This post was created as in partnership with Imperial Sugar. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

There are times when you just want a single serving dessert to satisfy a craving and that's where this Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug comes in! It's warm, gooey, delicious, and ready in under 5 minutes.

A chocolate chip cookie in a mug with semisweet chocolate chips scattered nearby.

Table of Contents
  1. Chocolate Chip Mug Cookie Ingredients
  2. How to Make a Cookie in the Microwave
  3. Recipe FAQ's
  4. Tips for Success
  5. More Dessert Recipes

There are times when even a small batch of chocolate chip cookies is too much or I just want a fresh cookie without baking anything in the oven. Like when Paul is out of town and the girls are in bed and it's just me and Netflix at night. Enter this chocolate chip cookie in a mug!

You won't get the same crisp edges like a baked cookie, but you definitely get the same warm chewiness with melted chocolate chips. Add a small scoop of ice cream and you've got yourself a pretty satisfying dessert that cookies in less than 1 minute.

It's also just fun to eat your warm cookie out of a mug and there's built in portion control since it's single serving!

  • All-purpose flour
  • Salted butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Granulated sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Salt
  • Egg yolk
  • Chocolate chips
Ingredients for making a chocolate chip cookie in a mug in separate small bowls.
  1. Melt the butter. This doesn't take long - just about 20 seconds.
  2. Add sugars. Brown sugar and granulated sugar will help give that toffee-like flavor that chocolate chip cookies are known for.
  1. Stir. With melted butter, there's no need to break out a mixer for this cookie recipe.
  2. Add egg yolk and vanilla extract. Stir well to combine.
  1. Add flour and salt. Mix again just until combined. It's okay if there's a little flour on the side of the mug.
  2. Add chocolate chips. You can stir them all in or only stir in half and sprinkle the rest on top.
  1. Microwave. This only takes 40-50 seconds, depending on the power of your microwave. I recommend starting with the lower amount of time, then checking for wet spots on the top of your mug cookie. If there are, just pop it back in for another 5-10 seconds.
  2. Enjoy! I like these best with a small scoop of ice cream on top. It's so good!
A spoon lifting a bite of chocolate chip cookie in a mug with vanilla ice cream.

For the FULL RECIPE be sure to visit Imperial Sugar's site.

Recipe FAQ's

How can I tell if the cookie is done?

Unlike baking cookies in a traditional oven, you can't always tell based on color with these cookies. Instead, look to see if the top is dry looking. If it's still glossy and wet, you probably need to cook the mug cookie a little longer.

Can I make these in a ramekin instead?

Yes, if you don't have a mug or just want to use a ramekin instead, that will work just fine as long as it's microwave-safe.

Tips for Success

  • Mug cookies for two. If you are making mug cookies for two of you, just double the recipe. But microwave them separately because otherwise it will affect the way they cook.
  • Change the mix-ins. Try swapping out the chocolate chips for peanut butter chips or use milk chocolate or white chocolate chips instead!
  • Change the flavor. Replace the brown sugar with an additional tablespoon of granulated sugar and add some funfetti sprinkles for a sugar cookie version. Or replace 2 teaspoons of the flour with cocoa powder for a chocolate version!

Be sure to stop by Imperial Sugar's site for the FULL RECIPE. I have partnered with them now for a few years and love their products for my baking needs!

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Hi, I'm Amy

I enjoy exploring the world through food, culture, and travel and sharing the adventure with mostly from-scratch, family friendly recipes that I think of as modern comfort cooking.

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