Sometimes, you just want 2 chocolate chip cookies. This happens to me all of the time. I want a super indulgent, rich and buttery chocolate chip cookie, but don’t want to make the whole 36 of them which I’d inevitably inhale over about the same amount of hours. So this is a recipe for making just 2 cookies. And it uses ingredients you might already have laying around anyway. It is great.
The cookies come out very, very soft and buttery, and almost a slightly “underbaked” (in a good way) vibe. If you prefer a crispy and crunchy cookie, this isn’t for you, though you could try baking it longer to get that effect.
So if you just want a single serving chocolate chip cookie recipe, use this one. I have made this at least 4 times now in the past year and have loved it every time.
If you’d rather have white chocolate macadamia cookies? Add white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts instead of chocolate chips. Want walnuts or pecans in here? Throw them in. I think this is super versatile and a wonderful cookie base.
Just 2 Chocolate Chip Cookies (single serving recipe)
from No. 2 Pencil
Makes just two large chocolate chip cookies
2 tablespoons of butter
2 firmly packed tablespoons of dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
Pinch of kosher salt
¼ teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
¼ teaspoon of baking soda
¼ cup of all-purpose flour
3 heaping tablespoons of semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. In a microwave safe bowl, heat butter just until it starts to melt and is softened. Blend softened butter, sugars, salt, and vanilla together by hand. Add egg yolk and stir again. Add baking soda and flour and stir until combined, then stir in chocolate chips.
Form cookie dough into two balls and place on baking sheet. The cookies will spread during baking, so make sure they are several inches apart. Bake for about 8-11 minutes, or until edges are golden brown. Remove baking sheet from oven and give the baking sheet a firm, but careful bang on the counter top. This will deflate the cookie and give it a perfect wrinkly appearance.
Enjoy immediately – cookies will be very gooey and chewy and slightly underbaked (in a good way). If you’d like them harder and with more crunch, bake a bit longer, and just make sure they don’t burn.