Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Cup

Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Cup

 

Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite, and my kids’ favorite too. So, after seeing a few recipes for individual cakes and brownies made in the microwave, I was inspired to develop a recipe to make our favorite treat in just a few minutes. My kiddos are going crazy over this chocolate chip cookie in a cup, and the best part is how easy and quick it is to make.

Edited to add: This is the original chocolate chip cookie in a cup recipe. Make sure you follow the steps and don’t substitute spreads for butter:0) For more fun ideas, follow me on Pinterest.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Cup

 

 

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Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Cup
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Serves: 1
 

Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Cup – the original microwave cookie recipe
Ingredients
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Granulated White Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon of firmly packed Dark Brown Sugar
  • 3 Drops of Vanilla Extract
  • Small Pinch of Kosher Salt
  • 1 Egg Yolk (discard the egg white or save for different recipe)
  • Scant ¼ of All Purpose Flour (slightly less than ¼ of a cup)
  • 2 heaping tablespoons of Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips

Instructions
  1. Start by melting your butter in the microwave. Butter should just be melted, not boiling.
  2. Add sugars, vanilla and salt. Stir to combine.
  3. Separate your egg and add the yolk only to your cup. Stir to combine.
  4. Add flour, then stir again. Measure a scant, slightly less than full, ¼ cup of all-purpose flour.
  5. Add the chocolate chips, and give a final stir. Now your mixture will look like cookie dough.
  6. Cook in microwave 40-60 seconds, start checking for doneness at 40 seconds. Mine takes 50 seconds. Do not cook past one minute, just like a regular cookie, this will continue cooking as it cools. If the cookie is dry or cake like, try less time.
  7. Serve warm.

There you have it, a homemade chocolate chip cookie in just a few minutes…and no mess to clean up.

 

Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Cup

 

Make this for your family, or yourself right now! It’s so easy! Let me know how you like it!

If you like the Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Cup, try my Peanut Butter Cookie in a CupSugar Cookie in a Cup, and Nutella Cookie in a Cup!
If you need a chocolate fix, try my microwave brownie in a cup.

Microwave Brownie in a Cup

If you don’t want to use the microwave, try my  very popular oven baked single serving chocolate chip cookies.

Bake Just Two Chocolate Chip Cookies

Perfect Single Serving Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Comments

  1. found this on pinterest….it looks fantastic…thanks for sharing!!

    • It was soooo. Good. ! I made it with M&ms and omggg yummy it was like a cake and it stuck to the bottom of my cup but yea it was Fantastic !!!!!!

      • Soooo yummy but I did it without chocolate chips and it only leaves you with thiiiiiiiiiisss much batter so if you’re not adding chocolate then make a little more of the cookie part. Amazing recipe though I loved it so much!! Thank you, Melissa!!

      • Sooo yummy I made it without chocolate chips and there wasn’t much dough so if you’re leaving out the chocolate make more of the other stuff. It was still delish! Thank you for an amazing mug recipe

  2. I made this for my son and I last night. It was fabulous! He dunked chunks of it in his milk with a fork.

  3. I have tried a bunch of the cake in a mug recipes and hate them all but this I just made and its AMAZING!! Good taste and wicked quick sometimes all I want in one cookie and this is perfect! Thanks

  4. JUST what I want!!! Thank you!! I’m going to try it later this evening.

  5. i saw this on pintrest and literally grabbed my laptop and ran to the kitchen to try it. amazing!!!!!!! so easy, quick, and yummy!!!

  6. Yum!! I hope you made a couple of them for your kids! I wouldn’t share :)

  7. So I was craving a chocolate chip cookie and cursing my rural small town and my lack of energy to make some of my own when low and behold I find this little gem! You just made this expectant mom’s night! Thank you for sharing….It was delish!

    • I’m an expectant mom as well and this hit the spot!!!! Not a small town girl here, but definitely not motivated to make a whole batch right now. LOVE THIS!!! Mine turned out a little “bready” maybe it was the flour… I’m willing to experiment because it was delish!

  8. Just made this myself and it is sooo good!

  9. Awesome idea! I will definitely try this out :)

  10. Oh my, oh my, oh my!!! These are even more delicious in person! Thank you!

  11. I found this on Pinterest this morning and just made me a “cup”. YUM! I LOVE it and thanks to you, I can fix my sweet tooth without making a whole batch of cookies.

  12. I made this tonight and used- whole wheat pastry flour, earth balance vegan spread, and only one tablespoon of sucanat. It was delicious and healthy!!! Thanks so much for the recipe :)

  13. Like Amy, I found this on Pinterest this morning and just made me a “cup” that I share with my son…now we have to make another one for little brother and Daddy!! I love it. So easy, mess free, quick and delicious!! Thank you!!!

  14. Looks great! Gonna try it! Thanks for sharing!!

  15. My son and I made this after lunch today and loved it! Thank you so much for sharing!

  16. Wow, this is making me have the midnight munchies! Thank you for such cleverness :)!
    http://www.transformationsyoucansee.com/

  17. My girls and I just made this and it is AWESOME!! Yum! TFS!

  18. Yum! I’m off to try this right now…
    Also, I’m passing on a Liebster Blog Award to you: http://delectablehome.blogspot.com/2012/03/first-id-like-to-thank-academy.html

  19. Love this!! my fav cookie in a cup…Only comment is save those egg whites for omelets in the AM. I hate throwing parts of eggs away.

