I’ve been making chocolate chip cookies since I was a little kid (I don’t even want to think about how much raw cookie dough I’ve consumed!) And I’ve tried countless recipes along the way.  What I love about this one is that it allows me to be lazy. Instead of forming perfect balls and hoping I get perfect-looking cookies, you just throw the dough into tiny ramekins and call it a day. The bonus is it actually looks like a special dessert when you top it with some ice cream, a treat worthy of a special occasion.  And what’s fun about this recipe is that I got to share it with the viewers of  “Home & Family” on The Hallmark Channel. I’ve included that appears here as well!


Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Cup

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • Mixer
  • Ramekins
  • Scooper


  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter cold and cut into 1" pieces
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste or extract
  • 3 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 cups Chocolate Chips your favorite kind


  • Preheat oven to 375 F°
  • Place the ramekins on the baking sheet.
  • Sift or Mix (remember I am lazy) together the flour, baking soda, and salt, set aside.
  • Cut butter into 1-inch pieces.
  • In a standing mixer bowl, fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter, sugar, light brown sugar, and vanilla until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the eggs ( and yolk ) one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Add the flour mixture and chocolate chips, and mix.
  • Using an ice cream scoop, scoop dough into each of the ramekins.
  • Bake for 9-12 minutes, until cookies are just set but still slightly undercooked.
  • Remove the ramekins from the oven, cool and transfer to wire rack to cool.
  • Scoop vanilla ice cream on top of each and enjoy!

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