Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie For One

This is the BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe! Buttery, crisp edges and a warm, gooey center, this deep dish chocolate chip cookie can be baked in a ramekin and eaten with a spoon or baked on a cookie sheet. It’s so easy to make and is a delightful indulgent treat for one person.

This deep dish Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe for one is so easy to make and can be baked in a ramekin or on a cookie sheet. With buttery, crisp edges and a warm, gooey center it's a delightful indulgent treat for one person. | One Dish Kitchen

This wonderful deep dish chocolate chip cookie recipe is one I’ve been using for years. Even when my children were all living at home, this was my handy little single-serving recipe that I would pull out when I wanted a little something sweet.

This soft chocolate chip cookie was an indulgent treat that I didn’t have to share and one that I could whip together in a matter of minutes and have all of the sweet evidence put away by the time the rest of my family walked in the door.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve never shared this simple recipe on One Dish Kitchen before and I guess the reason is because it’s just so simple.

This isn’t a new recipe that I developed just for our site, it’s a chocolate chip cookie recipe from scratch that I must have stumbled upon many years ago.

Because it isn’t new to me, I haven’t ever thought about sharing it here.

But the other day as I was gathering all of the ingredients to make this deep dish cookie, I thought about it. Why was I being so selfish and keeping this single serving dessert recipe all to myself?

It made no sense, so here is this gem of a recipe for you to enjoy as I have for so many years.

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large chocolate chip cookie on a cookie sheet

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

For starters, this isn’t another chocolate chip cookie in a mug recipe.

If you’re familiar with those mug recipes, they are generally “baked” in the microwave and from my experience, they never taste quite right.

With mug cookies, the wonderful cookie-like consistency isn’t there and the buttery crisp edges that I love so much in a tender oven-baked cookie is always missing.

This chocolate chip cookie is baked in a small ramekin. You can even bake it on a cookie sheet if you’d like. The edges are buttery and crisp and the center is warm, gooey and absolutely perfect.

Here’s how this single serving chocolate chip cookie comes together…

Step 1

Mix together softened butter with brown sugar and granulated sugar.

Step 2

Add in 1 egg yolk and a touch of vanilla and mix well.

Step 3

Stir in 1/3 cup of flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

Step 4

Finally, fold in chopped walnuts (optional, but recommended) and chocolate chips.

Step 5

Bake for 20-25 minutes.

deep dish chocolate chip cookie in a ramekin

Even though this is a “cookie for one”, this personal cookie can most definitely be shared with another person.

This cookie isn’t super tiny but it isn’t huge either. If you just want a little tiny bit of something sweet, then it’s perfect to share.

You can also use a cookie scoop and portion out the cookie dough to bake a very small batch of chocolate chip cookies.

You can also enjoy this deep dish cookie as a Pizookie. Are you familiar with those?

They’re basically a cookie baked in a small dish and while still warm from the oven, topped with vanilla ice cream. They’re heavenly!

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a deep dish chocolate chip cookie in a ramekin eaten with a spoon

What Should I Do With The Leftover Egg White?

You will only use one egg yolk in this cookie pie recipe but don’t toss out the egg white. Refrigerate it and consider using the egg white in any one of these delightful recipes…

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Best Size Baking Dishes To Use To Make A Single  Chocolate Chip Cookie

If you’re going to make a deep dish chocolate chip cookie, I would suggest using an oven-safe ramekin that holds about 8-ounces or use a baking dish of similar size.

Pro Tip: Many ramekins don’t have the size printed on them. Because of this, it can be hard to know exactly how large (or small) yours is. The best way to measure the size of your ramekin is to fill it with water and pour the water into a measuring cup.

To bake the cookie on a cookie sheet, I use a standard quarter-size baking sheet and quarter-size silpat to keep the cookie from sticking to the pan. You could really use any size baking sheet.

Other Small Batch Cookie Recipes

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Oatmeal Cookies

Sugar Cookies

Lace Cookies

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Cowboy Cookies

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie For One

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Cool: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Dessert
Keyword: chocolate, cookie
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 452kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 2 tablespoons butter , softened
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C).
  • Mix together the butter and sugars in a small mixing bowl.
  • Add the egg yolk and the vanilla and continue mixing until well combined.
  • Add in the flour, baking soda, and salt to the bowl and stir until just combined.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips and chopped walnuts.
  • Pour cookie dough into a buttered 8-ounce ramekin or spoon cookie dough onto a cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 22-25 minutes or until top is golden and the edges of the cookie is set.
  • Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack to cool for 10 minutes.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 452kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 337mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 525IU | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1.8mg
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The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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This Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie For One is so easy to make and can be baked in a ramekin or on a cookie sheet. With buttery, crisp edges and a warm, gooey center it’s a delightful indulgent treat for one person. | One Dish Kitchen | #smallbatch #cookie #singleserving #dessert
This Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie For One is so easy to make and can be baked in a ramekin or on a cookie sheet. With buttery, crisp edges and a warm, gooey center it’s a delightful indulgent treat for one person. | One Dish Kitchen | #smallbatch #cookie #singleserving #dessert

12 thoughts on “Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie For One”

  1. 4 stars
    I followed the directions and baked for 22 minutes and my cookie came out over done and cake like. I took it out 30 seconds earlier. Maybe I’ll try again and cook for only 20 minutes or less.

  2. Can this be baked in an air fryer? If so..”time and temp please!
    I love this site and appreciate all your efforts in making it a success! 🤗

  3. Recipe says it is 2 servings? If so, I would like to bake in two ramekins…would I decrease the cooking time?

  4. Perfect! I just sort of stumbled upon this and I’m home alone for a few days. I predict this will get a try out this weekend! Thanks.

  5. 5 stars
    This is perfect for those times my sweet tooth kicks in but I don’t want a whole batch sitting around tempting me! I love how it turns out all gooey with the crispy edges! That’s my favorite kind of cookie!

  6. 5 stars
    I’m a fan! One dish desserts are not only quick and easy, but they help to keep the calorie count in check. No leftovers, no calories. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe.

  7. 5 stars
    This looks like the perfect dessert for the “just for me” time!! I know my daughter would love making this for when she has a cookie craving. I think even hubby could manage this one. Maybe I can get him to make 2!!

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