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Deep Dish Cookie Bowls for Two

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Doesn’t get better than this. Buttery, crisped cookie ridges with a melty chocolate and slightly underdone center, served in bowls with a scoop of ice cream. YUM.

Truly, honestly, from the bottom of my chocolate chip cookie heart… it does not get better than this.

Buttery, crisped cookie ridges with a melty chocolate and slightly underdone center is going to give you the best of both cookie worlds, all in the couch-friendly format of individual deep dish cookie bowls.

The path to a lot of the recipes on Pinch of Yum starts with me trying to solve a problem for myself. And my problem was: end of night, end of week, tired and lazy but… I wanted cookies. I’m saying it like it’s past tense but it’s just kind of my life, indefinitely.

But I didn’t want REGULAR cookies (already have those and yes they are the best ever). I was more looking for something in a warm little bowl that I could cozy up with, kind of like these raspberry crumbles – but the more wintery, deep dish cookie version of that.

Deep dish cookie bowl scooping up ice cream.

I’ve been actually making these for several months now in all kinds of iterations and yes, that was a little mean of me to hold out on you for all that time.

What I landed on after eating A LOT of cookie bowls was the stuff of my lazy, weeknight, TV-watching, cooking-loving dreams.

These deep dish chocolate chip cookies are:

  • Gooey and underbaked
  • But also nice and crispy on the edges
  • Loaded with melty chocolate chips
  • Easy
  • So cozy
  • Begging for some couch time
Deep dish cookie bowls with ice cream.

Call someone. Cue up a show. Get your cookie bowl on.

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Deep Dish Cookie Bowls for Two

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


Deep Dish Cookie Bowls! Doesn’t get better than this. Buttery, crisped cookie ridges with a melty chocolate and slightly underdone center, served in bowls with a scoop of ice cream. YUM.


  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix butter and brown sugar. Whisk in egg yolk and vanilla. 
  2. Stir in flour, salt, and baking soda. Stir in chocolate chips. Divide between two 8-ounce ramekins and press gently to fill the bottom of each (see notes if you don’t have a ramekin).
  3. Bake for 18-22 minutes (18 for underbaked, 20 for semi-baked, 22 for almost fully baked). Allow to cool for a few minutes so they firm up a bit, but definitely, obviously, of course, eat while warm, ideally with some vanilla ice cream. YUM!



If you do not have ramekins, a few options:

  • Baking in a muffin tin
    Yield: 4 mini bowls
    Cook Time: 8-10 minutes
    Notes: Very similar to the ramekin muffin, just smaller.
  • Baking in a regular small bowl
    Yield: 2 bowls
    Bake Time: 14-18 minutes
    Notes: We used small-ish oven-safe bowls, and they came out like thick cookies.
  • Baking regular cookies on a sheet pan
    Yield: 5 cookies
    Bake Time: 7-9 minutes
    Notes: Great, but came out a little flatter than these.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: deep dish cookie, dessert for two, ramekin dessert, cookies and ice cream, easy dessert

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Well now, that got our attention this morning! We are fortunate to have all the ingredients on hand and will make these this weekend. Thanks for all your hard work. Your blog has provided several of our favorite recipes, and this may be the next one.

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    This looks AMAZING, especially in the midst of a global pandemic…What do you suggest if I don’t have any individual-sized baking options? Cook in a small pan and divide?

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        Amy Favour

        I wish I had never seen this. We have had it 3 times since the pandemic started. …. It’s too good.

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      I used a couple of coffee mugs. Worked great! Tasted even better 😉
      I imagine not all coffee mugs are created equal in the realm of being oven safe though.

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      I’ve been using some round Pyrex containers – they’re oven safe and I have a bunch in smaller sizes than my smallest baking dish.

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    OMG! Heaven! My husband and I have both been working home this week and this is (was – mine’s already gone) the best, easy Friday afternoon treat after a crazy week! Thank you

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    I’m looking for a cookie cake type recipe! Could use your perfect cookie recipe and just put it in a cast iron? I saw your cast iron recipe but I don’t have Carmel and whipping cream. Help please 💛 I’ve made your perfect chocolate chip cookies multiple times and they are delicious!

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    These were soooo delicious! 18 minutes was the perfect time. Thanks for a great recipe..

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      I had the exact same question! I think the egg yolk makes more sense…but hopefully someone can help us out!

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        On her instagram she wrote that she switched the recipe to egg yolk from egg White after making the recipe video- hope this solves it for you!

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        I made these last night as written, and they turned out perfectly! Fabulous date night treat!

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    These look SO good! But 529 calories per serving?!?! Yamahama!!!! I’ll save these for a day when I do an extra workout. 👍🏻

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    it was a crazy co-incidence that you posted this on Instagram story (as tutorial) right in that moment when I was looking through your epic choco chip recipe (which I make at least once a month!!) It was 2 am in India at that time and I did not want to make a big batch, thankfully you posted this! Made it right away and though mine took 25 mins+ to bake, there were so so good. A glass of milk and a ramekin of these cookie bowl, perfect thing to enjoy with my Netflix session. I think I am going to make these tonight as well 😀 Thanks for all your wonderful recipes.

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    I made these last night in two wide mouth 12 ounce mason jars and they turned out fabulous! Super delicious. I only cooked them for 17 minutes but my oven runs a bit hot.
    Thanks for a perfect recipe on a Friday night of social distancing.

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    So, so good and easy! I made this last night for my husband and I and we both LOVED it! I’m even considering making it again tonight!

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    What size ramekins do you use? I didn’t have any so I doubled the recipe and put it in a larger dish. It’s in the oven as we speak!!

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          We haven’t tested this out using that big of a ramekin yet, so it’s a little hard for us to say. We’d suggest starting with 22 minutes and just monitoring the cookie bowls from there to test for doneness.

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    These are so simple and delicious! I made Friday night and making again Sunday because I can’t get enough of them. Thank you for another great recipe.

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    These are AWESOME!! Thank you for these – a much needed and delicious treat! Hope you’re all staying well, sending love to all!!

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    Thanks for this lovely recipe which I definitely want to try out. However, I’m not sure if I have brown sugar. Can I substitute it with white sugar and if so how much? Thank you!!

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    Oh my this is perfect for
    1)self-isolation times
    2)cold weather
    3)all other times in life.

    I could eat both servings myself. I’m not sure if I would share with my husband.

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    I used two small ramekins and it was perfect! My only issue was I shared one of the ramekins with my husband and I wish I would’ve eaten both – HA! We served with vanilla ice cream and I would say it is a MUST.

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    Thank you for the perfect stay-at-home recipe: basic ingredients that we have on hand, and indulgent so it feels like a restaurant dessert. I’ve made it twice in the last week. Yum!