One-Bowl Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookies

Also known as “Doorbell Ringing Cookies”.
Meaning your guests have just arrived for dinner and you have nothing for dessert.
Someone  “promised to bring dessert” but that flake showed up with a sheepish expression and a bottle of 2-buck Chuck.  Hmmph.

This recipe to the rescue. In addition to making two dozen (rather than the traditional
4 dozen), this recipes uses oil, so there’s not need to wait for butter to soften.  Everything is mixed in one large bowl to keep everything even easier.  Mix the batter and prep the cookie sheets while everyone is on their second glass of wine (they won’t miss you). Pop them in the oven when you clear after dinner. Bonus? Your guests are treated to the nostalgically delicious smell of freshly baked cookies.

One Bowl Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes: 2 dozen cookies
Time: 35 minutes

1/2 c. light oil (Sunflower Seed, Canola, Vegetable)
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tbs vanilla
1.75 c. AP flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 pinch sea salt
1 c. chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, mixed*
*Add chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, bits of broken-up Halloween candy; whatever you have on-hand. I’ve been known to chop up a few Lindt truffle balls that were hanging around in my freezer to use here.
2 cookie sheets (for faster transition time)

Pre-heat oven to 350.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together oil and sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla until mixture is smooth. In the center of the bowl, add flour, baking soda and salt. Use a fork to thoroughly incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet.  Stir in candy chips of your choice.

As there is no butter in this recipe, the cookies will not spread and flatten as nicely. Scoop a tablespoon amount into a ball, place on ungreased cookie sheet and flatten slightly (trust me, this is quick). Prep two cookie sheets of 12 each. Bake for 11-13 minutes until tops are lightly golden. Serve immediately.
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Your guests will be so blown away that you served freshly baked cookies
they won’t even notice that you just ran out of wine.

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