I thought I was so clever. Willpower cookies; what a great idea! Turns out a bunch of other people on the Web had the same genius idea.
I tried a few recipes and found them quite variable. Some make such a large cookie that they kind of miss the willpower wagon. Some are really microwave cupcakes, which I consider a whole other food group.
So, Bubbie Sadie, your intrepid blogger took it upon herself to investigate for you. I will try the other recipes and see which pass muster. It’s a rough job, but someone has to do it.
Here then, my adaptation from the recipe at WikiHow. Although this recipe made the best cookie, I cut their recipe in half to make one reasonable sized serving (theirs was huge).
Willpower Chocolate Chip Cookie
Preheat toaster oven to 375 degrees F (190 C). You could use a regular oven, but it’s a bit energy wasteful.
2 tablespoons flour
Pinch of baking soda
Pinch of salt
1/2 tablespoon white granulated sugar
1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 tablespoon butter
A couple of drops vanilla extract
1 teaspoon chocolate chips
1 teaspoon walnuts (if desired)
1 teaspoon water
Place a scrap of parchment paper on a cookie sheet.
In a small bowl, add flour, baking soda and salt. Stir together and set aside.
In another bowl, cream the butter and both sugars for at least a minute or two, until smooth and creamy. A fork works best for this step. Add vanilla and stir.
Next, add the flour mixture, one half at a time, and stir until it disappears into the dough. Add a little bit of water if it doesn’t hold together.
Add chocolate chips and walnuts (if desired). Roll the dough into a ball and place on prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes.
Let cool, and enjoy! Let us know how it turned out.