Craving a warm, ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookie but don’t want to wait around for a whole batch to bake? This easy dessert recipe for a microwave chocolate chip mug cake is about to become your new favorite weeknight treat. With just a few simple ingredients and less than 5 minutes of active prep time, you can enjoy a fresh-from-the-oven homemade cookie in the time it takes your milk to heat up.
This single serve cookie is perfect for those moments when a chocolate craving hits and you want immediate gratification. Its egg-free batter comes together in just a minute and cooks in your microwave oven for a hot, fudgy cookie in a mug. Keep a batch of dry ingredients pre-mixed so all you have to do is add the wet ingredients when a cookie urge emerges.
Why This Recipe Rules
What sets this chocolate chip mug cookie apart from other quick desserts is its ultra-moist, cakey texture and gooey pockets of melty chocolate.
- Takes just 1 minute of prep time – just mix and microwave
- Satisfies any chocolate chip cookie craving fast
- Makes a single fresh, warm cookie in a mug
- Eggless so perfect for vegans and those with allergies
- Highly customizable with add-ins like nuts or peppermint
- Portable so you can take it anywhere
- Feel free to enjoy any time of day!
Once you try this fast mug cookie, you’ll never wait 30 minutes for regular cookie baking again. Let’s get to the recipe!
To make one serving of this delicious chocolate chip mug cookie, you’ll need:
- 1 Tablespoon softened butter
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 3 Tablespoons milk of choice
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 Tablespoon mini chocolate chips plus more for topping
Here is the quick step-by-step to making this easy mug cookie:
Step 1: Mix the Dry Ingredients
In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt until well combined.
Tip: Make a big batch of the dry mix to have on hand for even faster mug cookie making. Store in an airtight container.
Step 2: Add the Wet Ingredients
In a medium microwave-safe mug, combine the butter and brown sugar. Microwave for 30 seconds until butter is melted.
Stir in the milk, vanilla and 1 Tablespoon mini chocolate chips until combined.
Step 3: Add the Dry Mix
Next, add the dry ingredient mix to the wet ingredients and stir just until a thick batter forms.
Step 4: Microwave
Microwave the mug on HIGH power for 45 seconds to 1 minute. The center should look just set but still slightly underbaked.
Step 5: Finish with Toppings
Carefully remove the mug from microwave using an oven mitt or towel. Allow to cool for 1 minute before enjoying.
Finally, sprinkle additional chocolate chips and any other toppings on top if desired.
Step 6: Devour Your Fresh, Warm Cookie!
Dig into your soft, fudgy chocolate chip mug cookie right out of the microwave!
Tips for Mug Cookie Success
- Use an oven-safe mug to prevent cracking
- Don’t overmix the batter for a tender texture
- Microwave just until set – ovens vary so check at 45 seconds
- Let cool 1-2 minutes before eating so filling sets up
- Store any leftover dry mix in an airtight container
- Cover tightly and refrigerate for up to 5 days
Customize Your Mug Cookie
The possibilities are endless when it comes to mix-ins and toppings! Feel free to customize each cookie baking session.
- Peanut butter chips
- Toffee bits
- Crushed peppermint candies
- Chopped nuts like pecans or walnuts
- Dried fruit like raisins or cranberries
- Whipped cream
- Vanilla ice cream
- Caramel sauce
- Chocolate syrup
- Crushed candy canes
- Crushed cookies like Oreos
So get creative and come up with your own signature mug cookie flavor!
Here are some common questions about whipping up this easy mug treat:
What can I use instead of an oven-safe mug?
You can use a small oven-safe ramekin if you don’t have an appropriate microwave-safe mug. Standard ceramic mugs may crack under high heat.
Can I make this with whole wheat flour?
Yes, you can substitute whole wheat flour for the all-purpose flour. The texture may be slightly more dense.
What milk works best?
Any milk will work including dairy milk, non-dairy milks like almond, or even water.
How long does the mixed dry ingredients stay fresh?
The dry mix keeps well for 2-3 months stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
Can I double the recipe?
Yes, you can double or triple the recipe and make multiple mug cookies together. Just extend the microwave time by a minute or so.
What if my cookie is still uncooked in the middle?
No problem! Just microwave in 15 second intervals until the center is just set. All microwaves cook differently.
Enjoy the Simple Things
Baking doesn’t get much easier than whipping up this fast chocolate chip mug cake when the cookie urge strikes. In just a minute, you can create a warm, gooey cookie without turning on your oven. It’s the perfect eggless cookie recipe to satisfy a sweet craving any time of day.
So next time you want freshly baked cookies in a hurry, give this microwave cookie recipe a try. You’ll come to appreciate this simple, fast dessert recipe as much as traditional oven cookies!