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

5 from 13 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.

Easy recipe for ONE big Chocolate Chip Cookie | Cooking ClassySee how easy!? Now What are you waiting for? Go make one!

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  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): You don’t even know how much I need this cookie in my life! ;) Love! June 17, 2014 at 7:53pm Reply

  • Jessica @ Portuguese Girl Cooks: What a fantastic idea! Sometimes a batch of cookies is just too much and too tempting, this is perfect! June 17, 2014 at 7:34pm Reply

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress): OH-MAH-GASHHHHH!!!

    GIANT deliciousness!!!! June 17, 2014 at 7:33pm Reply

  • Jane: Dangerous indeed… gonna tempt some friends with this after I make one or a couple… haha! This is a great idea for sure! June 17, 2014 at 5:34pm Reply

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: I love this one! And you tried getting around the egg issue, too, but using water ‘tasted like flour with chocolate chips mixed in and had just an off texture’ = yes, I totally agree. I’ve tried that myself and just accepting the partial egg situation is best so the cookies taste best, right! Love the soft, gooey centers, mmm! June 17, 2014 at 4:25pm Reply

    • Njane: I use egg whites for dietary reasons and used 1tbsp egg white+a drop of oil. Came out just fine and if you use egg whites often and have a carton sitting around it’s nice and easy. February 22, 2015 at 6:15pm Reply

  • weezie: does this go on 350? June 17, 2014 at 4:01pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes sorry thats 350! June 17, 2014 at 7:17pm Reply

  • Natasha of How cool is that?! I want it, but I probably wouldn’t want to share. lol. Pinning! June 17, 2014 at 3:40pm Reply

  • Laura | Fork Knife Swoon: I LOVE this recipe idea!! And dangerous indeed! This is perfect for those (many) moments when I’m craving something sweet but don’t want the trouble or temptation of a whole batch of something. Definitely will have to try this one :) June 17, 2014 at 3:23pm Reply

    • teresa sulyok: wow what a great idea! I plan to try this very if only we could cook it in the microwave during the warm summer. June 17, 2014 at 8:34pm Reply

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