Surely, I'm not the only mom with a teenager who forgets until 9:30 at night to tell me that he needs treats for school for the following morning? I will spare you all of the "not so pleasant" details of the conversation regarding these much needed snacks but I should tell you in his defense however, that he did offer to make the snacks himself. With my son standing in front of me, I had a split second decision to make: allow my 16 year old to make a batch of cookies - unassisted - and face the mess that would inevitably be left in the kitchen or --- bake them myself. As much as I love to have him help in the kitchen, I decided that I didn't have enough energy to clean up after him that night. (Sometime's it's just quicker and easier to make something myself.) I turned to a recipe for chocolate chip cookie cake on Thatssoyummy.com because it was the easiest thing that I could thing of to make on such short notice.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
1 stick butter, unsalted
1 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
Cream the butter, light brown sugar, and vanilla extract until well combined.
Bake until lightly golden and puffy around the edges (the center should still feel quite soft), 18 – 22 minutes.
Cool for 10 minutes and then run a paring knife around the edge of the pan to release the cake.
Cool for at least 4 hours before turning the cake out of the pan and onto a large plate.
Slice then serve…
So if any of you are faced with a late night baking project, try this chocolate chip cookie cake. Kids love it.
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