you find a place to bake it.
A word of caution though... I have not personally tried it, but I'm thinking that airlines would frown upon this idea if you are wanting to transport your unbaked cookie cross-country. Unlabeled blobs of dough can look quite suspicious, if you know what I mean.
All right then, here we go.
Step 1: Ingredients You Will Need
For this cookie you will need:
-1 Tbsp. White granulated sugar
-1 Tbsp. Brown sugar
-1 Tbsp. Butter
-1-2 Tbsp. Chocolate chips
-1 Tbsp. Water
-1/8 tsp. Vanilla
-Pinch of salt
-Pinch of baking soda
-1/4 Cup Flour + 1 Tbsp. Flour
Step 2: Mix It Up
Mix all of the ingredients in a cereal bowl with a fork.
(That was easy, eh?)
Step 3: Bake It!
You have two options here: Bake one largish cookie, or split it up and make a few smaller ones. Personally I like to make one large one, so I'm not obligated to share, but that's just me.
Bake at 350 degrees, for 12-13 minutes.
I bake on parchment paper. Parchment paper is great for baking cookies because you can slide the entire sheet of cookies off of the hot pan, no scooping them off. This allows you to get softer cookies. Some people like their cookies very crunchy, though, in which case you don't need to bother with parchment paper.
Also, if you bake one large cookie, it's wise to mush it down a bit before you bake it, rather than a large ball of dough. It will bake more evenly this way.
Step 4: Enjoy!
Have fun eating your cookie! (or cookies, if you made two)
Step 5: The Pocket-sized Part
Now, like I said in the intro, you can save this dough for a while without worrying.
I put mine in a sandwich bag, but a produce bag would work just as well, maybe better because you can tie it shut.
Now it fits in my pocket, ready to be baked when I feel like eating it. (Or when I have access to an oven next...)