Cookie in a Cup

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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

Ingredients

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
Instructions
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.
DEVOUR!
*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.