Small-batch chocolate chip cookies



20 min



Small-batch chocolate chip cookies

Photo, Sian Richards.

This recipe yields just four cookies, making it the perfect little indulgence for after dinner.


  • 2 tbsp butter , at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp flaky sea salt


  • PREHEAT oven to 350F. Line a baking pan with parchment.
  • STIR butter with brown sugar in a medium bowl until creamy. Stir in egg yolk and vanilla until combined. Stir in flour and baking soda until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • DIVIDE batter into 4 portions. Scoop each portion onto prepared sheet, 3-in. apart. Cookies will spread as they bake. Sprinkle with sea salt if desired.
  • BAKE in centre of oven until cookies are golden around the edges, about 10 min. Transfer sheet to a rack to cool just slightly, about 2 min.

Secret ingredient

Flaky sea salt is used at the end of cooking to preserve texture and appearance. Here it adds a salty note and a fun crunch to make these cookies even more delicious.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 206,
  • Protein
  • 2 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28 g,
  • Fat
  • 11 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1 g,
  • Sodium
  • 126 mg.