Single-Serve Mega Chocolate Chip Cookie

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Single-Serve Mega Chocolate Chip Cookie

Just so we’re clear, this recipe yields one cookie. One. But it’s a doozy!

Last night, I sent Kenny to the grocery store for supplies, and I asked him to buy me a giant cookie so I could lug it to work the next day. Sometimes, lunch is a giant cookie.

Imagine my disappointment when he came home without it. The store had none, so he gave me a bag of Snickers minis instead. I was grateful and all, but I really wanted that giant cookie. A chocolate chip one, to be exact. Well, you know what they say. If you want something done right, be prepared to stay up all night to get it done. No wonder I’m cranky.

Single-Serve Mega Chocolate Chip Cookie

For the record, I don’t understand night owls. How do people stay up hour after hour when it’s cold and dark outside, being productive? The very idea is totally foreign to me. Those hours are for sleeping, not for making coffee and powering through your e-mail inbox.

But then, when people talk to me about how I spend my mornings, I start to feel like a weirdo. Anyone else out there like to get up at the crack of dawn, work out, and then get to work by six to get stuff done? Anyone? Crickets?

Single-Serve Mega Chocolate Chip Cookie

It’s a damn lucky thing we’re all wired differently. Except when it comes to lusting after George Clooney. He’s not my particular bag, but a disproportionate number of people seem to have a thing for him. And I do acknowledge that he’s quite handsome.

What else can people agree on? Dessert? Nope. I was talking to the father of my son’s friend the other day, and he told me that he never much cared for dessert. It doesn’t do anything for him. This man is very thin, too, so I totally believed him. Again, no way I can understand Β that point of view. If food doesn’t make this dude happy, what does? He must be much cooler and more spiritual than most of us, eating just when he gets hungry and only the most nutritious, fuel-rich food.

Single-Serve Mega Chocolate Chip Cookie

I’m not jealous, actually. When I think about it, a life of not craving dessert doesn’t sound very nice. And neither does staying up late. Or marrying George Clooney. But all that might sound really good to you, so let’s be glad we’re different and embrace it!

Let’s also share this delightful mega chocolate chip cookie the size of my head. Can we agree to do that?

Really, mega cookies are so where it’s at. Not everyone wants to bake a huge batch of cookies. What if you’re not feeding a huge family? What if you don’t want 36 cookies hanging around to tempt you? Then just make one. It’s appallingly easy.

Single-Serve Mega Chocolate Chip Cookie

I use egg substitute in my recipe to make it easier to measure a fraction of an egg, but you can sub in the equal amount of beaten egg. It’s totally your call. It won’t make much of a difference either way. In the end, there will be a cookie! One that you can dig into with just a flick of your wrist. See?

Single-Serve Mega Chocolate Chip Cookie

A fantastic cookie, no less. One that you can take to work on rainy days and eat for lunch. Or with lunch. Depends how hungry you get. We’re all wired differently, right?

Now if you’ll excuse me, it’s all of eight in the evening and I really need to get ready for bed. Today has been so exhausting.


Single-Serve Mega Chocolate Chip Cookie


2 tablespoons butter, softened
3 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons egg substitute (see post above if using real egg)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup chocolate chips


  1. Put a silicone baking mat or square of parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, use a spatula to cream the butter and brown sugar together until fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and stir until combined. Mix in the dry ingredients until incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  3. Form the dough into a thick disc about three inches in diameter. Place the disc on the prepared cookie sheet.
  4. Chill the dough for about an hour. You want to be sure that the dough is really cold before baking.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350.
  6. Bake for 13-15 minutes until the cookie is golden at the edges and mostly cooked in the center. Cool completely and devour.




I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

This Post Has 34 Comments

  1. Michele @ Alwayzbakin

    Now this is genius. I’m loving the idea of this giant cookie! It’s perfect for lunch at work! ;-D
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    1. Mir

      That’s what I did with it, Michele!

  2. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Isn’t it funny how everyone is different? I used to be a night owl in my younger days, but I could never be an early riser. Even though I get up early and start working right away, I would rather be sleeping! This giant cookie looks delicious, Mir! Way better than the store bought kind!
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    1. Mir

      If you don’t like getting up early, it’s especially admirable that you can!

  3. Kate @ Framed Cooks

    I am a totally get up early and get it all done girl – it’s not even 8am and I have already gotten up, commuted into NYC and am sitting here at my desk being all kinds of productive by drooling over your GIANT COOKIE! And yes, I will be totally asleep by 9:15, and proud of it!
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    1. Mir

      You commute into the big city? That’s pretty cool, Kate. But I’m guessing you are DONE by the end of the day. That’s a long day!

