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Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar for One

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Ever crave something sweet but don’t want a whole batch of cookies tempting you? That’s when you need a Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar for One!

My friend, Cindy Kerschner, of Cindy’s Recipes and Writings, recently published her first cookbook, The Cooking for One Cookbook. Perfect for singles with “appropriate proportions and deliciously diverse meals!” These Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are the perfect example!!

Two Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars for One on a white dessert plate

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars for One

Whether you live alone, are craving something sweet but don’t want the temptation of a cake or dozens of cookies, or are cutting back on desserts after the holidays, small-batch dessert recipes are your friend! 

These chocolate chip cookie bars are made in a ramekin and provide a yummy treat without a lot of effort. The bar is enough for two helpings, and my husband, the chocolate chip cookie connoisseur in our household, gave them his seal of approval.

Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

I was hoping to entice my oldest to do some baking on his own, touting all the terrific recipe ideas in Cindy’s The Cooking for One Cookbook. Then, I asked, “Do you have flour at your house?” No, was his reply. “Do you have sugar?” No, he repeated. No need to ask about vanilla, brown sugar or baking soda as I knew the answers.

I guess since his house is less than a mile away, he finds no need to bake when my kitchen is typically well stocked with sweets. BUT this small-batch chocolate chip cookie bar recipe would be terrific if he was in dire straits, shaking from chocolate withdrawals! I also loved the sound of  Cindy’s Mocha Fudge and Vanilla Mug Cake recipes. Maybe his kitchen is stocked for those recipes?!

Round chocolate chip cookie bar with a few bites removed on a round white plate with a red handled spoon

The Cooking for One Cookbook

If you know a bachelor that likes to cook more than my son or if you are cooking for one, check out this cookbook! All meals are covered plus Cindy offers tips on what to shop for and how to plan your meals.

There are also chapters on:

  • Meal Planning and Shopping – Great tips to minimize waste.
  • Easy Breakfasts – The Homemade Granola and Spinach and Mushroom Quiche are calling my name!
  • Lunch Made Easy – I’m dying to add the Alaskan Salmon Burger to my menu.
  • Meatless Mains for One – When Lent rolls around, the Roasted Vegetable Lasagna will be a tasty change of pace!
  • One If by Sea – The Shrimp Stir Fry will make a delicious, easy dinner that I can double for two!
  • Proteins Made Simple – I’m inspired by the Pork Chop with Pineapple Salsa and the Sausage and Peppers!
  • Treat Yourself, Desserts for One – So glad I can try ALL of these as since the recipes are designed for one! If the picky hubby finds anything objectionable, there’s no guilt in eating it all myself!
Overhead view of two chocolate chip cookie bars on a round white plate with some stray chocolate chips

How to Make These Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

The procedure is very simple. The wet ingredients are mixed together, then in another bowl, the dry ingredients are whisked together. Next, the wet mixture is folded into the dry ingredients until it all comes together. Finally, the chocolate chips are mixed in.

These cookie bars do not contain eggs, which makes it perfect for those with egg allergies. But it also makes the dough less cohesive than that of typical chocolate chip cookie dough. I was a bit wary of a cookie bar without eggs, but I made this recipe twice and these bars disappeared quickly!

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Two Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars for One on a white dessert plate

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar for One

A chocolate chip cookie bar baked in a ramekin

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Yield 1 Cookie Bar


  • Cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips, plus a few more to garnish the top of the baked cookie


  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Spray a 7 or 8-ounce ramekin with cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla until the sugars are dissolved.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir in the chocolate chips. Scrape the dough into the ramekin and smooth the top.
  5. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until the surface is firm to the touch and brown.
  6. Carefully, press some of the reserved chocolate chips into the top of the cookie bar, if desired.
  7. Cool for 5 minutes on a wire rack before serving.


Feel free to substitute raisins, dried cranberries, chopped and toasted nuts, or other chocolate chip flavors for the semisweet chocolate chips.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie bar

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 662Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 687mgCarbohydrates: 81gFiber: 3gSugar: 45gProtein: 6g


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