  20. YUM!!!

  21. oh my goodness.. thank you for providing the pictures too..because I don’t know if I would have really believe it. i am
    definitely going to try this!! thanks! I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
    and what a fun after school snack!

  22. Found this on Pinterest. Just tried this with my boyz…pretty yummy! We topped it with ice cream! Thanks for the recipe!

  23. Just made this, and devoured it. Sooo good! Next time I think I will put a scoop of ice cream on it right after it comes out of the microwave

  24. WOW! that looks so fun and yummy, can’t wait to try.

  25. found your blog today. New follower. LOVE this. I’m going to try this tomorrow night (tonight?) check my blog out if you get a chance.

    A Joyful Life
    http://ajoy-fullife.blogspot.com

  26. I found this on pinterest ~ wonderful treat for my kidlets! I hate having cookies around the house because I eat them!!! Thanks!

  27. You are going to get me into some serious trouble with this!! Lol! Warm chocolate chip cookies are my fave!! I would love for you to stop by and link to my Sew Crafty Saturday Party!

  28. Cruel person! This looks delicious, and compulsory eating.

  29. I tried it immediately after I read this post. it’s perfect! Thanks for sharing :-)

  30. I agree with many of the previous posts, best version of cookie in the mug I’ve tried! Proportions are perfect, thanks!

  31. Hi! Visiting from tt&j. What the heck! I must live under a rock because I never knew about any cookie in a cup. Goodness. This looks so good.. and simple!! Im going to go try it now.. seriously!

    I would love for you to share this at my Friday link party.. and enter in my week of giveaways going on now! :)

  32. I just made this right now after finding it less than 5 minutes ago on Pinterest. I have to say it hits the spot if you love softer type cookies. I used margarine and whole wheat flour and I think it came out pretty darn good. Thanks for making my first anything in a cup adventure successful.

  33. Just made this Melissa, it was sooo yum!!!
    I did over cook it a little but only slightly…we could still eat it!!
    Thanks for this, will definitely make it again!!

  34. Just tried this and it was delicious! I substituted olive oil for butter and pasteurized egg whites for the egg yolk (in an effort to make it healthier). And because the eggs were pasteurized I could have just eaten the cookie dough raw, but I chose to just undercook it a tiny bit, so good!

  35. Oh my goodness! I just made the chocolate chip cookie and cannot wait to try the peanut butter! I only used 3 Tbsp of flour instead of trying to figure out scant 1/4 of a cup – I figure they are about the same amount :) Thank you so much for posting this. Now that I can have cookies in under 5 minutes I will never be grumpy again.

  36. found you through Tater Tots and Jello! This looks so yummy. I love the idea of something single serving size! If you’re interested I have a link party on my site today and I’d love you to join it. Maria at http://caribbeanmissionarywife.blogspot.com/2012/03/t-time-67-and-link-party.html

  37. I’m overwhelmed by the awesome response to my Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Cup! Thank you all so much, it has been very exciting!!!

  38. Love this! My blog partner and I both tried it (multiple times), and it’s such an awesome crave-satisfier! At 12am, and at dinner time haha. So yes, we also blogged about it 3 times. Haha thanks a bunch!
    3rd attempt: http://usgettingfat.tumblr.com/post/19317688377/our-last-cookie-in-a-mug-blog-i-swear-this
    2nd attempt: http://usgettingfat.tumblr.com/post/19192060815/cookie-in-a-cup-attempt-2-what-it-looks-like
    1st attempt: http://usgettingfat.tumblr.com/post/18940519573/cookie-in-a-cup-perfect-midnight-snack-i-used

  39. I may or may not have doubled this ;) Although I did share some, lol. It was fantastic!!

  40. I’ve been baking chocolate chip cookies since about 1969. I have made plenty of double-recipes, but I never thought of making a micro-recipe. Brilliant!

  41. OK…I really needed this the other night when I was DYING for something sweet, but had nothing. Love it :) Laurel

  42. OMG this is fabulous! Chocolate chip cookies are my weakness. Might be dangerous I found this. ;) I just made it but used whole wheat flour instead of all purpose and it was amazing!!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing!

  43. So I just made this for my brother is is my guinea pig. He enjoyed it but I thought it was a lil bready I think next time I will do less flour and see how it turns out… Definitely will be great with some vanilla ice cream on top!!! Yum

  44. I just made this for dessert. So delicious…. totally doing this, like, every day!! Thanks for the recipe. :)

  45. THAT LOOKS SO GOOD. how many calories is this?

  46. I was REALLY craving a chocolate chip cookie last night. And then I remembered I had recently pinned a cookie in a cup recipe. I’ll admit, I was a little skeptical since this was my first “in a cup” recipe. But oh. my. goodness. This was heavenly! Perfect! I took pictures as I made it and shared it on my blog, sending everyone here for the recipe! Thanks for sharing!

    http://notsohomemade.blogspot.com/2012/03/chocolate-chip-cookie-in-cup-in-3.html

  47. can it be made in the oven?

  48. I like nuts in my cookies so I added 1 and 1/2 chopped walnuts to this recipe and I’m surprised how good it came out. I’ve never cooked anything in a cup before, well, except cup-o-noodles and this recipe was easy and quick. Kinda hard to wrap my head around the whole “cook a cookie in a cup in the microwave” idea but you’ve turned this skeptic into a believer! Mahalo!

