just 2 chocolate chip cookies (single serving recipe)

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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.

just 2 chocolate chip cookies [ inthiskitchen.com ]

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.

just 2 chocolate chip cookies [ inthiskitchen.com ]

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 [ inthiskitchen.com ]

just 2 chocolate chip cookies [ inthiskitchen.com ]

Just 2 Chocolate Chip Cookies (single serving recipe)
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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.

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8 thoughts on “just 2 chocolate chip cookies (single serving recipe)

  1. I LOVE this idea! I’ve always tried to keep frozen dough balls around from bigger recipes to have on hand, but I never through to shrink down the recipe. Perfect for when I haven’t planned ahead. Which is most of the time.

    1. I am so bad at remembering to keep frozen foods around for some reason! I need to get better at that. Although if I had frozen cookie dough in my freezer at all times I would probably be attempting to eat it straight with a spoon, haha. I am definitely glad I found this recipe though, it is a great one to have around 🙂

  2. Wow. These cookie looks perfect but I want 36 of them lol. But i know if i double this batch then it would be too much egg and it will make a wet cookie dough batter. Uuugh.

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