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!

Single Serve Chocolate Chip Cookie | Cooking Classy

Single Serve Chocolate Chip Cookie | Cooking Classy

Easy recipe for just ONE big Chocolate Chip Cookie | Cooking Classy


Recipe for One Big Chocolate Chip Cookie

4.63 from 16 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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  • Andrea: Made this exactly as recipe directed. It was super yummy and we will definitely be making again!!! Thank you! September 18, 2018 at 5:11pm Reply

  • Kim: I had to add A LOT more flour, 1/3 cup was not even close!! Other than that it was a good cookie. September 9, 2018 at 4:43pm Reply

  • Tanya: I made this with my 6-year-old great-nephew on Saturday while babysitting. It was perfect!! He’s not the greatest at sharing so he ate the majority of the cookie. Unfortunately he didn’t sleep well that night because we made it at 6:30 pm. Next time I’ll have to divide it before baking. ;-) September 4, 2018 at 7:47am Reply

  • Abby: FAIL! Needs baking powder, just tried this and its safe to say its a flat crispy mess. Although it somewhat tasted like cookie i would not do it again lol August 11, 2018 at 8:21pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Many chocolate chip cookie recipes don’t call for baking powder as it can make a cookie puffy and cake-like instead of dense and chewy. Chances are you just needed a little more flour, or the baking soda has gone bad. Sorry it didn’t work out for you. I’ve made this cookie at least 15 times and it turns out great every time, so hopefully with a little troubleshooting we could figure out what went wrong. August 12, 2018 at 3:25pm Reply

  • Matt Boughton: Recommenting cus I forgot to rate but I love this it’s soo good! My cookie turned out really fluffy but tasted really good. Thx so much for the recipe! ???????? July 9, 2018 at 10:50am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for leaving a great review! July 9, 2018 at 10:51am Reply

  • Matt Boughton: THANK YOU this worked sooo GOOD it turned out great. Thx so much for the recipe! ???? July 9, 2018 at 10:49am Reply

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