  4. Jen | Baked by an Introvert

    Why go through the tedious task of rolling out multiple cookies when you can make one giant cookie? I’m loving this!
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    1. Mir

      I hate rolling cookies, Jen! You hit the nail on the head there!

  5. Manali @ CookWithManali

    I can’t stay awake at night either and I can’t believe people don’t care for desserts! I mean Common but yes I know similar folks too! :/ I would like to have this giant cookie for lunch everyday!
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    1. Mir

      I just don’t get them at all, Manali. But hey, we’re all different. I guess.

  6. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    Ooooh I’m totally gonna try this with vegan butter and vegan chocolate chips when I get home- because big cookies are where. it’s. at.
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    1. Mir

      Hope it works out, Medha! One big cookie is perfect for a college student!


    I love it…no guilt for eating one cookie…am I right? I hope leaving this comment doesn’t alert you with a ding or a chime or something…I’d hate to wake you…it’s 8:30. Sweet dreams! πŸ™‚ recently posted…Caramelized Butternut Squash & Apple Bisque with Cinnamon CroutonsMy Profile

    1. Mir

      It’s so funny that you said that, Annie! I put my phone in the next room and sleep through the chime. But it drives my husband crazy. πŸ™‚

  8. Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

    Oh deliocus. Love this GIANT cookies. I wish I could eat this everyday.
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Anu! I could, too.

  9. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    I feel like I am a morning person, but my body doesn’t always cooperate with that. I am more productive early in the morning, that’s for sure. I just need to get out of bed first haha.
    Yes to the mega cookie. Single serve desserts are always good with me too.
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    1. Mir

      Yep, getting out of bed is definitely the hard part, Dannii!

  10. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    Mir, I am with you sister!!! I also get up at the crack of dawn to get stuff done before my kids are awake but I sometimes also stay up late to get work done too. . I’ve been trying to get to sleep earlier b/c I love my sleep but sometimes I just have to get stuff done .. but then I always pay for it b/c I’m super tired!!!! ok, one mega HUGE chocolate chip cookie?! I love this!!! and I need one! like today!!!! πŸ™‚
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    1. Mir

      I think we all wind up burning the candle at both ends. And then we regret it in the morning, and then do it all again. That’s a mom’s life!

  11. Jasline (Foodie Baker)

    I think I’m even weirder. I can sleep late to get work done and wake up early to get work done, perhaps it all depends on when is the deadline! And this cookie is amazing. But I’d have to make two to make sure my other half won’t steal it from me!
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    1. Mir

      You’re motivated by adrenaline, then! A lot of people work better under pressure. I’m scared of pressure. πŸ™‚

  12. Amy

    Love, love, love this recipe!!!!!!!


    1. Mir

      Thanks so much, Amy!

  13. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

    Hahahaha. You crack me up, girlfriend! For the record, I am only a night owl on the weekend… and that means, like, I say up until 10:30 pm. AND I do think George Clooney is handsome, but he ain’t my bag either. AndAndAnd, A giant, single serve MEGA cookie? Oh, Boy! YESSSSS! These look freggin amaze-balls! I don’t have a huge family.. it’s just me and Boy, so an abundance of cookies laying around just means I will be on my way to getting fat. πŸ™‚ So I NEED just this cookie in my life! Perfection! pinned! Cheers, girlie! <3

    1. Mir

      Wow. 10:30. You go crazy there, girl. A giant cookie is SO much more my bag than George Clooney. I want to cuddle with one. Not him.

  14. Amanda

    I have a friend who doesn’t like ice cream. How weird is that? It’s not a tooth sensitivity thing either. She just doesn’t care for it. I don’t get it at all. :). This cookie looks great. As someone who appreciates big cookies, this is right up my alley!
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    1. Mir

      People are so weird. Who doesn’t like ice cream? Or big cookies?

  15. Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks

    This is a totally brilliant move, Mir! I’m not so sure about getting up at the crack of dawn, working out, and being at work by 6 am? No wonder you need to go to bed at 8! I’m sure staying up late was worth it to have this cookie for lunch!
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    1. Mir

      It was totally worth it, Rachelle. Great lunch on no sleep! πŸ™‚

  16. Mira

    I had to giggle – one cookie? Genius! Why roll a bunch of cookies, when you can make something like this! Need to try it!
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    1. Mir

      One cookie, but the BEST cookie. Totally better than making a whole batch you feel like you have to eat.

  17. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    When I happen to be out and about after 7pm (which is, like, never) I’m always amazed at how many people are out walking their dogs, shopping, and pushing kids in strollers. My day ends as soon as dinner does!! Love this cookie – I’ve been dying to make myself ONE big cookie!
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    1. Mir

      I feel the EXACT same way. Who are all these people who go out with their kids? And why are those kids not in bed? I mean, I wish I were that brave, but I need myself and my children tucked in early!

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