  49. So easy! Beautiful pictures and easy to understand instructions. Just made a cup for my hubby and one for me. I added a dash of nutmeg to mine and it was delish! Thanks for sharing.

  50. This recipe is delicious. Definitely my favorite of all the “mug” recipes I have tried. Found it on Pinterest.
    I substituted one tablespoon of Egg Beaters for the egg yolk and it turned out great. I also made mine in a 1 cup clear glass ramekin so I could see when it was done on the bottom (60 seconds.)
    Thanks for posting this. Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite dessert but I am trying to cut down on fat and cholesterol. This way, I can satisfy my craving without having a bunch of extra cookies laying around. (Translation: without eating an entire dozen by myself.) :)

  51. Thanks.. I am making this.. now!
    Blessings,
    Susie

  52. Oh my! This looks heavenly! I’m going to have to try it, but I have to make mine gluten-free. I hope it turns out as yummy as yours looks!

    Thanks for linking up to our That’s the Ticket blog hop. I featured you on my post today!

    Please stop by and grab a button:)

  53. Anyone else end up with a yellow cookie? I’m assuming it’s from the egg yolk.

  54. delish! i forgot i ran out of vanilla the other day but decided to make it anyways and it is still so good! i am obsessed with cookies and this hits the spot if i’m too lazy to make an entire batch. thanks!

  55. delish! i forgot i ran out of vanilla the other day but decided to make it anyways and it is still so good! i am obsessed with cookies and this hits the spot if i’m too lazy to make an entire batch. thanks!

  56. I just made this last night, but mine came out like a cake and nothing like a cookie. I followed the recipe exactly so I am confused. What do you think I need to adjust to make it a “cookie”. thanks!

    • Hello! I think I would make sure you aren’t using the egg white first, just the yolk and also make sure you are using enough flour. Compare your steps with the pictures in the post and make sure your dough is not too soupy before you microwave it. Hope that helps!

  57. Found this on Pinterest and just made it (okay, I made two of them!). Delish and so easy. And a lot better than making and eating a whole batch by myself. Thanks!

  58. great!

  59. Can’t wait to try this!!

  60. I’m eating this NOW! Snap I burned my tongue. It’s good, my kids are going to love it. I’ll try the Peanut butter version next.

  61. Such anticipation for something nuked in a coffee cup. Crazy!

  62. Accidentally dropped some baking soda into the mix. Still turned out pretty damn good, just became more cake-like than cookie-like. Will definitely try again without the baking soda.

  63. Um.. I’m going to make this RIGHT. NOW.

  64. Just made this and it was great! I was out of chocolate chips so I drizzled some chocolate syrup on top…YUM!

  65. You are my hero. I have been trying to think of how to do this (I attempt many 1 minute muffins) and I didn’t want to fail so I didn’t try. Thanks for coming up with this, I am totally going to adapt ASAP! I’ll link it back to you!

  66. this was delicious, me and my 2 year old make 3 in a row :)

  67. Great recipe!! I just made it. The only problem I had was the cook time. It took me about 1 minute 20 sec to 1 minute 40 sec in the microwave I used. But the cookie was delicious!

  68. does this turn out doughy?

  69. Thank you for sharing this yummy and original recipe on RecipeNewZ. Our viewers loved it and it was featured on our Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RecipeNewZ. Congratulations and Happy Father’s Day!

  70. Hi there! This looks so darn delish…all of them do. Too bad I’m in diet mode right now, booooo! Give me a few weeks and I’ll be all over that though! ;) Can you give me an estimate of how many ‘normal’ sized cookies this equals? It looks to be at least twice the size, but it’s hard to tell from the pix. I just don’t want to over do it once I can eat sweets again. Thanks!

    • My daughter made this for me tonight. It was super good, but at 604 calories (yes, you read that right) per cup, it’s not for the everyday snack.

      • I just looked up and added up all the calories for the ingredients (from actual sites, not discussion boards). The total calories per serving for this recipe looks to be 480. For my taste, I wouldn’t use as many chocolate chips, but it is still very heavy, very filling; a nice snack to fill an empty tummy!

  71. Mine turned out very cake like, i followed the recipe exactly. And it’s pretty yellow. Its okay but not what I was expecting.

  72. Just tried this :) oh my gosh the last one “cake in a cup” recipe was god awful, but this is so amazing! i cant wait to tweak it!

  73. Eating this without the chocolate chips (didnt have any) and started cuping up a nectarine while it was in the micro, this stuff tastes great with a slice of cool fruit! i bet it’d taste cook with warm pineapple and cinnamon too!

  74. Not sure if you gave the site permission or not, but I found your recipe copied here: http://lacreativitedelafille.blogspot.com/2012/06/single-serving-deep-dish-chocolate-chip.html. As a blogger I would like to know if someone else uses my content without permission, which is why I am telling you.

  75. Can’t wait to try this! I’m a new follower. (BTW, I have a cake in a cup recipe that isn’t awful, but really good! It was an early post at my blog.)

  76. this is SO good…. I was really skeptical, as I’ve tried many microwave recipes for desserts and I have only liked one of them. However, this was delicious… I made one with crushed up oreo instead of chocolate chips & used quite a bit of vanilla. It was delicious..

  77. Saw this recipe posted on Pinterest, and I made them for my kids tonight! They are amazing! Thanks for sharing. I posted the link on my blog to share with my friends. Your blog is great, keep up the good work!

