1-Minute Chocolate Chip Cookie In a Mug

It’s mid-week and you deserve a cookie. A warm, soft chocolate chip cookie that takes seconds to make and doesn’t involve perfect scooping or lots of messy cleanup. Just a handful of basic ingredients, a mug, and a spoon for diggin’ in.

This is no new idea, but I had never tried it myself before recently. And whoa, mama! I didn’t realize what I was missing!

These 1-minute mug cookies are so perfect for rewarding yourself or someone else with a little treat. And thankfully, since it’s nearly summer and we all have swimsuits to fit into soon, there’s no heaping container full of leftovers!

I mean, a big container full of cookies is hardly a bad thing. I just like to avoid the sting of having to give them away! Hehe.

What results from small measurements of butter, sugar, flour and egg is this amazing spoon-full of deliciousness! It makes you want to do a little jig, that you just created something so damn cool. It makes you want to take photos and show all your friends!

It makes you want to do bad things to it… Like THIS:

Mix your own mug cookie together and in just a minute, this could be yours! Just make sure you have vanilla ice cream or whipped cream on stand-by for the most amazing cookie experience EVER.

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1-Minute Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug

Yield: Makes 1 mug-full (1 large serving or 2 small servings to share)

Ingredients:

1 Tablespoon unsalted butter

1 Tablespoon granulated sugar

1 Tablespoon brown sugar, firmly packed

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon (pinch) salt

1 egg yolk

3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour

1-2 Tablespoons chocolate chips

Directions:

Microwave butter in a mug until melted, 30 seconds to 1 minute. With a spoon, mix in sugars, vanilla extract and salt until well-combined. Mix in egg yolk until no traces of the yolk are seen. Mix in flour. Fold in chocolate chips.

Microwave on high for 40 seconds, or a maximum of 50 seconds. Serve warm (maybe even with a dollop of ice cream).

Enjoy!

TIPS

The cookie may not look completely cooked on top, but it is fully cooked below.

Either light or dark brown sugar work fine.

Adapted from My Kitchen Antics

      

107 Responses to “1-Minute Chocolate Chip Cookie In a Mug”

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — May 22, 2013 @ 12:13 am

    Absolutely do I deserve a cookie! :) Love love love this!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — May 22, 2013 @ 2:24 am

    Oh man, you know I’m now going to have to make this for breakfast, lunch AND dinner!

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    CCU — May 22, 2013 @ 4:56 am

    This is just dangerous my friend, I will never eat a normal meal again ;)

    Cheers
    CCU

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — May 22, 2013 @ 6:30 am

    Totally dangerous, but oh so genius! I’m doing this TONIGHT!

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — May 22, 2013 @ 6:32 am

    You’re right, I DO deserve it! :P

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    jeri — May 22, 2013 @ 6:50 am

    My favorite is always that first hot, soft gooey cookie just out of the oven. Now I can have THAT COOKIE every time. Plus I see a lot of egg whites in my future for Angel food, meringues or egg white omelettes. Just joking about the omelette thing,

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — May 22, 2013 @ 7:01 am

    You mean to tell me when I’m craving a cookie I can have one in less than a minute? Oh, this could be dangerous…very, very dangerous. I foresee mugs of cookies daily. This looks so good!

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    Tieghan — May 22, 2013 @ 8:00 am

    Oh no. This, this is trouble. I mean i think I could make this every hour of the day! That would make me very happy!

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — May 22, 2013 @ 8:11 am

    Ohhhhhhh baby. I’m craving a mug cookie for BREAKFAST now. If I toss a little vanilla frozen yogurt on top, that’s basically a parfait, right? ;-)

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    Eileen — May 22, 2013 @ 8:49 am

    I can tell you right now that this recipe is dangerous! I can see me making mugs of cookies – bad, bad, bad – lol!

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — May 22, 2013 @ 8:52 am

    OH. MY. YUM. This is totally the solution to my weekly “I just need a chocolate chip cookie” cravings! Must try this ASAP (for breakfast, maybe? ;))

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    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet — May 22, 2013 @ 9:17 am

    Yep! I am so going to do this!

