One Big Chocolate Chip Cookie

March 20, 2020  ·  Published June 17, 2014

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A recipe for just one big Chocolate Chip Cookie! 

Perfect for two (or for one, and you can save half for later), or it’s a fun baking project to do with the kids! It’s perfectly soft and chewy, deliciously sweet and buttery, and who can resist those lightly crisp edges?

One big chocolate chip cookie shown sitting on white parchment paper.

One Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

This recipe doesn’t require a mixer. It 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 more simplified to make!

I know the egg part of this recipe is annoying, 1 Tbsp, gotta save the rest (which are perfect for scrambled eggs). But it’s worth that little bit of extra effort. 1 whole egg would be way too much and I tried alternate methods like using another liquid but they just don’t have a great texture.

This recipe is a family favorite! Try it for yourself and you’ll see why.

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Steps to making a single chocolate chip cookie. Shown preparing dough in a mixing bowl and shaping dough into a round on parchment paper.

How to Make One Big Chocolate Chip Cookie

The easiest chocolate chip cookie recipe. Here’s a breakdown of the simple steps (scroll below for ingredient amounts, and full directions):

  1. Preheat oven, prepare baking sheet.
  2. Heat butter in microwave safe bowl until nearly melted.
  3. Add brown sugar, salt, portion of the egg, vanilla, flour and baking soda.
  4. Stir to blend well.
  5. Mix in chocolate chips.
  6. Shape into round on prepared baking sheet, dot top with some chocolate chips.
  7. Bake until golden brown on edges.

Chocolate chip cookie with a portion broken off to show texture of interior of cookie.

Possible Variations:

  • Split dough into 3 portions to make 3 smaller cookies (small batch cookie option). Start checking cookies around 8 minutes.
  • Use M&M’s (regular or mini) in place of chocolate chips.
  • Use white chocolate chips and add sprinkles.

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One big chocolate chip cookie shown sitting on white parchment paper.
4.91 from 97 votes

One Big Chocolate Chip Cookie

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!
Servings: 2 servings (1/2 cookie)
Prep5 minutes
Cook12 minutes
Ready in: 17 minutes



  • 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).
  • 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. 
  • 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.


  • *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).
  • **If you're cookies are normally prone to spreading or at higher altitude use the scoop and level method to measure flour, if not use the spoon and level method to measure flour.
Nutrition Facts
One Big Chocolate Chip Cookie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 371 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 61mg20%
Sodium 211mg9%
Potassium 46mg1%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 31g34%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 445IU9%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition values are estimates only. See full disclaimer here.

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  • Amanda

    I love this recipe! It’s dangerously easy :) I would like to make this for my colleagues but am wondering if it would taste as amazing 2 days after it’s baked? If it’s in a sealed plastic cookie bag?

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      Just like with most cookies it won’t be as fresh and soft but will still taste delicious 2 days later :)

  • CB

    Wow! The are delish. The cookie recipes I find online always fail me. These were perfect (I doubled the recipe for the perfect number). Also love how simple the instructions were. Microwave the butter! Throw it all into a bowl at once! Proof you don’t need to be so precious with it all for cookies to turn out great.

  • Chelsea

    I make this recipe so often, it’s literally perfect! I’m going to double or triple the recipe today to make a bigger batch of smaller size cookies because it’s the best! I haven’t found a recipe I like as much as this one

  • Vanilla Dreams

    This came out very cakey, but it still satisfied my chocolate chip cookie craving. :) I think it’s missing white sugar, which is kind of important to mix with the baking soda, and 40g of flour might not be enough- I’d try adding more flour until the consistency is more like dough rather than cake batter before it’s baked- it was very liquidy in raw form. [edited to fix typos, feel free to delete my other comment thank you]

  • Lily

    the cookies were flat and very eggy. I was disappointed and I’m not sure what I did wrong.

  • Barbara Rinaldi

    Thanks for that because as I put in my previous post I am prediabetic and high cholesterol and I never knew almond flour had bad fat in it!.What should I do because wheat flour tears me up and makes a dry cookie?