To reward myself for surviving midterms, I wanted something sweet. Hey, we all deserve a treat once in a while… or every time we get that pesky essay done at the last minute. However, leaving my apartment in my pajamas wasn’t a very appealing option, so I decided to try out a new recipe.

Instead of baking a whole batch of cookies or buying a dozen from your local bakery, throw this simple cookie together in just a few minutes. As a bonus, it’s also a bit healthier; if you’re not familiar with white whole wheat flour, it’s a fiber-filled baking revelation that can replace all-purpose flour without affecting texture.

Soon, you’ll have one big cookie all to yourself. Because portion control is a thing — but, more importantly, cravings are real.

Single-Serve Chocolate Chip Cookie

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:15 minutes
  • Total Time:20 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • 4 1/2 tablespoon white whole wheat flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1-2 tablespoon semisweet chocolate chips
  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Step 2

    In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, salt, granulated sugar, and brown sugar.

  • Step 3

    Add in vanilla extract, butter, and milk. Stir until thoroughly incorporated.

  • Step 4

    Stir in chocolate chips.

  • Step 5

    Transfer dough to prepared baking sheet and form into a cookie.

    #SpoonTip: The dough will be a bit crumbly, but don’t worry — a little molding with your hands will do the trick.

  • Step 6

    Bake for 12-15 minutes, until firm and slightly golden. Let cool for a few minutes before devouring with a glass of milk.

    #SpoonTip: If the craving can’t wait, microwave on a plate for 45 seconds to a minute instead of baking in the oven.

    Photo by Meredith Ross