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) — May 22, 2013 @ 10:04 am

    I love this!! It looks so delish and super simple and quick, which is what we all want when a craving strikes!

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    Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie — May 22, 2013 @ 10:27 am

    Holy cow, YUM! This looks amazing, Georgia!!

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    ashley - baker by nature — May 22, 2013 @ 12:39 pm

    This is just AWESOME!!!!

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — May 22, 2013 @ 12:48 pm

    Oh I’ve got to try this!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — May 22, 2013 @ 1:15 pm

    I am going to try this soon! So quick and delicious!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — May 22, 2013 @ 1:29 pm

    LOVE the simplicity to this! This sounds like the perfect mid-week snack :)

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — May 22, 2013 @ 1:49 pm

    This is dangerous! I could make one of these at least once a day!

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    The Café Sucre Farine — May 22, 2013 @ 1:49 pm

    These are just too fun and fabulous looking, love it!

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    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — May 22, 2013 @ 2:19 pm

    Oh man, I’m dying….this looks absolutely scrumptious! It’s treats like this that make me want to finally buy a microwave!

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    Gwen @SimplyHealthyFamily — May 22, 2013 @ 2:47 pm

    Well as if I need another reason to eat a chocolate chip cookie! This will be a big hit w the kiddos!

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    amy @ fearless homemaker — May 22, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

    GAH, this looks SO good! I just went to make it, in fact, and realized we’re out of eggs. TRAGIC! Sending my husband to the store for some after work so I can make this tonight. Thanks for the idea, friend!

    • Georgia — May 22nd, 2013 @ 4:36 pm

      Haha! So I’m not the only one who frantically begs my hubby to get ingredients on his way home? Desperation calls in the form of cookies sometimes! You’re gonna love it, Amy!

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — May 22, 2013 @ 4:31 pm

    Girl, you are just bent on turning me to the dark side! Aren’t you? Thanks for sharing yet another scrumptious recipe with tantalizing photography! xo

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    Rachel @ Bakerita — May 22, 2013 @ 5:14 pm

    This sounds amazing! And so easy, definitely better for portion control (which is so needed in this house, haha). Definitely trying soon.

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    Jeanette — May 22, 2013 @ 5:37 pm

    What a fun idea! So easy and no mess either.

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    Patty — May 22, 2013 @ 6:24 pm

    This is just too fun-I will have to try with the little people in my life and some bigs ones too,lol;-)

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — May 22, 2013 @ 6:53 pm

    I love a good mugcake – fast, easy, single-serving portion! Great job on this!

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    DessertForTwo — May 22, 2013 @ 7:00 pm

    It’s like you read my mind. I do deserve a cookie today! I worked an 11-hour day!

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    Dan from Platter Talk — May 22, 2013 @ 7:40 pm

    Oh my. Once again I detect genius on the part of a food blogger. This look so up my alley and yet so very dangerous! Love this idea, it’s one I won’t be able to get out of my head, for sure!

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    Reeni — May 22, 2013 @ 7:41 pm

    My entire being wants this right now Georgia! The perfect little treat! And I just happen to have vanilla ice cream.

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    Liz — May 22, 2013 @ 8:02 pm

    Now you’ve done it! If my hubby sees this, it will become a nightly ritual along with his chocolate milk. I think I married a big kid :)

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    Bam's Kitchen — May 22, 2013 @ 9:03 pm

    This is outright ingenious and very dangerously delicious. 1 minute from cup to mouth… amazing. This is a great after school snack for my boys.

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    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — May 22, 2013 @ 9:19 pm

    I absolutely love this, Georgia! Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite and to have one hot and ready in one minute is great! Definitely making this treat soon! :)

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    Julia {The Roasted Root} — May 22, 2013 @ 10:22 pm

    Heck yes, it’s hump day! Heck yes, I deserve a cookie in a mug! I have eeee’rything I need already so I’m gonna hop to it! Thanks for the great idea!

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    Monet — May 22, 2013 @ 10:31 pm

    Love it Georgia! This will be perfect after baby comes…when I’m craving something sweet but need simplicity! Thank you for sharing. Such a fun idea!

