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Chocolate Chip Cookies for Two

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Mmmm… Chocolate… Who doesn’t love chocolate?


(If you don’t love chocolate, don’t tell me. I’ll never think the same of you again.)


Hold on… this intro feels really familiar…

Oh, that’s why

Mmmmm…. Pizza…. Who doesn’t love pizza?
(If you don’t love pizza, don’t tell me. I will never be able to think the same of you again.)

But it’s true for both! I love pizza. And I love chocolate. Chocolate and pizza. Pizza and chocolate.
But not together because ew.

If you would ask me: you must give up one, chocolate or pizza, and never have it again, which would you choose?

I would answer: these hypotheticals are completely pointless because such a situation would never happen, so why are we wasting our time?

(Because reading this blog is definitely not a waste of time. It is an extremely necessary and crucial use of your time. Obviously.)

Anyway, back to our scheduled programming.

Where was I again?

Right. Chocolate. It is delicious, as we established. And I crave it all day.

I have a microwave mug brownie recipe that I make for myself every so often when I’m in the mood, so I figured hey, why not a microwave mug cookie? I stumbled upon a chocolate cookie in a mug recipe, but I noticed at the bottom the author put a link to her chocolate chip cookie recipe for one that gets baked in the oven. And I thought, microwave mug cakes are ok, but never come out as good as the real thing. Let’s see how this single serve cookie recipe in the oven goes.

Chocolate chip cookies for two recipe

Recipe source:

• 2 tablespoons of butter
• 2 firmly packed tablespoons of dark brown sugar
• 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
• Pinch of kosher salt
• ¼ teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
• 1 egg yolk – discard or set aside egg white for a different use
• ¼ teaspoon of baking soda
• ¼ cup of all-purpose flour
• 3 heaping tablespoons of semisweet chocolate chips

Check out the recipe on Number 2 Pencil for exact instructions!

What I changed:

Not much, actually. This is a really easy cookie recipe, so I didn’t need to use any shortcuts.

I usually don’t bake with dairy and always swap out butter for either margarine or oil (oil doesn’t work as well for cookies because the texture may change, but in other baked goods it’s usually perfectly fine. Just use slightly less oil than the amount of butter called for.)

(Ok, another tangent here because I have to: the grammar geek in me is getting annoyed at the preposition at the end of the last sentence there, even though I know this is an informal style blog and strict grammar rules don’t need to be followed. But! I just saw today that sometimes it is correct, and even necessary, to end a sentence with a preposition. Yay!)

(and nobody besides for me and one reader cared about that, but oh well.)

Anyway, the point of all this is that I don’t usually bake with butter. But I looked at this recipe, and I figured what the hey, it’s such a small recipe I may as well just try the butter thing.

And Oh. My. Gosh. I am really rethinking my whole “don’t bake with butter” thing. It came out sooooo good. I had my little bowl of cookie dough and I was just eating it plain; I didn’t even want to bake it.

Bowl of cookie dough
Delicious bowl of cookie dough. Mmmmm….

But of course I had to.

The things I do for blog posts.


One thing that bugged me about the recipe is that the dough was more sticky and less dough-like than other recipes. I wasn’t able to form the dough into balls; I kind of just plopped the dough onto the parchment paper with a spoon and got it into two blobs.

(wow, that sounds really appetizing.)

Two balls of raw cookie dough on parchment paper
The raw cookies sitting on parchment paper, all ready to be baked

So I was baking the cookies, and the recipe says bake for around eight minutes, but my cookies were just Not. Getting. Done. And I was getting really annoyed. Maybe I should have just made a microwave mug cookie after all. It may not taste as good, but it would at least be cooked quickly!

And then I realized that the temperature of my oven was set to 100 instead of 350.


After I raised the temperature on the oven, the cookies actually, you know, cooked.

Here they are, fresh out of the oven:

baked chocolate chip cookies for two
Chocolate chip cookies for two, straight out of the oven

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Hey, wait a sec. The original recipe calls this a single-serve recipe. Why are you calling it “cookies for two?”

Here’s the thing. I probably have the biggest sweet tooth ever. Like, I can eat half a pan of brownies on my own over the course of an evening. And have done so many times. And even I look at these two huge, extremely rich, chocolate chip cookies, and think that this is just a bit much for one person in one sitting. I don’t think this qualifies as a cookie recipe for one.

Cookie recipe for two it is.


In case you haven’t realized yet, I loved these cookies. They were easy to make and came out amazing. Were they as quick and easy as a microwave mug cookie would be? Probably not. Did they taste so much better than a microwave mug cookie could ever taste? Definitely.

Recipe grade: A+

Check out some other delicious desserts:
No bake peanut butter bars
Double peanut butter sandwich cookies
Homemade cinnamon buns
Peanut butter glazed peanut butter chocolate chip bundt cake

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