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Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield Makes 6-8 cookies 1x
Prep: 20 minutesCook: 12 minutesTotal: 32 minutes

Soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies made from scratch.


  • 75 grams (1/3 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature, roughly chopped 
  • 45 grams (1/4 cup) brown sugar
  • 15 grams (1 tablespoon) caster sugar or granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 95 grams (2/3 cup) plain flour or all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 75 grams (1/2 cup) chocolate chips, plus extra for decorating 


  1. Preheat oven to 180 C (350 F) standard / 160 C (320 F) fan-forced. Line a baking tray with baking or parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add butter and sugars and beat using a hand-held electric mixer for a minute or two until smooth and creamy.
  3. Add egg yolk and vanilla and beat until combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  4. Add flour, baking soda, salt and chocolate chips and beat briefly until a soft cookie dough forms. If the dough seems dry and crumbly, remove the mixer and use a spatula or your hands to bring the dough together. 
  5. Divide cookie dough into six equal portions, roughly 1.5-2 tablespoons of dough each, and roll into balls using the palms of your hands.
  6. Place cookie dough balls on baking tray, leaving room for the cookies to naturally flatten out. Place in oven for 11-12 minutes or until golden brown on the edges.
  7. Press a few extra chocolate chips on top while the cookies are still warm. Then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


Butter: Make sure your butter is at room temperature or slightly softened to begin. You should be able to easily make an indent when you press the butter with your thumb. 

Measuring: For accuracy, I highly recommend using a baking scale to measure your ingredients, especially your butter and flour.

Cookies: You can make 8 smaller cookies if you prefer. Check the cookies after 10 minutes of baking time.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 Cookie Calories: 280 Sugar: 19.5 g Sodium: 251.5 mg Fat: 15.8 g Carbohydrates: 32.9 g Protein: 3.4 g Cholesterol: 57.6 mg
Nutrition information is a guide only.
Author: Jessica HolmesCategory: CookiesCuisine: American
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