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    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef — May 22, 2013 @ 11:03 pm

    Perfect for a cold winter night down here. You all have summer but it’s cold where I am and a nice warm mug full of cookie would put a smile on this face. :)

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    Mimi @ Culinary Couture — May 22, 2013 @ 11:56 pm

    I have yet to try one of these…I think I will tomorrow!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — May 23, 2013 @ 12:07 am

    A cookie in a mug?! This is perfect!

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    Carole — May 23, 2013 @ 12:08 am

    Hi Georgia. Before i indulge in these where were u all my life cookies ,can u provide me with the nutrition facts. Thank u

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    Deborah — May 23, 2013 @ 1:15 am

    This is way too dangerous!!

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    Charis — May 23, 2013 @ 5:05 am

    mmmm that looks so so good. and the ice-cream on top makes it even better :)

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    Ramona — May 23, 2013 @ 5:33 am

    This is simply fantastic… and a bit dangerous for me. I adore chocolate chip cookies! Eating this mug cookie hot out of the microwave is like getting that first warm and gooey one out of the oven every time. Okay… I just drooled a bit. :)

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — May 23, 2013 @ 6:07 am

    Made this last night and had one VERY happy husband! Such a great recipe! Thanks dear! xx

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    Hotly Spiced — May 23, 2013 @ 7:15 am

    What a terrific dessert and I love your presentation. This is a great comfort dessert xx

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    Donalyn@The Creekside Cook — May 23, 2013 @ 8:04 am

    That looks just perfect – and not having a whole batch of tempting cookies around would be a very good thing!

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    Audra | The Baker Chick — May 23, 2013 @ 8:15 am

    What a great idea Georgia! Perfect for when you want just one! :)

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — May 23, 2013 @ 8:18 am

    I looove this! I need mug cookies more often, because otherwise I eat the entire batch!

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    Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste — May 23, 2013 @ 8:32 am

    Oh, no… I am in so much trouble now that I saw this! Adios, skinny jeans!

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    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — May 23, 2013 @ 8:54 am

    I’ve tried two (?) microwave cakes/cookies in the microwave before–and was sort of amazed by the power of a microwave. This one looks delicious! It’s such a great option for a craving that just won’t stop, haha :)

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    Pam — May 23, 2013 @ 10:31 am

    Awesome! My kids will love this.

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — May 23, 2013 @ 11:20 am

    There is ALWAYS a reason to have a minute cookie on hand. Because it’s Thursday is the perfect excuse to make one (three) of these :)

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — May 23, 2013 @ 1:16 pm

    I need this in my life!! Dessert for tonight ;)

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    Julia — May 23, 2013 @ 3:12 pm

    Oh I love this idea!! It’s the perfect portion so I don’t eat too many cookies in one sitting! :)

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    Annie @ Annie's Noms — May 23, 2013 @ 3:23 pm

    Oh damn!! I need this now. I’m feeling sorry for myself as I’ve fractured my knee cap and am stuck on the sofa, so I definitely need to make myself feel better with this!

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    Paula — May 23, 2013 @ 6:36 pm

    This is a new idea to me and I think I love it!

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    milkteaxx — May 23, 2013 @ 9:14 pm

    i made cookies last night with a heap of washing up, this is what i am going to do next time!

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    My Inner Chick — May 24, 2013 @ 6:03 pm

    Cannot wait to make this! YUMmmmmmmmmm.

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — May 25, 2013 @ 5:56 am

    Oh my goodness Georgia! This cookie is perfect for when I don’t want to share. :) And when I want a giant scoop of ice cream on top. :) Genius!!

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    Karly — May 25, 2013 @ 7:55 am

    I haven’t tired these before. I just can’t imagine a microwaved cookie tasting that great, but…you might have convinced me to give it a go! :)

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    Lisa — May 25, 2013 @ 2:52 pm

    Very good, tried it just now with some vanilla ice cream!

