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Single Serving Cookie Dough

Single Serving Cookie Dough

Single Serving Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Um. Yes please. When I found this recipe, I instantly thought, ‘how come I didn’t know about this sooner?’. It’s genius.

On a recent cozy night in, I was in the mood for cookie dough but didn’t want to commit to making a whole batch of cookies only to have that many sweets linger in the house afterward. (Perhaps you can relate.) And I came across — OK I googled — a single serving cookie dough recipe and voila, Jessica’s recipe on her site Savory Experiments came up.  As I began to stir the ingredients together, I will admit I was skeptical that the finished product would turn out well. I thought maybe the pared down ratio of everything would throw off the taste (?!) but I have to say it was pretty. darn. good.

So, as Jessica recommends, the next time the house is quiet and the kids are in bed, consider mixing yourself a bowl of — your very own — chocolate chip cookie dough.

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Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins


        • 1 Tbsp white granulated sugar
        • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
        • 1-1½ Tbsp butter, softened
        • 1-2 Tbsp chocolate chips (or other add-ins)
        • 1 Tbsp water
        • ⅛ tsp vanilla extract
        • Pinch salt
        • Pinch baking soda
        • 4 Tbsp flour, (more if your butter is melted)



Combine all ingredients into a small bowl and mix well. Enjoy!



  1. Pat Taylor November 15, 2015 at 9:27 am

    Can you bake this as well?

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      Lindsay November 15, 2015 at 1:38 pm

      As far as we can tell, this particular recipe doesn’t come with baking instructions but this similar recipe from Number 2 Pencil does: (Something to keep in mind: An egg yolk is needed in this *baked* version in order to bind the cookies and make them crispy after baking.) If end up trying either recipe, let us know how it turns out!

  2. Leslie November 23, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    I made this recipe last night. It was super easy to make and was so delicious.. It was the perfect addition to my relaxing Sunday night. Cookie dough + good movie + comfy blanket = heaven

    Thanks for the recipe and for making my Sunday complete!

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