  78. This recipe was just perfect! I was craving chocolate chip cookies but didn’t want to make a whole large batch – this totally satisfied my craving and was the perfect portion-controlled size! Thanks for sharing!!!

  79. Just stopping over tonight to pin this…….. and make it too!

    ~Bliss~

  80. This is an amazing recipe

  81. I’ve tried a few “in a mug” type desserts, but have become disenchanted because they’re all too spongey and eggy. It seems like by only using the egg yolk instead of the entire egg that it might not be a problem with this, but I just wanted to ask — is the texture (not flavor, but texture) comparable to a regular cookie, or is it more like a cookie cake?

  82. Made five of these little yummies tonight for the famdamily. Everyone loved them. Was just the right after dinner dessert with nuts and vanilla ice cream on it. Also posted it on my FB.

    ~Bliss~

  83. JUST tried this today and it was awesome!! We ate them by themselves, but they’d be great with ice cream! Something between cake and cookie, the perfect little me-sized dessert:)

  84. You are a godsend to pregnant women! Baby and I thank you for sharing!

  85. ♥! My mother pinned this and having a sweet tooth in a diabetic house, we had all of the ingredients in the house. Thank you for sharing this!

  86. I halved this ( to make it a little more calorie friendly) and used vegetable oil instead of butter ( because I was out of butter) and it still turned out great! Om nom nom nom. I did it in a little mug to make sure it wouldn’t be flat!

  87. I don’t think i did it right. It came out as this big blob of grossness… Help?

  88. Just tried it. Like literally right now I took my first bite. So delicous! Thank you for saving me from running out to the gas station to find something sweet :)

  89. I just tried this just now. I filled the rest of my cup up (after it came out of the microwave) w/ milk. So, it was milk and cookies in a cup. :) It did make the cookie break up and mushy (like it would be if you left any cookie in a cup of milk), but it was sooo good b/c the hot cookie makes the milk warm. I feel like I need to go to sleep now. Good thing it is nearly bedtime :)

  90. I made this last night and it was a lifesaver! Thanks for helping me with my dessert craving :) I posted it with a link to this page over on my blog :)

  91. I am so excited to make this. This is like the only recipe of cookie in a cup that everyone claims work, even for amateur bakers like me. :D But I was wondering, will it be affected if I put it in a paper cup and not a ceramic mug or something?

  92. Holy crap. I pinned this several months ago, but just made it tonight for my chocolate-chip-cookie-loving husband. This is amazing!! Little to no clean up, took all of 2 minutes to make, and is DELICIOUS! You are my HERO!!

  93. My kids are 4 and 2 years old and loved helping me make it and of course they loved them! Thank you!

  94. This looks amazing!!!

  95. I made this today and followed each step exactly. However, when I popped it into the microwave for 40-60 sec., it turned out sponge like. Did this happen to anyone else? What am I doing wrong?

  96. I tried the chocolate chip cookie in a mug recipe today but my cookie ended up looking muffin-like…can’t wait to try your version this weekend!

  97. I tried the chocolate chip cookie in a mug recipe today but my cookie ended up looking muffin-like…can’t wait to try your version this weekend!

  98. This was decent. I think I could’ve used less flour and ate it with a spoon instead of a fork. Definitely a full min in my microwave! Thanks for keeping me from eating a batch of cookies!

  99. I made this tonight. After a few trial-and-errors, I have to admit; it’s delicious when it’s made right.

    (I preferred it in cookie dough form, though)

  100. Hi Melissa,
    I posted my version of your tutorial on my blog today, I gave you credit and linked back here.
    if you’d like to check it out,come and look :)

    http://whitfieldshomeinthecountry.blogspot.com/2012/10/single-serving-chocolate-chip-cookie-in.html

    Thanks!
    Carol

  101. Awesome. This is my favorite treat to make and its so easy. Today I tweaked it and added more flour, two tablespoons of pumpkin puree, cinnamon and white chocolate chips. Fall twist! Yum :]

  102. Awesome recipe. I just made it myself and plan to post about it and give you the credit. Thanks for sharing. Love the quick and easy things.

    http://thepatrioticpam.blogspot.com
    Thanks again,
    Pam

  103. THANK YOU FOR A GREAT RECIPE! Who knew it could be so simple and easy! It sure beats making the whole batch of cookies and then having so many left over! This is GREAT! and the PERFECT amount!

  104. can’t wait to make this but throwing out an egg white? no! pop it in the freezer until you get a bunch and then, make something special with those. Like pavlova or macarons! Just found (and liked) your blog. Can’t wait to scroll through and try new things!

  105. So eager to make this. But i dont want to use egg. any alternative to using the egg yolk?

  106. what is the difference between Kosher salt and table salt?

  107. Yums. I used real brown sugar, but I used Splenda due to some sugar issues for the white sugar. For those asking the egg question, I used half an egg’s worth of an egg substitute and it came out great. So if you don’t want to separate an egg and have Eggbeaters or whatever, just use half an egg’s worth of that. It is more like a dense cake or cakey cookie texture, but super yummy all the same.

  108. I’ve done this on a plate for a couple of years in middle of the night, for a midnight snack with premade cookie dough. It makes a wonderful ooey gooey yummy snack, so I’m definitely going to try this. My DW started making mug cakes and we love them. So I started looking for mug cookies hoping they’d be a little firmer. Thank you for the excellent ideas to further my quest for a micro mug cookie!!!!

