These Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies use just one bowl and 9 ingredients. A quick recipe that will have you eating warm cookies in 20 minutes! The longest thing you have to wait for is the oven to heat up!!
Preheat oven to 350ºF/180ºC. Line a large baking tray with non stick paper.
Place the butter in a medium microwave-safe mixing bowl and soften on high for 15-20 seconds stopping every 5 seconds to check. It should be softened but not melted. It shouldn't be hot otherwise the egg will cook.
Using a wooden spoon, beat the butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well combined and smooth. Add egg yolk and vanilla. Beat until thoroughly combined.
Sieve flour, baking soda and salt directly over the bowl and into the butter mixture.
Mix in flour, followed by chocolate chips.
Use a small cookie scoop or divide mixture into 10 portions and roll into balls. Don't flatten.
Bake in preheated oven for 9-12 minutes.
Cool on baking tray for 5-10 minutes. Then cool on wire rack.
Tips for success
I recommend weighing the ingredients. However, if using measuring cups, follow my preferred method for measuring the flour. To begin, stir the flour to reduce compaction. Then spoon the flour into the measuring cup and use a knife to level it off.
Butter should not be melted completely or hot. Hot butter will cook the egg - you don't want that!
For even cooking, turn the oven tray after 7 minutes of baking.