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    JulieD — May 26, 2013 @ 1:41 pm

    That looks so good!! I definitely need to try this soon! :)

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    Kari — May 30, 2013 @ 2:32 pm

    I made this with my 3 year old son for a special rainy day treat after lunch and we loved it! This is why I love your blog — the recipes are ones I’ll actually make (& ingredients I have on hand) and they turn out delicious! Your photography is amazing too. Thanks!

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    Kylie @ immaeatthat — May 31, 2013 @ 9:27 am

    I LOVE single serving things:)) I would even say they are one of my most favorite things haha! Can’t wait to make this:)

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    Luciie — July 9, 2013 @ 10:40 am

    Do you know around about how many calories are in it? :) looks lovely for a guilty treat but want to keep track of the calories whilst on a diet :P

    • Georgia — July 9th, 2013 @ 10:48 am

      One serving is 442 calories, about the equivalent of 4 regular chocolate chip cookies. If shared, the calories would be half of course. I’d say it’s worth the indulgence!

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    Jeanie — July 12, 2013 @ 10:55 am

    I just made this for the 1st time and it was soo-oo good!! AND easy to throw together!! Just a small treat and I’m good! Thanks for posting on your site!

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    Emma — July 13, 2013 @ 8:12 pm

    Egg yolk as in, no whites at all?

    • Georgia — July 13th, 2013 @ 8:29 pm

      Yes, that’s correct.

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    karen — July 15, 2013 @ 5:08 pm

    What happens if I just use the whole egg? Hate to throw the whites away and it would never get used if I saved it…

    • Georgia — July 15th, 2013 @ 5:17 pm

      No idea, I’ve never tried it. But you can always freeze your egg whites in an ice cube tray for later use.

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    Shaula — August 13, 2013 @ 10:55 am

    THIS IS AWESOME! I’ve tried it twice and I found it tastier with only ONE tablespoon of chocolate chips. Great recipe!!

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    Autumn — August 16, 2013 @ 12:53 am

    I just made this. Absolutely to die for! It’s a sin not to try this.

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    Mimi — September 8, 2013 @ 4:54 pm

    Try these with Butterscotch chips or white chocolate chips and throw in a cple of chopped nuts. WAY too good!

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    Laura @ The Rookie Cook — September 9, 2013 @ 9:34 am

    Just made this last night! The hubby made a nutella mug cake and realized that we were out of nutella, so I had to try something different. I was disappointed until I found yours, which was delicious (and better than his in my opinion!) and just the right portion size. Thanks!

    • Georgia — September 9th, 2013 @ 9:37 am

      So glad you loved this recipe, Laura! Thanks for stopping by!

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    Magdalena — September 26, 2013 @ 5:23 am

    Can I put it in cooker, because I don’t have a microwawe?

    • Georgia — September 26th, 2013 @ 8:22 am

      Sorry, not sure what you mean by a “cooker” but I can’t recommend making this in any kitchen appliance besides a microwave.

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    lisa — October 17, 2013 @ 5:23 pm

    This was a huge hit in our house! My 7 yo daughter actually wrote the recipe down so she could make it on her own when she wanted it. Could be dangerous…..i only had a taste, but it was very filling for them…some couldn’t finish it all.

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    Amie — November 13, 2013 @ 10:51 am

    Made this yesterday for myself and pre-made one for my husband all he had to do was pop it in the microwave and he loved it. Amazing recipe.

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    Faith grey — November 13, 2013 @ 3:04 pm

    I love this I put in a whole egg by mistake and added some sliced almonds with the chocalate chips it came out great I can’t wait to share this with my family

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    Gerri — November 18, 2013 @ 10:08 pm

    This was so easy & so delicious!!! YUMMY!!

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    Jasmine — November 29, 2013 @ 7:49 am

    Can’t I replace anything with brown sugar or not add it?

    • Georgia — November 29th, 2013 @ 10:01 am

      Sorry, just as in a regular chocolate chip cookie recipe, brown sugar is required.

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    Jennifer — January 24, 2014 @ 9:35 am

    This would be great for a college student. Crazy Q, but can you substitute egg for anything??

    • Georgia — January 24th, 2014 @ 10:27 am

      I’ve never tried it, but you can possibly substitute it with a small amount of refrigerated egg product.