  109. I’ve done this on a plate for a couple of years in middle of the night, for a midnight snack with premade cookie dough. It makes a wonderful ooey gooey yummy snack, so I’m definitely going to try this. My DW started making mug cakes and we love them. So I started looking for mug cookies hoping they’d be a little firmer. Thank you for the excellent ideas to further my quest for a micro mug cookie!!!!

  110. Does 2 tablespoons of sugar produce a rather sweet cookie, should I use 2 teaspoons instead to avoid that or does the amount of sugar used make a regular not too sweet cookie?

  111. Question: I can’t have eggs, so I use Ener-G egg replacer (I don’t love it.). Would that be ok tousle, even though you only use the yolk, and the replacer is for a whole egg?

  112. Wow, came here via pinterest….I am so trying this…Bookmarked

  113. Just made this w/ whole wheat flour and dark chocolate chips…amazing! Can’t wait to try the other cookies! :)

  114. the dough looked so good i ate half of it before i could even put it in the microwave =) the end result was delicious too!!! thanks!

  115. This is soooooo good! Love, love, love! I’m actually eating mine as I type this ;)

  116. My hubby loved this ~ the perfect ending to the perfect day used mint choc chips ~ absolutely yummy!!

  117. Mine came out just like TamTam but I see what I did wrong now. Used the whole egg.

  118. This looks so good. My stomach is growling!

  119. I love this recipe and posted it with my own photos on my lifestyle blog Bmore Energy, http://bmoreenergy.wordpress.com. I linked it to you and will be back to try other recipes. Thanks!

  120. This was fantastic. I often get cookie cravings and instead of making a huge mess in the kitchen to bake a dozen cookies I will end up eating myself, I can have a smaller portion that hits the spot :) I will experiment with some healthier alternatives to the ingredients, but as written its delicious.

  121. I replaced the egg yolk with a tablespoon of peanut butter and it was perfect.

  122. Just finished making a couple of these for the hubs and myself, pretty darn good! It came out a bit cakey, but I think I put too much flour- I was going to make my usual brownie in a mug, but we are house sitting and there was no cocoa to be found! Thanks for helping our sweet tooths!

  123. I really really want to know that how many days can i keep this mug choc chip cookie?
    Or how many hours ? I wan to do this for my bf , but he live in another province 3 hours away from me . Please answer me. Thank you.

  124. OMG, this is genius!!!

  125. I made this at work last night! I had a horrible craving for something sweet… Also didnt have an egg with, so I substituted it with applesauce! It was so moist and amazing!

  126. Thanks so much for this recipe! I’m trying to get back into the groove of making home made cookies my family will love.

  127. This is so fun! Love it! Just pinned!

  128. Do I need to say anything more than YUM! I will go to bed dreaming of warm cookies!

  129. Oh my goodness!!! I just came over here from craftedniche.com for this recipe and am now beyond excited to see all your other variations. Must get to my microwave right away.

  130. HI! I just came over from Crafted Niche, also and I’m here to stay! Can’t wait to try this!!!

  131. Molly Louise says:

    I some how stumbled onto your website one day and found the cookie idea, so i thought i would try it. At the time i had no brown sugar, but then today i decided to make it. It was amazing. I made it for my sister and I.

  132. TO DIE FOR! I even made it without the chips and it makes a pretty legit sugar cookie as well :) Thanks for sharing!

  133. I convinced my momma to buy me some chocolate chips so I could try this. All I can say is they are absolutely amazing, so glad I found this recipe!

  134. Looks so good! Mine came out all crumbly and not so yummy :( Any tips, want to try again I followed directions to a T! Thanks :)

  135. All of these cookie-in-a-cups look DELICIOUS! I’d LOVE for you to link up to the Pinworthy Projects party which goes live in a few hours! http://www.atkinsondrive.com/

  136. Ahhhh! Tried again with salted butter and used reg flour (I used whole wheat white flour & unsalted butter the first go around) :)

  137. Hey. I’ve made this several times before. AMAZING! Anyway I extremely dislike that I have to throw away the egg whites. Keeping them isn’t worth it because I hardly ever use egg whites by themselves. Any suggestions for a substitute? Can I just use the entire egg?

    Thanks

    • The egg white will make it very cake like, and can sometime become rubbery. Let us know if you try it!:0)

  138. Emily Wilson says:

    This was AWESOME! Me and a 6 year old I babysit each ate one and they are AMAZING great for when u don’t want to make a whole batch of cookies!

  139. Hi ! A French website shared a link towards your page and I’ve just tried the recipe ! This is amazing, it’s really faster than traditional cookies ! I think there is a little bit too much sugar though (but a friend told me that in France we tend to put very little sugar in things we eat ^^) :) I ate it with vanilla ice cream while it was still tepid and it was delicious *.* Thank you soooo much, this is going to change my life !

  140. You are a genius and my new hero. This is so awesome! Thanks!!!
    Kelly :)

  141. i love this recipe..but due to its many carbs and cals i tried to substitute sugar with Erythritol (1 big TB & fluid stevia) and coconut flour (a bit less than a TB). it turned out GREAT too!!!

  142. SO easy, SO tasty! Not quite as good as one of my famous chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven–but definitely the next best thing!!!!

  143. What if I don’t have brown sugar? Will there be dramatic change if I don’t add it?

    • It will definitely change the texture. Brown sugar is an important part of the recipe:0) Let us know if you try it!

