Cookie in a Cup



There are moments in life when the truly outstanding happens and all you can do is scream, “HOLY F*CK!!! THIS IS AWESOME.” For me, that moment came when my former roommate was rummaging in the kitchen for a quick dessert.

I heard her opening the cabinets, stirring something, and then popping it into the microwave. When she sat back down for our movie night, I saw what she had made: a chocolate chip cookie INSIDE her coffee mug.

*Mind being blown*

Recipes like this one are on Pinterest and several blogs, but below is my favorite version. Basically, this is best recipe since everything is measured by a spoon, it cooks for less than a minute and in general, the whole making it comes down to just about 5 minutes—once you remember where you hid the chocolate chips (so you wouldn’t eat the whole bag by itself).

Cookie in a Cup


1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
A pinch of salt (or 1/8 teaspoon, for the more precise)
1 egg yolk
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1-2 tablespoons (dark) chocolate chips
Microwave butter in your mug until melted, usually about 30 seconds.
In mug, mix in sugars, vanilla extract and salt.
Then add in the egg yolk*
Mix in flour and fold in chocolate chips (I typically use dark chocolate chips, but milk chocolate, or any flavor chip will do).
Microwave on high for 40-50 seconds.
*This is probably the “hardest” part of the whole recipe. For me, I like to crack the egg and use the two shell pieces, going back and forth, to separate the yolk. If you want a good little tutorial, click here to watch a simple 1 minute video on my preferred method.
Post and photo by Dayna Brownfield.