Chocolate Chip Cookies for Two

Sometimes Nate gets mad at me for making dessert recipes because I am usually pretty good at only eating 2 or so cookies at a time (I count my calories everyday, so I can still get my sweet fix without blowing my calories for the day) but that leaves a bunch more cookies to be eaten. And although Nate really has the body type that can eat whatever he wants, he gets mad at me for “making him” eat so many treats. By the way, this is not real anger, just fyi.

Chocolate Chip Cookies for Two

Anyway, I found this recipe on pinterest and it is seriously perfect for us. The recipe makes either two giant cookies, or 4 normal sized cookies. And they are actually really good too. Sometimes I worry with such a small amount that we are cutting out something important or putting less or more of certain things to get the right texture. But no, these cookies are great! And last night after a 5 mile run on the treadmill, I was craving some gooey chocolate chip cookies and these were great for that.

Chocolate Chip Cookies for Two

So if you ever just want a single or two person serving of chocolate chip cookies (again, its 4 cookies, but some days I could easily eat 4 on my own) this is the recipe for you. Not that you can ever really have too much cookie dough or too many chocolate chip cookies – but maybe this will help those of you watching what you eat too!

Chocolate Chip Cookies for Two
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  • 2 TBS butter, softened
  • 2 TBS brown sugar
  • 1 TBS sugar
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 4-6 TBS flour **
  • ¼ cup milk chocolate chips
  • **Try 4 first and add more flour if the dough is too thin, my egg was really large so I needed at least 2 more TBS flour.
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Blend your softened butter, brown sugar and white sugar together in a small bowl.
  3. Add the egg yolk and vanilla and mix again till combined.
  4. Add baking soda, salt and flour together and stir till combined. Add more flour as needed.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Form cookie dough into 2 large or 4 normal sized balls and place on a pre sprayed baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 8 minutes or until edges are golden.
  8. Remove from oven and bang the caking sheet on the counter to give the cookies the perfect wrinkle.

Enjoy with a glass of milk.

Chocolate Chip Cookies for Two

Chocolate Chip Cookies for Two


  1. Thanks so much for a yummy recipe that so easily was turned vegan :) oh and doubled lol almost double the cooking time but so worth the wait!!

    1. Jenn! I’m glad you made it work for you!!

  2. Veronica S. · · Reply

    They taste great… but look nothing like the picture! Mine didn’t flatten out at all and kind of look like biscuits, and I had to cook them for 15 min to get them cooked. I’m wondering what I did wrong!

    1. Did you separate the dough into 4 cookies or just 2? With my other cookies for 2 I slightly flatten the cookie before baking, but these have been my flattest of all. I know one recipe I saw suggested banging the pan against your countertop right after taking them out of the oven. Glad they still tasted good for you!

  3. Kristine · · Reply

    I have tried several recipes for chocolate chips cookies for 2 with not such good results.
    I decided to try this last night with my daughter. These were really good!! :)

    1. Thank you Kristine. I am so glad this one turned out for you! I’ve got a peanut butter chocolate cookies for two that I am posting tomorrow and I hope you’ll like that one too!

  4. Valerie · · Reply

    i’ve made these cookies twice and they have such a rich flavor, they’re delicious!

  5. Great cookies! We LOVE peanut butter, so I added about a half teaspoon of it. Perfect!

    1. I have been wanting to try a pb version. So it turned out for you? Good to know. I’ll definitely be trying that soon!

  6. How delicious and what a GREAT idea! We’re having a Cookie Party this week on our Foodie Friends Friday linky party. Come on over!

  7. huntfortheverybest · · Reply

    i love these recipes because i love baking but don’t want to have a bunch of cookies staring at me on a plate!

    1. Exactly. It takes away the temptation.

  8. I’d eat both. :) These look yummy!

  9. This is perfect! For so long I have made a whole batch and rolled them into balls. Then I would bake what I wanted and freeze the rest. This would work but I have no self control. I would sneak into the freezer and eat a ball of cookie dough…or two. I like only making what you are going to eat. Less tempting!

    1. Exactly! Although like probably everyone I love a good ball of frozen cookie dough now and then, it is much less tempting for me to eat it all at once if I only make a few cookies at a time! Plus I think they are just as delicious :)

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