  144. Thanks for sharing such a fun and simple recipe.! I just made one for myself and it was the perfect amount of gooey cookie goodness to satisfy my craving :)

  145. Thanks for this recipe. Definitely fulfilled my sweet tooth craving, however, I could go for about half the amount of the final product (regarding portion size and nutritional value/calories). Overall, pretty darn good! :)

  146. perffffffffffff ! <3

  147. I was laying on the couch, thinking to myself… man, I could really go for a cookie right now. Found this gem on Pinterest and actually made it (I have a habit of pinning things and never making them)! It was wonderful! I didn’t have any chocolate chips on hand, so I threw in about 15 M&M’s, thank you Easter bunny,..tasted fantastic. I used a black mug and set the microwave for 40 seconds. It definitely came out more like cake, next time I’ll try 30 seconds. I WILL be trying more of your mug recipes! Thanks!

  148. happycupcake says:

    I just made this tonight, and it is FANTASTIC! I put a little cool whip on it, and it was like heaven in my mouth. Seriously, this recipe is GOLDEN. Thanks for sharing! :D

  149. Decided to try my first “in a mug” recipe and this was it. Wanted super easy so decided to swap out the egg for applesauce. Cooked it for 50 seconds & it was “bready” as some have said. Didn’t want to give up, so I nuked it 20 more seconds and voila! I just dumped my chocolate chips in so it was a tad too chocolately for me, but definitely a keeper recipe. Thank you!

  150. This was delicious, but if you’re watching your calories and fat, be careful! One mug cookie has 420 calories and 16 grams of fat.

  151. I love the recipe its so yummy i eat it each day :3 but mine turns out to be more like a cake than a cookie. How do i prevent that from happening cause mine doesnt look like anything from the picture :(

    • Make sure you are using butter, not a spread or butter substitute:0) That is the most common problem people have.

  152. Fayeabell says:

    Just tried this now for my granddaughter, wow it was yummy!!! Thanks for sharing! Yummy!

  153. Colie White says:

    So… I have barely tasted it, however from what I tasted it’s excellent. It’s very barely-baked cookieish which I LOVE. Mushy with a little crisp.

    I doubled the recipe (to share) and added ~3 1/2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder.

    It is not as sweet as a regular chocolate chip cookie, but I feel like that has to do with the cocoa powder and my use of semi-sweet morsels instead of milk chocolate.

  154. I just tried this. It was great. I put some chocolate ice cream on top. The ice cream melted perfectly!

  155. Hi ! Just tried your amazing recipe. Being the dreadful cook that I am, I was more than glad to find it. So I judt tried it twice. first time, too much flour, the cookie was awfully dry. the second time I was more lucky but still a bit too floury even though I added melted butter before cooking the whole. it turned out both too floury and too “buttery”… but it’s not as terrible as the first one about the taste. next time maybe ! Anyways thanks a lot, I’m gonna check the rest of your website and probably try another recipe by tonight. I’m done with cookies for today !

  156. Thank you thank you thank you!! I have been craving a cookie so badly but in the midst of a kitchen demo and remodel and the 90+ degree Arizona weather I have been putting them off. Just had one of these delicious babies on my lunch break. You have completely made my Friday! Thanks again!! Can’t wait to try your other recipes!

  157. Hi,
    I loved this recipe so much I want to make another one. Only problem is I do not have butter so can you use oil instead?

  158. Becky L says:

    Just made this for a late night snack YUM! I made mine gluten free, using rice flour in place of regular flour.

  159. Auntie Ruth says:

    Hi! I tried your recipe and it was yummy! I also experimented and replaced the egg with applesauce and it turned out great! :)

  160. FINALLY! A “dessert in a cup” that isn’t undercooked on the bottom! I love it!

  161. Katniss Everdean says:

    I tried this, but didn’t have DARK brown sugar so substituted it with light brown. Plus, I didn’t add chocolate chips because I’m alergic to them, but… It’s actually perfect for a quick morning breakfast in a cup. IT TASTED JUST LIKE A PANCAKE!!!!!!! So yeah…….

  162. This is the second recipe I tried for cookie mug recipe. It’s perfection in a cup! Best recipe I’ve tried! Only suggestion is just use room temparature butter. It doesn’t take long for a tablespoon to hit room temperature and become soft! This is definitely a keeper recipe!

  163. Oh my gosh, just tried this recipe and it’s the best one I’ve found so far! It’s not as dense as most and it makes a smaller amount which pleases both my sweet tooth and my waistline :)

  164. I will be quoting your recipe on my own blog. I made this cookie as a midnight snack. I’m pretty sure it’s going to turn into three or four midnight snacks…….. tonight. *note to self: must go to gym tomorrow*

  165. Just made this on a whim… amazing! Gonna make it for my mother’s pudding tonight me thinks.
    Mine turned out a little undercooked at the bottom, but it wasn’t a major issue once mixed with a little cream. Delicious and the perfect serving size!

  166. This was really good, but when my little sister and I went to go make it, we only found one egg in the fridge D:
    So we split the egg in half and ended up with super moist cake (sort of like a steam cake) and we poured milk inside. It turned into a delicious cookie cake bread pudding!!

  167. i just made it and although it didn’t come out perfect, it’s pretty darn good! I used coconut oil instead of butter cuz I love the flavor. I think i baked it a little too much because it’s a bit dry and grainy but it’s divine with a scoop of ice cream on top. this definitely fixes the 3am warm and gooey chocolatey craving!

