Zach’s Dream Chocolate Chip Cookies

Do I have some goodies for you today!


Yesterday the baking bug finally hit again after 3 weeks of cake, and Cheryl’s brownies sent by my parents.

Zach and I were craving cookies, BUT — having huge batches of cookies around our house just leads to cookie OD — so I was on the lookout for inspiration for small batch cookies.

Since I was making small batches, I was also able to personalize them to what each of us were feeling.  For example, Zach requested:

  • NO healthifying
  • Use butter and real sugar
  • Lots of chocolate

Where I was craving:

  • Still reasonably healthy
  • Peanut butter
  • Chocolate

Well let me tell you, what I came up with was absolutely a success.  Let’s start with Zach’s cookies — because you always save the best for last, right? 😉

Zach’s Dream Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Yields 9 good size cookies, or 12 smaller cookies


  • 3/4 cup AP flour
  • Pinch of baking powder
  • Pinch of salt (I used Pink Himalayan Fresh Ground Salt)
  • 1/4 cup of partially melted butter
  • 1/2 cup of maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of large chocolate chip cookies


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray/oil your baking sheet
  • Mix the butter and maple syrup in a bowl WELL
  • Add the egg and vanilla to the mixture and mix well
  • Mix the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients (flour, salt, baking powder)
  • Add the chocolate chips
  • Divide into 9-12  equal cookies
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes
  • Let cool and Enjoy!

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9 thoughts on “Zach’s Dream Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Hahaha “no healthifying.” Maybe our men are twins too. When I tell Kyle I took the butter (or something else unhealthy out), he says, “you mean you took the delicious out.” He actually likes my healthy versions, but sometimes he just wants the “dirty” version!

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