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Giant crinkly chocolate chip cookie with a chunk missing on a white plate

One Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie

  • Author: Leslie Kiszka
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 13 minutes
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cookie 1x


This recipe makes one giant soft, chewy, buttery chocolate chip cookie – perfect for one or two people. One bowl, no mixer, and no chilling required, and ready in 20 minutes! Can also be made as two smaller cookies.


  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 2 Tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • ¼ cup chopped chocolate or chocolate chips
  • Sea salt flakes, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with nonstick silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk to combine butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Add egg and vanilla and whisk again to thoroughly combine.
  3. Add flour, baking soda and salt and stir to combine. Fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Place dough onto center of prepared baking sheet and top with a pinch of flaky sea salt, if desired.
  5. Bake for 12-13 minutes, or until the top is set and the edges are golden brown.
  6. Allow to cool and set on baking sheet for 5-10 minutes, then serve and enjoy!


Egg: You can substitute 1 Tablespoon whisked whole egg. In a small bowl, beat an egg with a whisk and then measure out 1 Tablespoon for your cookie dough.

  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: one giant chocolate chip cookie, single serving cookie, giant cookie, chocolate chip cookie for one, chocolate chip cookie for two, small batch cookies

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