So, who has energy after a long, hectic weekend to whip up a complicated batch of comfort food?
lol. Not me. So, here’s the short-and-sweet version of chocolate chip cookie dough, for a breather from holiday stress. For best results, eat while wrapped in a blanket with a good book or movie.
I have no clue how well it actually cooks because it didn’t make it that far, but it tastes lovely! It goes a little something like this…
1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup almond milk (or whatever milk you have on hand)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 & 1/2 cups flour (I used a homemade GF mix, almond meal would also work well)
1 cup chocolate chips
Melt the butter first, then stir it and the brown sugar together until they reach a caramel-like consistency. Then gradually add the almond milk and vanilla. Next, stir in the flour, about a quarter cup at a time, until all has been added and the mixture no longer looks clumpy. It may seem fairly dry at this point, or like it breaks easily, which is where the maple syrup comes into play. Make a dent toward the middle of the mixture, and pour the maple syrup into it. Slowly fold that into the dough, and it will help consistency and give the sweet flavor more variety.
Then, finally, the most important part: CHOCOLATE
Add in the cup of chocolate chips a little at a time, and feel free to mess with the amount based upon your own cravings. 😉
I added about 3-4 tablespoons of sunflower seed butter to half the recipe for a more nutty flavor, and loved it! This recipe is definitely a go-to from now on, and good comfort food for a rough week that takes 5 mins to prep.
What are your favorite, fast, comfort food recipes?