Introduction: Chocolate Chip Cookie (The Single Cookie)

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Have you ever been packing snacks for an outing and thought to yourself, "I really want to pack a cookie, but I don't want to make a whole batch."? Or, "I really want to pack a cookie, but I haven't the time to make 69 of them, like the recipe calls for"?
Well, here's the solution.

One cookie at a time.

Now, you may be wondering why I put this in the pocket-sized group. I mean, who in their right mind puts a cookie in their pocket? It's not the cookie that goes in your pocket, it's the dough! This recipe has no eggs in it, so you can put it in a zip lock bag and carry it around until you find a place to bake it.
A word of caution though... I have not personally tried it, but I'm thinking that airlines would frown upon this idea if you are wanting to transport your unbaked cookie cross-country. Unlabeled blobs of dough can look quite suspicious, if you know what I mean.

All right then, here we go.

Step 1: Ingredients You Will Need

For this cookie you will need:
-1 Tbsp. White granulated sugar
-1 Tbsp. Brown sugar
-1 Tbsp. Butter
-1-2 Tbsp. Chocolate chips
-1 Tbsp. Water
-1/8 tsp. Vanilla
-Pinch of salt
-Pinch of baking soda
-1/4 Cup Flour + 1 Tbsp. Flour

Step 2: Mix It Up

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Mix all of the ingredients in a cereal bowl with a fork.

(That was easy, eh?)

Step 3: Bake It!

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You have two options here: Bake one largish cookie, or split it up and make a few smaller ones. Personally I like to make one large one, so I'm not obligated to share, but that's just me.

Bake at 350 degrees, for 12-13 minutes.

I bake on parchment paper. Parchment paper is great for baking cookies because you can slide the entire sheet of cookies off of the hot pan, no scooping them off. This allows you to get softer cookies. Some people like their cookies very crunchy, though, in which case you don't need to bother with parchment paper.

Also, if you bake one large cookie, it's wise to mush it down a bit before you bake it, rather than a large ball of dough. It will bake more evenly this way.

Step 4: Enjoy!

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Have fun eating your cookie! (or cookies, if you made two)

Step 5: The Pocket-sized Part

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Now, like I said in the intro, you can save this dough for a while without worrying.

I put mine in a sandwich bag, but a produce bag would work just as well, maybe better because you can tie it shut.

Now it fits in my pocket, ready to be baked when I feel like eating it. (Or when I have access to an oven next...)



AlainaR (author)2015-05-07

This sucks. 0 stars.

cordelia.wong.52 (author)2014-11-14

does the total amount of flour add to 5 tablespoons? (author)2014-09-14

Do we have to add that much flour? That's because 5 table spoons seems a lot for one cookie, and makes it seem very large. Does anybody recommend a smaller amount to fit the amount of the other ingredients, if so Thank You!

jpendleton3 (author)2013-12-19

This is the greatest recipe! I used baking powder instead of baking soda, so my cookies were a lot smaller, and much more delicious! Also I added walnuts. If I want a dozen cookies I just times the ingredients by twelve. Thank you for posting this!

VoicesOnAir (author)2013-10-30

Using this to make myself a magic cookie lol

basange (author)2012-02-19

Best cookies I ever tasted. Try this method, you'll be happy you did
I just made a batch the second time, partially mixed by hand then stuck them in the blender for a short period until it stopped blending and added another tbsp choc chips(3tbls all together) then mixed by hand again until dough was ready.
I divided it into 5 balls and squashed them flat, cooked at 350f for 13 min, Wow the best cookies I've ever tasted. the cookies turned out darker because of the blender(magic bullet).

familiadepunks (author)2012-01-30


Robotponys (author)2011-12-17

I messed it up... I added like 1/2 talblespoon of vanilla! This is why I get my mom to cook..I just poured it wrong and now it tastes almost bitter (oh yeah, I'm eating the dough raw)

Mistystar519 (author)2011-08-15

gonna cook it bet it will be good

profeana (author)2011-06-11

This cookie was definitely tasty, but the texture just didn't do it for me. It could have been the fact that my flour was old. I still loved the recipe though, and plan to mess around with it a bit to make something perfect for me. Thanks for sharing!

sammily (author)2011-04-16

So happy I found this recipe! I made this last night, but instead of using chocolate chips (didn't have any) I added 3-5 crushed almonds, added some cinnamon and rolled the dough (made 2 cookies) in powdered sugar :) It was delicious!

cherishcherub (author)2011-02-21

insted of 1/4 cup and 1 tbsp just use 5tbsp

(1/8 cup is 2 tbls)

tesinopolis (author)2010-08-31

Eating one as I type this! This seems to be a great quick recipe for a small serving, just enough to hit one's cookie fix and go on with your day. I was able to shape 3 smaller ones from this recipe, and the best part is I baked these cookies in my TOASTER OVEN without having to preheat my big ol' oven first! Nice! Thank you for posting!

