5 Minute Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug: Jersey Momma Quick Recipe

Saturday, August 23, 2014
I saw this '5 Minute Chocolate Chip Cookie - in the Microwave' recipe on Facebook yesterday, posted from Dash Magazine (part of Parade).  I actually like their recipes a lot and I was curious about this one because...well... I LOVE DESSERTS.  But I just couldn't see how it would come out tasting good.  Here's what I discovered.

It doesn't look very pretty, but it tasted good!

The Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug Microwaveable Recipe

The recipe was quick and easy, and it didn't take long to mix up the ingredients at all.  I think it would be especially fun at a slumber party or some kind of get-together, where everyone can mix up their own mugs to their liking (you can add as many or as little chocolate chips as you like).  I also think this recipe would be REALLY GOOD in a sweet emergency.  Dessert lovers know what I'm talkin' about here.  Sometimes you just need a chocolate fix, or a cookie fix, or a warm cookie fix.  And this could do the trick for sure.


  • It's still not a real cookie, but it tastes pretty close.  
  • I added extra chocolate chips to mine but I actually think it could have used a little more sugar.
  • You can serve it with ice cream, but I opted out.  
  • You have to eat this warm, otherwise I think it would taste kind of stiff and dried out.  

The Recipe

You've scrolled all this way, so here it is!  The cookie mug recipe adapted from Mike Adamick in Parade Magazine.


1 coffee mug (make sure it's microwave safe)
1 Tbsp butter, melted
1 Tbsp white sugar
1 Tbsp packed brown sugar
1 egg yolk
4 Tbsp flour
1 Tbsp chocolate chips
Pinch salt
Capful of vanilla
Ice Cream (optional)


1.  Melt butter in mug (in microwave- I did this in 10 second intervals and kept stirring).

2.  Add your sugars and salt.  Stir.

3.  Now add egg yolk and vanilla and stir some more. You'll start to get something that resembles cookie batter.

4.  Add flour. Stir until it resembles cookie dough.

5.  Add chocolate chips and stir. I used 1 Tablespoon but then added a few more after I took it out of the microwave.  This was pretty chocolatey, so if you don't like a chocolatey cookie, stick with one Tablespoon or a little less.  It will look kind of like this:

It actually does look like cookie dough!

6.  Microwave between 40-45 seconds. It doesn't look cooked when it's finished, so don't be tempted to microwave it again.  It will look something like this:

I added extra chips after I microwaved.
First scoop!  Looks cooked to me!

The best part of this whole recipe is that there's only one mug, a spoon and a tablespoon to clean up.  And if you do dishes like I do, then you just stick the mug in the sink, add dish soap and water and let it sit there until you're ready to clean it up anyway.

Disclaimer:  The Jersey Momma's boy did not give this recipe a thumbs up.  He said, "mmm, what's that delicious smell?"  And I said, "It's a microwave mug cookie I made, see?"  "Oh, can I have some?" he asked, peering into the cup.  But as soon as he saw what it looked like he said, "Ew, not that."  Weird, right?  His loss!  More for me!

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