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Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth without having a ton of leftovers! This small batch recipe makes six ultra chewy and chocolate-y cookies!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chips, easy, small batch
Servings: 6 cookies
Calories: 304kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter cold and cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar plus more for rolling, if desired
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cups all purpose flour spoon and leveled
  • 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup chocolate chips/chunks any flavor you'd like


  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  • In your stand mixer*, beat cold butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Beat in egg yolk and vanilla.
  • Beat in flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Beat in chocolate chips/chunks.
  • Use a cookie scoop to scoop the dough into 6 cookie dough balls.
  • Optional - roll each cookie dough ball in granulated sugar.
  • Place onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Optional, but recommended: refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and bake for 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes.
  • Transfer to a wire cooling rack to continue cooling or serve!
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*You can try using a hand mixer, but it's difficult with cold butter!


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 277IU | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2mg