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Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies on a white plate sitting on a concrete countertop with 3 milk bottles that have steel straws

Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

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  • Author: Glenda Embree
  • Total Time: 16 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cookies 1x


Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies satisfy every indulgently gooey, chocolatey cookie craving! Classic chocolate chip cookie goodness in a small batch.  Recipe makes a perfect dozen.  (Hit that 3x button in the recipe card to make a full-size batch of these classic chocolate chip cookies.)


Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon homemade vanilla extract (or favorite store brand)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, fine grind (or table salt)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or chunks


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Prep one baking sheet if making small batch chocolate chip cookies (or three if making a traditional 3X batch). Lightly grease the baking sheet or line it with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  3. Cream the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer (or by hand).
  4. Beat in the egg and vanilla until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  5. Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and mix until the dry ingredients are fully incorporated. Don’t overmix.
  6. Stir in the chocolate chips or chocolate chunks.
  7. Use a #20 muffin/cupcake scoop[affiliate link]. It holds just under 3 Tablespoons of cookie dough. Scoop the cookie dough into balls and arrange on the prepped baking sheet.
  8. Bake the chocolate chip cookies at 375° F for 8 to 10 minutes, depending on your specific oven. Start checking at the 8 minute mark, so you don’t overbake them.
  9. Remove cookies from the oven and place the cookie sheet on a cooling rack. Allow cookies to cool on the sheet for at least 3 minutes before transferring them to the cooling rack.
  • Prep Time: 7 minutes
  • Cook Time: 9 min
  • Category: Baking, Cokies, Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American