Single-Serve Chocolate Chip Cookie


Get your sweet tooth fix without being tempted by an entire batch by making a single-serve chocolate chip cookie. No need to crank on the oven, either--make this cookie for one recipe in your toaster oven or air fryer. We've also got tips for making your cookie vegan or swapping out the chips with other tasty ingredients.

large Chocolate Chip Cookie on white plate
Photo: Katlyn Moncada
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
1 to 6 - inch cookie


  • 2 tablespoon butter, softened

  • 2 tablespoon packed brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • teaspoon baking soda

  • teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoon refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed*

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • ¼ cup plus 2 tsp. all-purpose flour

  • 3 tablespoon semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking pan with parchment. In a small bowl stir butter with spatula until smooth. Add both sugars, baking soda, and salt. Stir vigorously about 1 minute or until fluffy. Stir in eggs and vanilla until fully combined. Stir in flour and chocolate chips.

  2. Transfer dough ball to prepared pan. Using floured hands, gently pat dough into a 4-inch circle. Bake 16 to 18 minute or until edges are lightly golden and center is just set. Cool on pan at least 5 minutes before serving.


Alternatively, break one egg into a small bowl and whisk thoroughly until well beaten. Measure 2 tsp. beaten egg and reserve remainder for another use or discard.


Preheat air-fryer to 360°F. Prepare cookie dough as directed. On a 7-inch square piece of foil, pat dough out to a 4-inch circle. Place in air-fryer basket and cook 6 to 8 minutes or until golden. Using foil, lift out cookie. Cool on foil at least 5 minutes before serving.

Toaster Oven:

Preheat toaster oven to 350°F. On a 7-inch square piece of foil, pat dough out to a 4-inch circle. Place on pan and bake 7 to 9 minutes or until golden. Remove from pan and cool on foil at least 5 minutes before serving.

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie

Replace butter with a plant-based substitute and the egg product with aquafaba (brine from canned chickpeas). Use vegan chocolate chips.

Sea Salt Cookie

Before baking, sprinkle cookie with flaky sea salt.

Chocolate Chip Walnut

Replace 1 Tbsp. chocolate chips with 1 Tbsp. toasted chopped walnuts.

Triple Chocolate

Use a mixture of 1 Tbsp. each white, milk, and semisweet or dark chocolate chips.

M&M Cookie

Replace chocolate chips with candy-coated chocolate pieces.

White Chocolate-Cranberry

Replace 3 Tbsp. semisweet chocolate chips with 2 Tbsp. white chocolate chips plus 1 Tbsp. dried cranberries (snipped if large).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

657 Calories
33g Fat
89g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 657
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 20g 100%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 660mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 89g 32%
Total Sugars 57g
Protein 7g
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 2.9mg 16%
Potassium 221mg 5%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 72.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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