Home > Desserts > Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies June 1, 2020 | 121 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Soft, chewy, and chocolate-loaded Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies! Only one bowl, a wooden spoon, and eight ingredients are needed — no stand mixer or hand mixer needed. And if you’re looking for a full batch of similar cookies, try these Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies. These Snickerdoodle Cookies, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Peanut Butter Cookies are other reader-favorite recipes. Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies This recipe for Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies is ideal for those moments when you crave cookies but don’t want to be overwhelmed with a large batch. Perfect for cookie lovers who find it hard to stop at just one, it’s a practical solution to manage cravings. Additionally, it’s an excellent choice during the holidays, for cookie exchange parties, or even for leaving a treat for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve without the need to bake dozens of cookies. This recipe provides a convenient and delicious option for various occasions where fewer cookies are preferable. Ingredients In Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies Salted Butter: Adds moisture and fat, giving the cookies a rich flavor and tender texture. It’s partially melted for easier mixing. Brown Sugar and White Sugar: Sweeten the cookies and affect their texture. Brown sugar brings moisture and a caramel-like flavor, while white sugar helps the cookies spread and become crispier. Pure Vanilla Extract: Enhances the overall flavor of the cookies. Large Egg Yolk: Contributes to the richness and acts as a binder, ensuring a smooth dough. Save the egg whites to use in an omelet, add to this egg skillet, or use in this easy egg wrap. Baking Soda: A leavening agent, it helps the cookies to rise slightly and prevents them from being too dense. Flour: Provides structure, balancing moisture to create a moldable dough. Chopped Chocolate Bar and Chocolate Chips: The key flavor elements, offering rich chocolate taste and varied texture. How To Make A Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies Melt Butter: Partially melt butter, let it cool. Mix Wet Ingredients: Combine cooled butter, brown and white sugars, vanilla extract, and egg yolk. Add Dry Ingredients: Mix in baking soda and flour. Incorporate Chocolate: Stir in chopped chocolate and chocolate chips. Shape and Chill: Roll dough into 9 balls, chill for 30-60 minutes. Bake: Preheat oven to 325°F, bake cookies 8-12 minutes until golden. Cool and Store: Let cookies cool, store in airtight container. Enjoy within 4 days. QUICK TIP Fresh baking soda: Test the baking soda to be sure it’s fresh by adding boiling water to a small amount. If it fizzes, it’s good. Here’s how to test if your baking soda is fresh and will work in these Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies. Tips For Success Cool the Melted Butter: After melting, let the butter return to room temperature. Hot butter can cause the cookies to become greasy and spread too much. Chill the Dough: Chill the dough to allow the melted butter to solidify. This prevents cookies from spreading too thin and burning, and enhances flavor development. Shape Dough Taller: Roll the dough into taller, cylindrical shapes for a thick, chewy center and crisp edges. Add Extra Chocolate: After baking, press additional chocolate chips into the tops for more chocolate in every bite and an appealing look. Monitor Baking Carefully: Avoid hard cookies by not overbaking. Ensure the oven is correctly calibrated and watch cookies closely as they finish baking. Measure ingredients accurately and use fresh ingredients. 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Course Dessert Cuisine American Keyword Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies Prep Time 10 minutes minutes Cook Time 10 minutes minutes Chilling Time 1 hour hour Total Time 1 hour hour 20 minutes minutes Servings 9 cookies Chelsea Lords Calories 168kcal Author Chelsea Lords Cost $5.12 Ingredients▢ 1/3 cup (72g) salted butter▢ 1/3 cup (67g) light brown sugar, packed▢ 3 tablespoons (40g) white sugar▢ 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract▢ 1 large egg yolk (Note 1)▢ 1/4 teaspoon baking soda▢ 3/4 cup (94g) white all-purpose flour▢ 1/3 cup (50g) chopped chocolate bar + 2 (25g) tablespoons chocolate chips (Note 2) InstructionsBUTTER: In a large microwave-safe bowl, partially melt the butter in the microwave. (Just enough that you'll be able to easily mix it, about 35 seconds straight from the fridge.) Let the butter stand until it has cooled to room temperature. Do not add sugars to the hot butter or the cookies will be greasy and spread.SUGARS, EXTRACT, AND EGG YOLK: Once the butter has cooled to room temperature, add the brown sugar and white sugar. Stir until smooth and combined. Add in the vanilla extract and egg yolk (save or discard egg white). Stir to combine.DRY INGREDIENTS: Add in the baking soda and flour. Stir until a thick dough forms.CHOCOLATE: Coarsely chop the chocolate bar and add in the chunks and chocolate chips. Stir until combined; you may need to knead the chips into the dough. Divide the dough evenly into 9 parts; each cookie is about 2 tablespoons (38 grams). Roll the dough into cookie balls that are tall and cylindrical (as opposed to short and round -- see photos in post). Place the rolled cookie dough balls on a parchment-lined sheet pan, cover, and chill for 30 minutes to an hour.BAKE: When ready to bake, set the oven temperature at 325 degrees F. Line a pan with parchment paper or a silicone liner. Place cookie dough balls on a sheet pan with plenty of space in between the cookies -- I only bake 6 at a time. Bake for 8-12 minutes or until very lightly golden brown at the edges and no longer glossy on top.COOL: Remove cookies from the oven and let them stand on the cookie sheet for 3-4 minutes before removing with a metal spatula to a cooling rack to finish cooling. I like to press a few more chocolate chips into the tops of the cookies right out of the oven (this is optional). Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. Cookies are best enjoyed within 4 days. Video Recipe NotesNote 1: Egg yolk: Egg yolk MUST be large. Reserve the white for another recipe or discard. Note 2: Chocolate: For the chocolate chunks, I chop a milk chocolate bar and then add additional chocolate chips for added texture/flavor. You can use only chocolate chips instead of the chocolate bar and chips. Use your favorite type of chocolate for cookies -- semi-sweet, dark, or milk. We like milk chocolate chips paired with a dark chocolate bar. High-quality chocolate makes a big difference in the flavor and texture of the cookies. Cheaper chocolate has fillers and wax, which (obviously) aren't as pure as the good brands. Nutrition FactsServing: 9cookies | Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 21.9g | Protein: 1.6g | Fat: 8.3g | Sodium: 57.6mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 13.5g We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.