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Single Serve Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe

Yield Serves 3
Prep: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutes

An easy no-mixer Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe that makes just 3 cookies.


  • 30 grams (2 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted
  • 30 grams (2 tablespoons) brown sugar
  • 15 grams (1 tablespoon) caster sugar or granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 55 grams (1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon) plain flour or all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 40 grams (1/4 cup) chocolate chips, plus extra for decorating
  • Sea salt, for decorating


  1. Preheat oven to 180 C (350 F) standard / 160 C (320 F) fan-forced. Line two baking trays with baking or parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, add melted butter. Add sugars and stir to combine. 
  3. Add vanilla and egg yolk and stir to combine. Add flour and baking soda and stir until soft cookie dough forms.
  4. Stir through chocolate chips. Roll balls of cookie dough, approximately 1.5-2 tablespoons each, using your hands and place on prepared oven trays, leaving room for the cookie to spread.
  5. Bake cookies for 10-11 minutes or just golden around the edges. While cookies are still warm, add a few extra chocolate chips on top and sprinkle with sea salt. 
  6. Leave cookies to cool for 10 minutes before carefully transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


Baking scale: Since we are dealing with such small quantities here, I highly recommend measuring your ingredients using a baking scale. Even just a tablespoon of extra flour will result in a dry, bland cookie. Also note that I’ve used UK standard tablespoons in this recipe: 1 tablespoon = 15 ml.

Chocolate chips: You can use any chocolate chips you like – milk, dark, white etc.

Baking time: If you love soft and chewy cookies, consider taking your cookies out of the oven even when they look a little under-baked. They should be just starting to go golden on the edges. Most cookies will firm up slightly as they cool.

Freezer instructions: You can roll the cookie dough into balls and freeze to bake at a later date. Then simply thaw the cookie dough and bake as per method above. 

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 cookie Calories: 283 Sugar: 22.5 g Sodium: 112 mg Fat: 13.6 g Carbohydrates: 37.7 g Protein: 3.8 g Cholesterol: 83 mg
Nutrition information is a guide only.
Author: Jessica HolmesCategory: CookiesCuisine: American
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