Super Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies (Makes 6 Cookies!)

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Small batch chocolate chip cookies where the recipe only makes 6 cookies – for the times when you need a good cookie but don’t need a whole batch!

Who else loves chocolate chip cookies as much as I do?! They are for sure my favorite cookie, if not my favorite dessert, because there’s just something magical about butter, flour, sugar, and chocolate.

I published this small batch chocolate chip cookie recipe in 2011 and I thought this January would be a great time to bring it out of the archives, rephotograph it, and share it again with you.

What does a woman with 5 kids need a small batch of cookies for? Well, sometimes you need a late night treat that you don’t have to share with the kids and you don’t need or want a bunch of leftovers. This is also a great recipe for smaller families, for kids learning to bake, and for anyone who needs a little help when it comes to portion control (that’s me, too).

These small batch cookies are awesome because they make 6-8 cookies (depending on how big you make your cookies), and that’s it. They are the perfect texture and so easy to make. I can’t wait for you to try them.

Small batch chocolate chip cookies where the recipes only make 6 cookies for the times when you need a good cookie but don't need a whole batch.

Tips and Tricks for Making Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies:

  • If you like a more “cake-like” cookie, feel free to add an additional 1 tablespoon of egg (for 2 tablespoons total) and an additional 1 tablespoon of flour. This produces a fluffier cookie.
  • You can increase the chocolate chips to 1/3 cup if you’d like.
  • Use whatever chocolate chips you like.
  • This recipe will work fine with margarine if that’s what you have on hand.

Words of warning:

Measuring the butter is the hardest part of this recipe because it’s such a small amount. Be sure to measure the butter correctly or your cookies will be too thin and spread a lot while cooking (it’s happened to me – tastes great but the texture isn’t perfect). If you think you’ve over-measured your butter (your dough will be quite sticky but should be tacky if your measurements are right), just add a bit more flour until the dough resembles a traditional cookie dough, tacky but not sticky.

Can I freeze chocolate chip cookies?

Yes! Let the cookies cool completely then store in an air-tight container in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Small batch chocolate chip cookies where the recipes only make 6 cookies for the times when you need a good cookie but don't need a whole batch.

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Super Small Batch – Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths- Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 cookies 1x

Description

Small batch chocolate chip cookies where the recipe only make 6 cookies – for the times when you need a good cookie but don’t need a whole batch!


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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons butter at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon egg, well beaten (beat an egg, then measure out 1 tablespoon)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • scant 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Cream together the butter and sugars using a fork. A 2-cup glass measuring cup is perfect for this.
  • Break the egg in a small bowl and whisk it well with a fork. Measure out the needed amount of egg and add it to the butter mixture. Mix in the eggs and vanilla.
  • Add the flour, baking soda, and salt to the bowl and stir well to combine.
  • Then add the chocolate chips and stir to incorporate.
  • Spoon onto a baking sheet lined with parchment or a baking mat. Plan on 6 to 8 cookies (I always end up with 7 when I use my cookie scoop).
  • Bake at 375 for 8-11 minutes.
  • Let cool on the baking sheet and enjoy!

Notes

  • If you like a more “cake-like” cookie, feel free to add an additional 1 tablespoon of egg (for 2 tablespoons total) and an additional 1 tablespoon of flour. This produces a fluffier cookie.
  • You can increase the chocolate chips to 1/3 cup if you’d like.
  • Use whatever chocolate chips you like.
  • This recipe will work fine with margarine if that’s what you have on hand.
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: chocolate chip cookies, chocolate, cookies, butter, small batch, baking, small batch baking, baking for one, baking for two

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I hope that this recipe is a fun one for you to make, whether you make it on a night to enjoy without the kids or in the afternoon with your kids. This is a great chocolate chip cookie recipe that just happens to make 6 cookies! Enjoy from my kitchen to yours.

Life on the Farm:

Our tiny town in the middle of nowhere has no library. But what it does have is a bookmobile that pulls into town twice a month. It’s essentially a semi with a library in the back. How fun is that? They do a great job keeping it stocked with books and they even do a summer reading program. Plus the librarian, Lyle, is the kindest man I’ve met. He didn’t even bat an eye when Graham climbed up on his desk to get a comfy seat while my back was turned to help Paul pick out a few more books. I always appreciate people who are patient with my kids as I try so hard to do the same.

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3 Responses
  1. deb c }i{

    You can’t freeze chocolate chip cookies……they scream, ” Help, get me out of here now, immediately, pronto!” I’ve tried freezing cookie dough too…..it also screams and begs. No matter where I am in the house I can hear the screams. This recipe sounds perfect for me! I could probably freeze the leftover egg….or just make two batches at once! Chocolate chip cookies are oh so dangerous!!!!

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.

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