XL Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug

chocolate chip cookie in a mug

I have a confession.

My impulses got the best of me this morning! I was working on my computer and someone had the audacity to pin a picture of a chocolate chip cookie in a cup and I was COMPLETELY DISTRACTED!

I literally couldn’t concentrate on what I was working on anymore!  Darn you Pinterest! :-)  So I figured I might as well go and try it out since I was obsessing over it anyway. And boy oh boy…I must have had some intuition about this….because it was YUMMMMMY!!!  

SO yummy I also feel compelled to SHARE IT!

You see, I’ve seen lots of “cake in a mug” recipes around….but this is the first time I saw anyone try making a chocolate chip cookie in one!  I like cake OK…but chocolate chip cookies???  Shut the front door! 

I immediately started searching for the appropriate cup to make my cookie in…and wouldn’t you know it…I could only find this extra-large soup/mug!  So I HAD to double the recipe…I had no choice! ;-)

So that’s what I did. I doubled this original recipe from Melissa at No. 2 Pencil (THANK YOU Melissa!  You are my new best friend!) and essentially created an XL cookie in a mug!  

chocolate chip cookie in a mug

I also made the exact same recipe but used gluten free baking mix for my No. 2 son with Celiac’s.

And the BEAUTIFUL thing is my chocolate chip cookie craving is now satisfied…and I don’t have another couple dozen cookies laying around tempting me to eat them as well! :-)   yay!!!

Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Cup
by number-2-pencil.blogspot.com

1 Tablespoon Butter
1 Tablespoon Granulated White Sugar
1 Tablespoon Dark Brown Sugar (I used light brown sugar)
3 Drops of Vanilla Extract
Small Pinch of Kosher Salt
1 Egg Yolk (discard the egg white)
Scant 1/4 of All Purpose Flour (I used a full 1/4 cup.  I also made it a second time with GF Flour)
2 Tablespoons of Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips (I used milk chocolate chips)

Start by melting your butter in the microwave. Add sugars, vanilla and salt. Stir to combine. Separate your egg and add the yolk only to your cup. Stir to combine. Add flour, then stir again. Add the chocolate chips, and give a final stir. Cook in microwave 40-60 seconds, start checking for doneness at 40 seconds. Mine takes 50 seconds.

Serve warm.

(The double cookie was done at 60 seconds in my microwave.)

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  1. Tracey says

    This is too delicious. I love the fact that you can curb your craving with a small serving with no risk to eating a whole batch. I added some frozen vanilla yogurt and it was amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Katie says

    I also made a double batch in a ramekin. I prefer oatmeal choc chip cookies so I replaced 1/2 of the flour with old fashioned oat meal and it came out great. Yum! Thanks for the recipe!!

  3. Brittany says

    I made this tonight- definately very good, but it has over 600 calories. Yikes!! Watch out!

    • Sarah says

      Hey! Just saw your comment, I made these tonight for my boyfriend and myself. I used cup4cup flour it’s a wonderful gluten free flour!

  4. Sailing with bare feet says

    I just made this… without the brown sugar. .. It definitely needs that!

  5. Jacqui says

    I have made this for hubby and I a few times since seeing it elsewhere. Tonight I made it in a mug/bowl and put my favourite ice cream on top. I also enjoy the fact that it is easy and there are no leftovers. I will be trying some cocoa powder in the next one to see if I can make double chocolate!
    (I learned quickly not to overcook, because it can burn in the middle and it's gross)

  6. Brittany says

    This was so delicious. Perfect {fast & easy} midnight snack. I don't know who Melissa is but I love her!