FlutterTree (author)2010-06-19

I added a bit less water and replaced it with milk. So moist and delicious. 5 stars!

DIYMANIAC (author)2010-06-15

Awe crap left out the baking powder and salt but it looks like a cookie ha ha ha

andrewbaker (author)2010-05-24

9/10 now if only someone could make an instant oven =D 

mastermaker (author)2010-04-04

Mwahahahaha.....beautiful...i made a batch and ate all the cookie dough...i had a craving i am sorry ^_^

Lance Mt. (author)2009-12-18

 tried microwave.

6/10 - Still tasted amazing

What I'd do differently: Take it out after 20. It still had its shape. Might had suffered taste wise thoguh.


Lance Mt. (author)Lance Mt.2010-01-27

8/10 now cause the amount of times i've thought.. "What could i possibly consum- GOT IT!!" 

9/10 for oven although too long =<

andrewbaker (author)2009-12-17

this is a very good recipie for testing cookie add-ins thank you

PeaceRabit (author)2009-01-21

Vegan cookie!!!!! I'm not a vegan

not quite vegan, you would have to use vegan butter substitute and some sort of milk free chocolate

butter made from , like almond milk or rice milk! 

you cant make butter from almond or rice milk, there is no curd in it

soy milk butter and pecans 

brettbarth (author)2008-09-21

I love this. <333... It has become very useful for me in times of a cookie. Question- How could you bake a peanut butter cookie (my fave) like this?

hawkfrost64 (author)brettbarth2009-11-07

yes out chips and add peanut butter! 

VanillaXtiffy (author)2009-11-03

If you like nuts in your cookies, these are good, because for some reason mine tastes very nutty even though I didn't add any. But if you are looking for just straight yummy freh baked traditional choco chip cookies, then this is not it. A for effort though.

hi111 (author)2009-09-01

tank u so mmmmmmmmmmmmmuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucccccccccccccccchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh perfect i was in a pinch for time so i cooked it at 400 for 8 minutes and once again ttttttthhhhhhaaaannnnkkkk uuuuuuuu soooooooo much

junits15 (author)2009-07-21

I bet the TSA wouldn't care if you put it in carry on...... but dosn't that defeat the purpose? ;)

junits15 (author)2009-04-20

can you eat the dough raw?

Gh{O}sT (author)junits152009-07-19

i eat it raw

junits15 (author)Gh{O}sT2009-07-21


Lance Mt. (author)junits152009-05-26

(raised eyebrow) Heeeey, Are you a god? -RAW DOUGH FOR THE WIN!!!!, Chris

junits15 (author)Lance Mt.2009-05-28

ummm I'm a little confused by your comment......

Lance Mt. (author)junits152009-06-02

As in i can't answer your question but that wont stop me!

cool! (author)junits152009-05-31


Gh{O}sT (author)2009-07-19

i put drinking chocolate in it

xina15 (author)2009-06-27

OK I think it is brilliant - I am a cook in a Childcare Centre and have several kids on special diets, ie gluten free, so I usually have to make up at least half a batch of their dough using the gluten flour just to get 2 or 3 cookies for a child- on most recipes to go less than half just doesn't work out...with your cookie I can adapt to most of the recipes I have without the brain strain!!! LOVE IT - THANKYOU

Lance Mt. (author)2009-05-26

THis IS awesome, gentlemen -Do it gentlemen, Chris

klayla (author)2009-05-06

I have to say this was the perfect instructable for my late night munchies. I really wanted some cookies and really couldn't make a whole batch so late at night. I also made it kinda ghetto with chopped up chocolate and left out the vanilla extract because we didn't have any. Then I put it in the toaster oven for the settings and it turned out great. Mine turned out more of an overcooked pancake but still satisfied my cookie craving.

jahnamama (author)2009-04-21

This would be an awesome recipe for making Cookie Dough Icecream, since there's no eggs in it.

Kaiven (author)2009-04-01

Can you microwave this?

livetobelieve (author)Kaiven2009-04-09


dodo91 (author)2009-02-27

is this cookie soft or hard? if its hard, add some vanila pudding mix. only a little, though, or else it will take from the chocolate taste.

simka (author)2008-07-27

I made it in an iron pan on stovetop; great!!!!!!

samadums (author)simka2009-01-06

I am going to see if I can add this one to I will email them because this recipe was goo.

Pyrotechnic-Robot (author)2008-12-22

This is really good! It is so easy and good


gymnastmoose (author)2008-10-25

i made this again and i realized i only put 1 tsp of white and brown sugar. i think i found the problem!! hopefully it will be better this time.

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