Monday, May 06, 2013

sunday dessert - chocolate chip cookie souffles

Just about every Sunday I make some sort of dessert.  I am going to try to share my Sunday desserts with you guys whenever they happen.  Some weeks I just don't make a dessert and some weeks I repeat recipes and some weeks I don't feel like taking pictures :).   Hopefully I will get around to at least two Sunday dessert posts every month.

You might not know this about me but I love sweets.  And by love I mean obsessed with them and have no self control.  One way I have found to control my sweet tooth is to have limited portions at my disposal.   I would love to make a big ol' chocolate cake but there are only two of us and my husband isn't a big fan of cake {I know!} so if I ended up making a cake, I would be eating it for days.

Through my plan to create desserts with limited portions, I have discovered a love of souffles.  They are easy, you can make just one or two at a time, and they seem a lot more indulgent than they actually are.

This chocolate chip cookie souffle I created is SO good.  I have made these several times this past month and yesterday, I finally perfected the recipe.  These souffles are perfect when you are craving a cookie but you don't want several dozen sitting in your kitchen, tempting you all week long....

chocolate chip cookie souffles {serves two}
-2 1/2 tablespoons flour {I use whole wheat, but all purpose works too}
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-1/4 teaspoon baking powder
-1 tablespoon brown sugar
-1 egg, separated
-1 1/2 tablespoon milk
-a tiny bit of butter or butter spread {I like to use earth balance} and white sugar to coat the ramekins
-about 1 tablespoon chocolate chips

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare two ramekins by coating with a tiny bit of butter or butter spread {about 1/4 teaspoon per dish} and dusting with a tiny bit of white sugar.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, and brown sugar.  
3. Mix the milk into the dry ingredients and separate the egg.  Add the yolk to the dry ingredients/milk and put the white in a different bowl.
4. Use an electric mixer to beat the egg white until soft peaks form.  This should take about 45 seconds to a minute.
5. Gently fold the egg whites into the rest of the ingredients.  Be sure to mix until all is combined but don't overmix to the point that the volume from the egg whites is lost.
6. Pour the batter into the two dishes and top each one with a few chocolate chips.
7. Bake for about 20 or 23 minutes...just until the top is golden and puffed up.

These souffles are amazing with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream....enjoy!


  1. You are officially a genius. These look delicious and also, so adorable! For pretty much my whole life I haven't liked sweets AT ALL. The weirdest thing. Then, even weirder, the past few months they are all I desire. I can't WAIT to make these souffles...definitely what I've been craving lately! Thanks for the inspiration and recipe! :)

    1. that's crazy! i have always had an insane sweet tooth :).

  2. Yum!!!!! This would be great for a Mothers Day treat next weekend! Thank you for sharing this!

    1. they're so good and so easy. and if you have more people to feed, you can double the recipe :).

  3. I am dying. Want this ahora! Can't wait to try!

  4. I'm making these tonight. Not even kidding.

    1. they're so good and SO easy. besides baking time they only take like 5 minutes :).

  5. Oh stop it right now. I am drooling. This looks AMAZING!!

  6. Ooooooooohhh myyyyyyyy. *watering mouth*


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