Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

Source: Adapted from Land of Lakes website
Prep time: 10 minutesCooking time: 15 minutesTotal time: 25 minutes


This recipe for classic chocolate chip cookies makes 12 cookies.  Perfect for small households or when you don't need 5 dozen cookies laying around!


1⁄4 cup
butter (softened, 1 half stick)
1⁄4 cup
light brown sugar (firmly packed)
2 tablespoons
granulated sugar
large egg yolk
1⁄2 teaspoon
vanilla extract
1⁄2 cup
all-purpose flour
1⁄4 teaspoon
baking soda
1⁄4 teaspoon
1⁄2 cup
semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Beat butter and sugars together in small bowl until creamy. Add egg yolk and vanilla; beat until well mixed.
  3. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in another small bowl. Add flour mixture and chocolate chips to butter mixture. Stir, by hand, until combined.
  4. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 9-11 minutes or until edges are light golden brown.




Changing the recipe size does not change the instructions.  Specific ingredient amounts in the instructions will need to be adjusted accordingly.

Updated April 26, 2024