Make a Cookie in a Mug
My new favorite midnight snack only takes about 1 minute to make and tastes amazing. This is the perfect one-serving dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth.
We’ve been a big fan of mug cakes (have you tried this chocolate chip peanut butter mug cake?), but when we saw you could make a cookie in a mug, we were ALL over that.
Especially because It’s midterm week for us two youngest sisters. That means that all junk food is acceptable, at any time of day.
We love this single serving chocolate chip cookie, because when it comes to desserts, it’s really hard to make an entire batch of 36 cookies and JUST EAT ONE. This way, you totally take away the temptation to eat more, but you still get to satisfy that chocolate chip cookie craving!
Tips for “baking” mug desserts:
- Don’t use a whole egg for one cake. It’s too much egg to use in just one mug cake, so we recommend using just the yoke. If you want to double the recipe, we would recommend whisking one whole large egg, and splitting it evenly between two cups (that way you don’t have to waste two egg whites).
- It doesn’t have to be a mug. The name “mug cake” mostly just references that it CAN be made in one mug, not that it HAS to be. You can use anything that is microwaveable – ramekins, jars, tupperware, cups, etc.
- Don’t fill it more than half full. You can use any microwave-safe container (see #2), BUT make sure you don’t fill it more than halfway. The mixture needs room to expand (about double the size). If the container isn’t big enough, you’ll end up with a big microwave mess.
- Don’t overcook. This recipe calls for baking the mug cookie for 50 seconds to 1 minute. Start at 50 seconds, test for doneness, and then cook at additional 10 second intervals as needed. (Because it isn’t actually baked, the sugars won’t caramelize and it will be a lot lighter in color when it’s finished – don’t let it fool you into thinking it’s not done!)
Additions or Substitutions for your mug cookie:
While we think this chocolate chip cookie mug recipe is pretty tasty as-is, you could also try these variations to change it up:
- M&Ms in place of chocolate chips
- Frozen yogurt on top
- Topped with whipped cream and berries
- Whole wheat flour for white flour
- A dollop of Nutella in place of chocolate chips
- Sprinkles and white chocolate chips for a “funfetti” cookie
More chocolate chip desserts:
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Truffles
- Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Cake
- Chocolate Chip Brookies (Brownie + Cookies)
- Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
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