  168. I always use the exacts measurements but everyone I’ve tried this its turned out to be more like a cake rather than a cookie, what am I doing wrong?!!! this looks delicious and I’d love for it to actually work

    • Hi Laura!

      There are a lot of variables that can change the texture of baked goods, which is what this recipe is. How long you mix it, the kind of cup you use, the strength of your microwave, the fat content in your butter and egg yolk, the altitude you are cooking at.

      I would play around with the ingredients a little bit and see what works for you. Do you want more chewiness? I would try a little more brown sugar. Also don’t over cook.

  169. Great, thanks a lot. Now I’m hungry! Where’s my brother with the butter?!?!

  170. Johanna says:

    I MAKE THIS ALL THE TIME they’re the best thank you

  171. its the same to use kosher salt than normal salt?
    and using leudant flour?

  172. How long do you think they would keep before cooking (as raw dough)? I wanted to give them to somebody on bedrest so that her husband could just pop it in the microwave when she wants one

  173. carol chew says:

    Hi, is it possible to use a box of cookie ready mix for this recipe?

  174. This sounds amazing! Sadly I do not have possession of a microwave. any suggestions on how to oven bake it, still in the mug? or would I bake it as a normal cookie .e.g. 180 degrees Celsius for 10 – 15 minutes perhaps? xx

  175. Brilliant! Thanks.

  176. Jasmine says:

    I just made this and IT WAS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOD. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!

  177. Alexandra says:

    I’ve tried this about five times, and every time, it turns out more like cake than a cookie and all the chocolate sinks to the bottom. I’ve tried changing the time it cooks, but it still turns out cake- y. Any tips?

    • Sorry you are having trouble!

      I have a few suggestions you might try. First, make sure you are using real butter (spreads won’t work) and not substituting any of the other ingredients. Don’t over heat the butter when melting. The butter should be just melted, not boiling. Make sure you are following the steps in order when mixing the ingredients. The chocolate chips are mixed in last, so unless the dough is very runny, they should not sink.

      Try using a different cup to cook the cookie in. I like a wide round cup best, like in the picture. Finally, don’t over cook.

      I hope that helps!

  178. mine seemed a little bit egg-y. maybe my egg yolk was bigger than regular eggs. Maybe because of that, or maybe just my microwave? but I had to microwave for 80 seconds. Not sure about this one, might have to experiment a little bit. :)

  179. SOOOO yummy!! THANK YOU for sharing this easy, yummy recipe! I put a little vanilla icecream on mine and devoured it right up! Perfect “mommy wants a treat, but doesn’t want to make a big mess after the kids are in bed” treat!

  180. when i made this i found out i didnt have any eggs
    so i just added some water
    it turned out fine!
    thanks for the recipe!

  181. It says that the “Perfect Single Serve Chocolate Chip Cookies” are no longer available. Has the recipe been removed? I was pretty sure that I had used it once before and they turned out great. Now I can’t find the recipe :(

  182. I just tried this and I think I’m in love

  183. Pizza milano says:

    awsome awsome recipe….just read it nd tried it instantly…..first experiment and a successfull one….although it was waaayyy too much sweet….next tym I’ll add a little less sugar….but over all fantabulous , yummy and delicious…

  184. Lindsey F says:

    Me and my sister had both been seeing mug cakes everywhere. We decide both to make one of your microwave recipes and compare. I made the chocolate chip cookie and she made the brownie. I really liked the cookie after it took a couple second to cool. My sister burned the first brownie. She remade it and I tasted it again. The brownie was good, but I preferred the cookie.

  185. This was quite good! I add a sprinkle of cinnamon and it came out great.

  186. Just tried these out with my little girl- fabulous & so easy for a little project with a toddler who doesn’t have the attention span to wait for a full batch of cookies to bake!

  187. This is so perfect for those nights I want a warm cookie but don’t want an entire batch hanging around the house after…tempting me ;)

  188. I tried this because I don’t have access to an oven in my dorm and was craving chocolate chip cookies. This is perfect! I’ll be making these again for sure! Thank you!

  189. omg! Thank you so much I LOVE this!

  190. Just made this. So easy and so yummy! The clean-up was minimal too. Perfect snack when you have a craving but don’t want to have cookies around all week.

  191. WOW! I truthfully thought this was going to be gross, but I tried it anyways and boy was I wrong! This is SO GOOD. I’m stuffed and I still have half left.

  192. Thank you so much for the recipe. The kids love it. I used half M&M’s and Chocolate Chips. Yum!

  193. I make this recipe a lot… probably a little too often. So when I ran out of eggs one night I decided to improvise! I used coconut sugar as a brown sugar substitute, applesauce instead of egg yolks (1 tbsp) and whole wheat flour instead of all purpose – it turned out great! Obviously not as sinful as the original but it definitely was satisfying! Thanks for the great recipe!

  194. sometimes vegan says:

    Egg people…just use a flax egg (2 1/2 tbs flax meal to 1 tbs water). That way you can safely eat it as dough if you can’t wait to cook it! Plus flax is full of healthy omega 3s.

  195. sweettoothgal says:

    I have tried 2 different recipes that failed terribly. This was so tasty and delicious. It really tastes so good :) thank you!!!!!!!!

  196. I love this recipe! I’ve altered it a little to make it into my favorite oatmeal scotchies, but it’s always so tasty and fool-proof! For the scotchies, I sub out half the flour for plain oatmeal, and then in place of the chocolate chips, I use butterscotch chips. Once you throw in a little bit of cinnamon, it’s exactly like the cookies my mom made for my school lunches.

