One Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies

overhead of one bowl chocolate chip cookies on a silver plate

One bowl chocolate chip cookies are the quick, easy, cookie fix you need in your life.



1 stick unsalted butter
1/3 C dark brown sugar, packed
1/3 C granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 C all purpose flour
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 C chocolate chips or chunks


Preheat your oven to 350°F.

Melt the butter in a large heatproof bowl in the microwave. Whisk in brown and granulated sugar until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla and whisk until combined.

Add the flour and sprinkle the baking soda and salt over top evenly. Mix with a spatula until only a few dry streaks of flour remain. Stir in the chocolate chips until just combined.

Scoop eight, two tablespoon portions of dough onto an ungreased baking sheet, leaving 2 inches between each dough ball.

Bake on the center rack for 12 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly brown at the edges but still soft to the touch in the middle.

Let cool on the sheet pan for at least 5 minutes before using a thin spatula to transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Repeat with remaining dough.


Don’t forget to preheat your oven, first thing. The dough comes together quickly, and you want to make sure these go into a hot oven.

If you want to bake two sheets at a time, make sure to switch sheet position halfway through baking – ie: top sheet moves to the bottom and vice versa. This ensures even baking.

There is no need to grease the pan, but if you are nervous feel free to line the sheet pans with a piece of parchment.

If you want those big, melty pockets of chocolate, use bar chocolate that you chop yourself. It’s more work, but it’s real pretty.

A cookie scooper like this one makes quick work of portioning dough, and ensures you’ll have evenly sized cookies every time.

If you’re all about that meal prep life, feel free to freeze half the dough. Portion it out onto a parchment lined baking sheet and pop the whole thing into the freezer. Once the dough balls are rock hard, transfer them to a labeled zip top bag. You can bake them directly from the freezer in a preheated 350 degree oven for 14-16 minutes.

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