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Brown Butter Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie for One

I have a thing with making “recipes for one,” they are so fun when you really just feel like making yourself a darn cookie or even when you need to perk up a friends’ day. Place the cookie in a cellophane bag, wrap in a bow and your good to go!

All you need are a few staple pantry ingredients, one bowl and a saucepan to brown some butter.

Here’s the process of browning butter. Please note, you only need 2 tablespoons for this recipe! This is just a visual πŸ™‚Β  2 tablespoons only take about 3 minutes to brown, it happens very quick.

Place some all-purpose flour into a wide bowl. I love to use Gold Medal Flour for all of my baking, best results for my cookies! Please note you can literally just add all ingredients to the bowl in any order. Use my photos and recipe as a guideline. Any order will do πŸ™‚

You’ll need some pure vanilla.

Baking soda, salt and cornstarch. The cornstarch makes the cookies nice and soft.

Add your sugar right to the bowl.

Add your brown butter.

Vanilla time.

Add your beaten egg.

Chocolate chips!

Mix it all together and feast your eyes on this!

Transfer dough to your baking sheet.

Press evenly and sprinkle with kosher salt. Time to bake!

Golden brown and fabulous!

If you are feeling nice, maybe share with a friend πŸ™‚


Brown Butter Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie for One


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons beaten egg
  • 6 tablespoons Gold Medal all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a baking sheet with a silpat liner or parchment paper.
  2. Place butter into a small saucepan over medium heat. Swirl and cook butter until browned, takes 3-5 minutes. Once you see brown bits on the bottom of the saucepan, butter is browned. It will be a golden brown color. Remove from heat. Make sure to let the butter cool for 5 minutes before adding to other ingredients.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together the sugars and browned butter. Stir in the egg, vanilla, flour, baking soda, salt and cornstarch. Stir in the chocolate chips then transfer dough to prepared baking sheet. Press evenly into a round then sprinkle with salt if desired. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool on cookie sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to cooling rack. Serve and enjoy!

Makes 1 Large Cookie

This post is in partnership with Gold Medal Flour, but opinions are my own.

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  1. 1

    Love the single-serve cookie, even though it’s biggie size πŸ™‚ And love browned butter – it can do no wrong! Have a great weekend, Jenny!

  2. 2
    Sibylle says:

    What a lovely gift! Perfect for Valentine’s Day!
    Greetings from Germany

  3. 3

    Mmmm anything that I can whip up quickly and savor all to myself is considered a GREAT recipe! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  4. 4

    Okay, Jenny. This is seriously, seriously a recipe I did not know need to be in existence. Do you know how much trouble I can be in with a cookie recipe for one?! πŸ™‚

  5. 5

    I love your jumbo cookies, Jenny. I so wish I had this for breakfast.

  6. 6

    HOORAY! a nice warm cookie just for me?! what a treat πŸ™‚

  7. 7
    Tina V. says:

    Looks delicious & beautiful Jenny! I love your pictures!!

  8. 8
    marla says:

    For ONE??!! Oh thank goodness. I want this cookie.

  9. 9

    with browned butter an salt these cookies are bound to be good!

  10. 10

    I wish I could eat one of those NOW! It looks amazing πŸ™‚

  11. 11

    I was just thinking I wanted to eat cookies, but not a whole batch of them! Perfect timing then to come across this post for an amazing looking recipe for just one!

  12. 12

    you can never complain about cookies for one!

  13. 13

    these are definitely the perfect cookie for one – i don’t like sharing delicious cookies hehe πŸ˜‰

  14. 14

    NICE!! Think I’ll make myself one of these before the kids get home. πŸ™‚

  15. 15
    Jess says:

    THIS is amazing! You have no idea how many times I want a Chocolate chip cookie but do not want 2 dozen just sitting around!! AWESOME! πŸ™‚

  16. 16
    Kristen says:

    This is brilliant! My diet and cravings thank you πŸ™‚

  17. 17
    Chels R. says:

    Brown Butter, IN A COOKIE! Unbelieveable! Gotta try this!

  18. 18
    Diane says:

    I love making giant cookies this looks yummy!!

  19. 19

    Oh, I am in big, BIG trouble. πŸ˜‰

  20. 20

    This looks decadent! Especially the combination of the chocolate chips with the salt on top — such a great idea. Can’t wait to make one for myself…and maybe one for a friend!

