Single Serving Cookie

Sometimes you just have a cookie craving, but a few dozen cookies just isn’t logical to make all the time. That’s when my perfect single serving cookie was born. Below you will find the base recipe for a single serving cookie that can be transformed any way you wish. From adding chocolate chips for a fabulous chocolate chip cookie to oatmeal, cinnamon and raisins for a signature oatmeal cookie the possibilities become endless.

Single Serving Cookie
Makes two large chocolate chip cookies or 9 small cookies
• 2 tablespoons of shortening (I used Crisco)
• 2 firmly packed tablespoons of dark brown sugar
• 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract (I use Watkins)
• 1 large egg yolk 
• 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
• 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
• Add-ins ideas: chocolate chips, oatmeal, white chocolate chips, raisins & oatmeal, M&M’s, nuts…etc

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Blend shortening, dark brown sugar, sugar and vanilla together by hand. Add egg yolk and stir again. Add baking soda and flour and stir until combined. Then stir in add-ins
3. Form cookie dough balls and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake for about 8 minutes, or until edges are golden brown.

8 Comments on “Single Serving Cookie

  1. I've heard that you can do this but never tried it! This is great for a quick snack and not overeating! Thanks!!


  2. Portion control has always been my biggest issue. If there's treats in the house I want to eat them all! One trick I learned was buying the cookie dough packets and only baking a serving size at one time instead of the whole package.


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