Single Serve Chocolate Chip Cookie

A close up photo fo a cookie split in half


  • 3 tbsp butter, browned and cooled
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 12g sugar
  • 16g brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 55g flour
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 35g choco chips


  • Preheat the oven to 375ºF
  • Brown the butter and cool completely
    • To brown the butter, grab a light colored pan (this helps with being able to spot when the butter is browned enough) and place it over medium heat.
    • Add the cubed butter to the pan and continuously stir with a wooden or rubber spoon to keep the heat moving evenly.
    • The butter will quickly melt and start to foam and sizzle. This is good! Keep things going for another 5-8 minutes until the butter turns a nice golden brown. Hint: Once it starts to smell nice and toasty and nutty, you are about 3 minutes away from it being done!
    • Immediately remove the butter from heat and place it into a heat proof container to completely cool to room temperature.
  • While the butter cools, pre-measure the rest of the ingredients into small bowls. Be sure to separate the egg yolk from the egg white as this recipe only uses the egg yolk!
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the cooled butter, egg yolk, both sugars and vanilla.
    • At first the ingredients will look a little like apple sauce, but keep whisking until everything is smooth and the sugars are fully dissolved.
  • Add the flour, precisely measured baking soda and salt to the bowl.
  • Mix together with a rubber spatula until just combined.
  • Add the chocolate chips and work them into the dough.
  • Either divide the dough into two equal parts or keep it together as one giant cookie! Regardless of the number of cookies, form the dough into a ball and place onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Then, using your palm, flatten the cookie down so it’s a bit flatter. This will help for the cookies to bake evenly.
  • Before putting the cookie(s) into the oven, add a few extra chocolate chips to the top of the dough.
  • Bake the cookies for 9-11 minutes or until the edges just begin to turn golden.
  • Top with a bit of sea salt as soon as they are fresh out of the oven.
  • Then, allow the cookies to cool for a few minutes on the warm pan before moving to a cooling rack.
  • And finally, my favorite part… DEVOUR!

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