Am I the last to know that if you put a frozen cookie ball into the microwave for 30 seconds it emerges an ACTUAL cookie, micro baked to perfectly soft and gooey with even a little crispiness around the edge?
Let me back up. I learned from Dave’s mother (a grade A baker) to not bake my entire batch of homemade cookies at once. Rather, I scoop out 6 or so to bake right away, then scoop the rest of the dough onto a separate cookie sheet. I cram as many cookie balls on there as I can get, because the sheet goes into the freezer until I remember it’s there (usually the next day) and can take the frozen cookie balls off and put them in a ziplock bag back in the freezer. We enjoy hot, homemade cookies whenever we want, without making new dough every day. Smart, eh?
It goes without saying that we all (Milo included) often eat frozen cookie dough, because pre-heating the oven, then waiting the 12 minutes for gooey cookies is just not in the time-frame. Silly, really, but true. The other day I was aware that Dave was fiddling with cookie dough in the kitchen, but I figured he was going to bake a few for us. He was…just not in the oven. He decided (I think partially inspired by the pizookie we shared with good friends a month ago) to test out a quick version in the microwave! The first test-time of two-minutes was a total flop. Think chocolate chip cookie emerges looking like a chocolate choclate chip cookie (and smelling like carbon.)
The next test time was 30 seconds, and the cookie emerged perfectly cooked-to-gooey, but more than just warmed-up dough. The bottom even gets a little crisp. It’s absolutely delicious.
This may be silly, but the Thirty Second Cookie has sort of revolutionized dessert at our place. For one, it’s nice and quick, so even Milo gets to enjoy a cookie before bed. Also, we never used to bake just two cookies. At least four and sometimes six, which meant both Dave and I ate 2-3 cookies + ice cream every time we made them (which is pretty close to every day.) Now, just one of these babies with a scoop of vanilla bean on top and we are good to go! It’s practically like a diet. The Thirty Second Cookie Diet. Perfect.
Sometimes the best things in life are the most simple.
I’m so happy I married a scientist (Dave’s BS is Chemistry) whose experiments lead to deliciousness. Thanks honey!