Recipe for One Chocolate Chip Cookie


I kid you not when I say, for me, this recipe is EPIC! How many times do I sit around craving a chocolate chip cookie but I’m too lazy for the time and patience to make make a whole batch, plus I never want to clean up all the mess. This recipe only takes about 5 minutes prep, a few prep tools, and a quick bake in the oven and you’ve got yourself an unbelievably delicious chocolate chip cookie! We are talking just the right amount of crisp to the edges, a perfectly soft, moist and chewy center and it’s laden with a generous amount of dark chocolate chips. Just the way a chocolate chip cookie was meant to be but in this simplified single (or double) serving form (I list it as double serving, but we all know we’re going to eat the whole thing ourselves, right?).

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The other reason this recipe is so awesome for me is because how many times do I want a quick dessert to take to someone? Again no full batch of cookies here. This is the perfect pick me up or a simplified thank you for that someone and they’ll never have to know how easy it was to make.

I know the egg part of this recipe is annoying, 1 Tbsp, gotta save or toss the rest. But it’s worth that little bit of extra effort. 1 whole egg would be way too much and I tried alternate methods like other recipes that use water. Not a fan, it tasted like flour with chocolate chips mixed in and had just an off texture. I’m thinking the little bit of egg is a must, then the following morning you can just add the remainder to scrambled eggs (mashed avocado, scrambled egg and sliced tomatoes on toast, oh yes!).


This is one of my favorite recipes I’ve posted to this day, and one of the most dangerous for that matter. I can totally picture myself at midnight unable to stop thinking about chocolate chip cookies, then I’m going to remember this recipe. How will I resist?

Try this, you’ll see what I mean :). Enjoy!

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Recipe for One Big Chocolate Chip Cookie

4.7 from 23 votes

This recipe only takes about 5 minutes prep, a few prep tools, and a quick bake in the oven and you've got yourself an unbelievably delicious chocolate chip cookie!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert for one, How to make one cookie
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 2 servings ( one 7 inch cookie)
Calories: 371 kcal
Author: Jaclyn


  • 2 Tbsp salted butter
  • 3 Tbsp packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tbsp whisked egg*
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips , divided


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Place butter in a microwave safe mixing bowl. Heat in microwave until nearly melted (you want it almost all the way melted, remove from microwave just before completely melted and stir to fully melt. You just don't want it too hot or it will cook the egg and melt the chocolate chips when stirring).

  2. To melted butter, add brown sugar, salt, 1 tbsp egg, the vanilla, flour and baking soda. Stir with a spoon until well combined, about 20 - 30 seconds. Mix in 3 tablespoons of the chocolate chips. 
  3. Shape dough into a 3 1/2-inch disk on a Silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheet, gently press remaining 1 Tbsp chocolate chips randomly over top and sides of cookie. Bake in preheated oven 12 - 14 minutes, until cookie is golden. Serve warm or allow to cool on a wire rack then store in an airtight container.
  4. *To get 1 Tbsp egg, crack egg into a small bowl, whisk until yolk and white are well blended, then measure out 1 Tbsp. Reserve remainder for another use (aka tomorrows breakfast).
  5. Recipe Source: Cooking Classy
Nutrition Facts
Recipe for One Big Chocolate Chip Cookie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 371 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 211mg 9%
Potassium 46mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 49g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 31g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 8.9%
Calcium 4.1%
Iron 8.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Kathy C: I love this cookie! Just made it. Fun to make and I’m no cook:) Thank you so much! December 2, 2018 at 8:56pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: You’re very welcome! Glad you liked it! December 2, 2018 at 10:08pm Reply

  • Amira: Just tried this recipe. Was the perfect amount of sweetness and texture is crunchy on the outside, and soft on the inside. Worth the extra little effort with the egg! November 15, 2018 at 6:27am Reply

  • MG: Wow! Thanks so much for this recipe. I have my fav choc chip cookie recipe so, I thought this would be just okay. It was great! I’m teaching 11 kids, ages kindergarten-1st grade a cooking class. I found very quickly that is best, almost essential, to have them cook individual item (we only have an hour and….for germ purposes). I usually have to split recipes up and test once or twice. This recipe was PERFECT! I tested one cookie and it was perfect. I let my class double it and make 2 big cookies and it was great. Thanks so much for sharing!! November 14, 2018 at 5:40am Reply

  • Sandra: This recipe is really good but quite deadly! I have made it three times already to use up the whisked egg and it came out perfect every time. I used white chips in my last batch and loved it. I actually divided the dough into two not as giant cookies so my husband and I shared it that way. Yummy and so easy. October 31, 2018 at 4:49pm Reply

  • Stephanie: I haven’t been craving sweets during this pregnancy (my 4th & finally a boy), but I’m approaching 39 weeks and super stressed from going through prolonged labor. This was perfect, slightly crisp edge with a soft chewy center! I ate the last of our eggs but had buttermilk on hand to substitute equally (which also meant I could eat any remaining dough – yum)! I even used a blend of mini and large dark chocolate chips. TY for being my midnight cookie hero! October 25, 2018 at 9:24pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Glad you enjoyed it Stephenanie! Congrats on the pregnancy! Hope everything goes smoothly for you. October 26, 2018 at 9:19am Reply

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