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    Brittany — January 28, 2014 @ 4:17 pm

    I am addicted! This is sooo good! Thank you for posting!

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    Mariana — February 1, 2014 @ 11:28 pm

    OMG I just made this, I never trusted all this microwave baked things, but I was clearly missing a lot.
    Thanks for posting this.

    :)

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    Vanessa — March 14, 2014 @ 1:55 am

    Ooh wow the texture of this looks amaazing!

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    Megan — April 1, 2014 @ 3:38 pm

    Ohh, it’s so hard not to make more. (: I love the simplicity of it! :D No more store bought cookies to calm my cravings. (:

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    Melissa — April 13, 2014 @ 3:09 pm

    Just tried it, I’m in love. Thanx for this!!

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    Erin — April 14, 2014 @ 1:59 pm

    Didn’t have any eggs so I substituted a bit of buttermilk and pinch of baking soda… Just as good, took about 15 seconds longer though.

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    Sarah — April 17, 2014 @ 5:31 pm

    First bite: Ouch! That’s really hot!
    Second bite: Yummmm

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    Christie — May 16, 2014 @ 11:41 pm

    Reminds me of a muffin at Panera. Substitute blueberries for chocolate chips = breakfast!

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    Lisa — May 22, 2014 @ 11:39 pm

    Soooooo good! Not quite a chocolate chip cookie, but it’s pretty close! Not to mention it’s great for portion control and very little mess to clean up.

    5 star recipe for sure!

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    Vic — July 5, 2014 @ 6:32 pm

    I will try this one out. If it is as good as it looks I will use it for my rehab patients to try in the rehab kitchen as a part of their therapy! :)

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    Kaysh — July 6, 2014 @ 3:59 am

    OMG! This is AMAZING! Hi, i’m from 18 and from Singapore and holy cow this is like the best thing ever- everything fits into one bowl that pops straight into the microwave ( 50sec was just right for me) and so little washing up! I could do this a million times over! THANK YOU!

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    Courtney — July 8, 2014 @ 10:44 am

    This is so good to know! There are so many times when I am craving some chocolate chip cookies but do not feel like baking the entire amount of cookies! Yay!

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    Ruth — July 8, 2014 @ 4:28 pm

    OMG, I was actually so paranoid to try this incase i made it wrong or something (I’m not the best cook, lol) but it was soooo easy to make and turned out great. Even better was that it tasted delish!!!! Will deffo be doing this again…..a lot!!!! Lol xxx

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    HappyLuckyBlessed — July 9, 2014 @ 9:37 pm

    Was craving a chocolate chip cookie, but did not want to make an entire batch so I turned to my best friend Google and he brought me to you! I read the recipe – ran to my microwave, made the cookie in a mug and ran back to my computer to rave to you about it! Brilliant idea and this was exactly what the doctor ordered. The ONLY problem I had was when I cracked the egg open it had TWO yolks! So my dilemma was do I throw out the second yolk or do I make a second cookie in a mug. Guess what I did? Yup! And my husband loved it too! I love quick, fun, good recipes like this one — Thank you for posting!

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    Reins — July 14, 2014 @ 6:33 pm

    Hi I wanted to try out this recipe but i didn’t want to use brown sugar. Will that affect it?

    • Georgia — July 15th, 2014 @ 9:31 am

      You could try substituting with additional granulated sugar, though I’m not sure the outcome would be the same.

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    Sarah — July 20, 2014 @ 11:08 pm

    Didn’t cook, just ate the dough 10/10 would recommend. Most important thing I have made in my life

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    Krystle — August 10, 2014 @ 2:36 am

    I made this vegan and gluten free!! Thank you for the recipe~

    Butter → coconut oil
    Egg → ground flax seed w/ almond milk
    :^)

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    Elizabeth — August 13, 2014 @ 8:39 pm

    I liked this recipe, though I had to microwave mine a little bit longer. Also, I would cut the vanilla in half again as my cookie tastes awfully vanilla-y!

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    Franzi — August 17, 2014 @ 2:53 am

    I made that as a dessert for me and my hubby. It was delicious! Just the right size and it was made quick. Thank you from Germany :)

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