Sally's Baking Addiction

6 Ways to Treat Yourself to an XL Cookie for One

If you're craving a little something sweet, but you only need enough for one, try a single serving cookie. No, I don't mean one of those mug concoctions that you pop into the microwave and something that's a cross between molten cake and cookie comes out. Treat yourself to a real cookie. One with crispy edges and a soft chewy inside.

Sure you could make a dozen of these treats, but if you are like most normal humans, than maintaining the self restraint to say, "No, I will only touch just one," is a feat of will power that is possessed by a rare few mortals.

For those of you who do not consort with the gods, then it is probably a safer bet to only make yourself one cookie to indulge in. This will free you from the worry that you will consume more than your allotted amount.

To give yourself that single portion there are several options. You can:

1. Put all the cookie dough into one gigantic ball and bake something reminiscent of a cookie cake. (You might have a stomach ache after this one.)

2. You can divide your recipe by 12 to have the proper proportions for one. (This will take forever, and when all you really want is a sweet snack at 10pm it's clearly too much work.)

3. You can try out one of these six carefully curated recipes. Thankfully, they are designed specifically for those moments with single-cookie-cravings strike.

1. Chocolate Chip Cookie

The ultimate classic comfort food. This time it's in size XL. Enjoy it all to yourself.

Get the recipe here.

2. Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Cookie

Level up your chocolate chip cookie with some ginger. Spicy, comforting, and utterly delicious.

Get the recipe here.

3. Jumbo Cinnamon Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookie

Try something you've probably never had before. Don't worry, you're only making one, so you have nothing to lose.

Get the recipe here.

4. Peanut Butter Cookie

For those times when you can't decide between peanut butter and cookie. Just put them together and savor the result.

Get the recipe here.

5. Oatmeal Raisin Cookie

It has oatmeal and raisins so that means it's healthy. Right? Well, just to be on the safe side, at least you're only eating one.

Get the recipe here.

6. XXL Buttery Soft Sugar Cookie

So simple in flavor, but still such a sensory overload. Put some color into your life with this sprinkle-infused snack.

Get the recipe here.

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