  21. 21
    Maria says:

    I love cookies for one! No need to share!

  22. 22
    Maegan @ The BakerMama says:

    Brilliant! This looks so yummy and all for me!

  23. 23

    This is perfect. Brown Butter + Salt = Win!!

  24. 24
    Jillian says:

    Eek! In the middle of making this and realized in the directions is says to add vanilla, but there’s on vanilla in ingredients so don’t know amount?

  25. 25
    Marissa says:

    Okay, I know what I’d have to do by looking at your pictures-ditch the baking and eat all that cookie dough straight!

  26. 26
    Lora says:

    How much vanilla do you add? I added just a splash since I didn’t know and the cookie turned out delicious πŸ™‚

  27. 27

    Couldnt be more perfect! Cookies for one, Im not sure it would make it to friends… πŸ˜‰

  28. 28
    Barbara says:

    I have one in the oven now, but you don’t indicate how much vanilla. I added just a splash.

  29. 29

    This looks amazing! Can’t wait to try this out.

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  31. 31
    Tanya says:

    How much vanilla is supposed to be used here?? Made this recipe twice and neither came out looking like yours…

  32. 32

    I love your desserts just for one! Perfect for someone like me who has no self-control and could eat an entire batch of cookies!

  33. 33

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  34. 34

    Love this idea! Usually I’ll make your sixty second microwave cookie but I gotta try this πŸ™‚

  35. 35
    Stephanie says:

    This is AMAZING. Love it so much! Great job! Mine look just like yours πŸ™‚ I added 1/2 tsp vanilla and they were perfect. These are great to make with kids too since you really don’t need anything but a spoon to stir them!

    This made my day! My kids love you now. πŸ™‚

  36. 36
    Patsy says:

    I love this for a few reasons… it’s a cookie for one (a nice big cookie, too!), browned butter and salt added to the top… I’m not sure I could share this bad boy with anyone! Yum!

  37. 37
    Christi says:

    How much vanilla is used? It’s not in the ingredient list.

  38. 38
    Kiley says:

    Thank you for another great recipe, Jenny! I shared this today on my blog, with a twist: make for your kids for Valentine’s Day! I love the heart shaped cookies, too. Have to try those next…

  39. 39
    Erin says:

    I tried this and the texture was off…didn’t have a cookie texture. Not sure what I did wrong. Oh well, husband didn’t seem to mind πŸ™‚

  40. 40

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  41. 41
    Sheila says:

    How much vanilla do you use? I’m making it now and will use 1/2 tsp and see what happens.

  42. 42
    Natalie says:

    Made this for my little girl’s after school snack today. So yummy and she loved having a big cookie waiting for her! I just added a splash of vanilla though….didn’t see on your ingredient list on how much you used. Mine was super gooey too. So I ended up adding a few more TBSP of flour to get a good cookie dough texture. Other than that, very delicious and made 3 big cookies from it. Thanks for sharing your recipes!

  43. 43
    Shelby says:

    How much vanilla?

  44. 44
    Km says:

    Mine came out more like a chocolate chip muffin/bread texture but was still SCRUMPTIOUS!!! I LOVE browned butter and chocolate w/ salt….didn’t add vanilla bc it didn’t have the quantity and all I had was dark choc chip….soo gd and could be shared;)

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  47. 47
    Margie Bunting says:


    I made the brown butter salted chocolate cookie for one yesterday (actually I doubled it), and it was delicious! However, you left out the vanilla measurement. It says to add vanilla in the instructions, but vanilla is not in the ingredients list. I winged it but I’d rather have the exact measurement.

    Thank you!


  48. 48
    Teon says:

    How much vanilla do we need to put in?

  49. 49
    bill says:

    How much vanilla, please?

  50. 50
    lulubunny says:

    Just came out of the oven. This cookie is ridiculously huge. It is the size of a dinner plate. I cannot believe the size of this cookie. To suggest this is a single serving is to kick Michelle Obama and her anti obesity campaign right in the balls. It is a small cake. Even worse, it’s quite tasty. You should be punished for this recipe.

  51. 51
    Michelle says:

    I have made this cookie so many times and it is my absolute favorite sometimes they come out perfect and sometimes they come out like a piece a cake and I don’t know what I’ve done wrong do you have any suggestions

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