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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.

A deep dish chocolate chip cookie baked in a ramekin

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 cookie 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. I could have all of the sweet evidence put away by the time the rest of my family walked in the door.

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A Cookie Recipe For One

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.

One single chocolate chip cookie on a baking sheet

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie For One

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.


See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

To make this recipe, you will need:

  • butter 
  • brown sugar
  • granulated sugar
  • egg yolk
  • vanilla extract
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • chocolate chips
  • chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

How To Make This Recipe

  1. Mix together softened butter with brown sugar and granulated sugar.
  2. Add in 1 egg yolk and a touch of vanilla and mix well.
  3. Stir in 1/3 cup of flour, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Finally, fold in chopped nuts (optional, but recommended) and chocolate chips.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
An overhead view of a deep dish chocolate chip cookie on a baking sheet next to a spoon

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.

A Pizookie

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 spoonful of a deep dish cookie filled with chocolate chips from a ramekin

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…

A spoon resting on the edge of a ramekin filled with a deep dish cookie made with chocolate chips

What To Do With Other Leftover Ingredients

You might like to consider using any ingredients left over from this cookie recipe in any of these small batch and single serving recipes:

Best Size Baking Dishes To Use

For this deep dish chocolate chip cookie recipe, I use an 10-ounce ramekin which measures 4-inches in diameter and is 2-inches tall.

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.

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Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie in Ramekin with spoon scooping out a bite

Indulgent Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie For One

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Cool: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Dessert
Keywords: chocolate, cookie
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 439kcal
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

How To Video


  • 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 10-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: 439kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 337mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 523IU | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2mg

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

  1. 5 stars
    I just made this. So good! It’s big enough for 2, especially if you add ice cream, but I ate the whole thing by myself with a dollop of real whipped cream. Yum!

  2. Donna Barnett

    My husband recently passed away and I appreciate your recipes for one
    person. Thank you for your videos.

  3. 5 stars
    this is my go-to sweet snack!! i have the recipe memorized from making it so many times, my family likes them too 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    Made this tonight! Super easy and had everything I needed in the pantry. So yummy! I actually ended up using a muffin tin and they were absolutely delicious. I let them bake for about 20 minutes and then cool down. Thank you!!!

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