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two giant chocolate chip cookies

A Recipe For Just Two Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: Joy the Baker
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 2 big cookies 1x
  • Category: dessert


You’ll want to commit this recipe to memory stat – gooey in the center, crisp around the edges, melty chocolate and a salty top.  Go from zero to GIANT COOKIES with one pot in 20 minutes flat.


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar*
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • Splash of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • A handful of chocolate chips + more to smash on top


  1. Place a rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it to the side.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt butter until bubbling. Remove from the heat and whisk in the brown sugar until it feels like the sugar has started to dissolve in the butter. If it feels like the butter is separating from the sugar, that’s ok – keep going. Whisk in the powdered sugar. This might feel like a clumpy mess, but I promise the lumps will whisk out.
  3. Whisk in the egg yolk and splash of vanilla until emulsified, smooth and glossy.
  4. Add flour, salt, and baking soda and stir with a spatula until no dry bits remain. Add the chocolate pieces and work quickly, because the chocolate will start to melt in the warm pan but honestly that’s alright because the melted chocolate makes for chocolate striped cookies. Fold the chocolate pieces throughout the dough and quickly dollop in two globs (of course you could do three or four globs) on the prepared baking sheet. Dot with a few more chocolate pieces and sprinkle with extra sea salt if you’re into that sort of thing.  No need to chill in the fridge – that would defeat the purpose of having cookies right the heck NOW.
  5. Bake for 12-14 minutes until golden around the edges and still slightly soft in the center. Remove from the oven and see how long you can let them cook before eating them straight off the baking sheet. Enjoy now and do it again tomorrow! Xo


*powdered sugar gives these cookies a crackly top and chewy edges. If you don’t have any on hand, you can substitute with granulated sugar or brown sugar in the same amount.