  197. i LOVE this recipe! I make it every time we have chocolate chips in the house!

  198. WillowCatherine says:

    Poured milk on it after baking; sooooo good

  199. Fantastic. I’ve made this several times now, and it’s great for a easy little treat without much work. The first time I considered doubling it because I wasn’t sure how much there’d be, but was pleasantly surprised with the amount. More like a 2-3 cookies than only 1, which is perfect.

  200. No, no, no, no, NO! I am trying to get out of my fat pants!!! :D Sooooooo good.

  201. Emillia Doe says:

    Lemme just say this. Store-bought cookie, our relationship is OVER! Um, well, as soon as I find some more dark brown sugar. But THEN our relationship over!

  202. We tried this tonight and it was delicious! It was the perfect night to try it because we are in the middle of a big snowstorm, so it just sounded yummy and warm for dessert. We topped ours with ice cream and hot fudge. Everyone LOVED them!

  203. Cammi Allen says:

    I am so doing this! You are a genius! Thanks for figuring it all out for the rest of us! :)

  204. This… was… AWESOME!!!!
    And definitely dangerous. :)

    I have about a million different kind of leftover baking bits & chips from Christmas, now I have a new recipe to use some of them in! All the possibilities… white chocolate chips, macadamia nuts, dark chocolate chunks, mint chips, m&m’s… ohhh, peanut m&m’s sound amaaazinngg!!

    Thanks for sharing!

  205. Sweet warm rich and delicous. I swapped out choclate chips for a spoonful of unsweetened cocoa . Like a brownie and a cookie in one warm gooey and yummy. I made the orignal at the same time and the cocoa version was even yummier although both were amazing.

  206. I tired this yesterday and it was absolutely amazing!!

  207. This just changed my life! Seriously, I have tried dessert in a cup recipes before but they never tasted like the real thing. This does, it is fantastic! It’s just like a real, home made, hot gooey chocolate chip cookie. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  208. I made some changes to this otherwise perfect receipe. I don’t eat egg yolks so I used 1 egg white. I used a dash of cinnamon. I used less than 1 tbsp of raw sugar instead of refined white. I used a heaping and packed tbsp of brown. For the flour I used less than 1 tbsp of whole wheat flour. I used a tsp of walnuts and almonds chopped and a tsp of some coconut in addition to the choc chips. I microwaved on high 50 seconds and additional 10 seconds. Came out perfect. Thanks.

  209. Carla Peterson says:

    This sounds heavenly!!
    Why doesn’t someone make a recipe of the dry ingredients and figure out how much you need like say 3/4 cup and then add the wet ingredients to it. I would be a lot easier than trying to make 4 of these for your family. Just a thought!

  210. I have made this many times. So delicious!!

  211. ITS SO GOOD OMG
    but there were too many chocolate chips for my taste ;/
    maybe one tablespoon but idk maybe mine were just big

  212. It was good but a little to “cakey” for my liking. So I just increased the butter and replaced the white sugar with all brown and lessened the flour a bit and it turned out great :)

  213. Love it!Guess iput it in for too long, though…because mine turned out like sponge.;(
    I’ll try again though!

  214. was craving something sweet and searched mug cakes… came across this recipe and within five minutes i had just created the easiest and most delicious dessert ever!! perfect texture, flavor, hint of salt… mmm perfect… i used m&m’s instead (all out of chocolate chips) and it was as equally delectable. THANK YOU

  215. I absolutely LOOVVEEED this!!! Its so awesome I keep craving it half the time!

    Just one question:
    Why not use the whole egg?

  216. This was simply amazing! I had to try to make it twice ( my microwave cooks it best at 40 secs, as I’ve figured out). Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! :)

  217. I didn’t have any egg, and the power was weak where I live (I live in Africa). So I replaced the egg with egg with 2 tbsp. of peanut butter, mixed it all together, and ate it as cookie dough (which I prefer over cookies anyway!). It was delicious! Thanks for the great jumping off point! :)

  218. cooper says:

    It’s even better with a few walnuts! yumyumyum,

  219. When I double the recipe can I just add one whole egg or two yolks?

  220. Annalise says:

    This was amazing. The sun came out from behind a cloud and lit up the kitchen just as I took it out of the microwave :) I also burned myself trying to eat it before it had cooled.

  221. These are amazing! I just made them and substituted the chocolate chips with walnuts, and i didnt have brown sugar so i used an extra tbsp of granulated sugar. It tasted like a christmas sugar cookie! It was amazing! The only thing that would be handy is the nutritional information. How many calories are in a mug? Fats.. Sugars? Sorry im a calorie counting freak! Sometimes i need to indulge, but under my calorie limits. I was just wondering what the nutritional info is. Thanks! :)

  222. Sooooo yummy! I don’t usually like dessert in a mug recipes, but this is definitely an exception! It tastes great, and has a very unique texture. Almost like a mixture of cookie dough and cake, I don’t know how to describe it but it was AMAZING. I wholeheartedly recommend this cookie in a mug!

  223. This cured my chocolate cravings 10/10! So yummy, especially with a big glass of milk. I doubled the recipe to share with my hubby, and I’m pretty sure this is going to become a weekly thing! Delicious!

  224. I made this tonight so YUMMY!! :) I used a tsp of apple sauce instead of the egg yolk and it was perfect! :)

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