This is probably ones of those recipes that no one really should even know about. It is WAY too easy. But, on one of those nights when you’re just craving a little something sweet and there is nothing in the house (which is usually how I try to keep it), this comes in handy. Thanks to number-2-pencil.com for the recipe (and p.s. their website has recipes for other cookies in a mug that you may enjoy!).
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon firmly packed brown sugar
- 3 drops vanilla extract
- small pinch salt
- 1 egg yolk
- scant 1/4 cup flour
- 2 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Melt the butter in a mug in the microwave; should be just melted and not boiling.
- Add sugars, vanilla, and salt. Stir to combine.
- Separate egg and discard white, add the yolk only to the cup. Stir.
- Add flour, then stir again.
- Add chocolate chips and stir a final time.
- Cook in microwave for 40-60 seconds; start checking for doneness at 40 seconds.
- Do not cook past one minute; just like a regular cookie it will continue to cook as it cools.
- Serve warm.
- I was ready to stop at the cookie dough, but I did finish the recipe all the way through and enjoyed the results.
- I actually (for once!) did not make a single change to this and it came out perfectly.
- I cooked for 50 seconds.
- Since I am not a huge chocolate fan, I would consider halving the amount of chocolate chips next time. But, if you like chocolate, go for the full amount.
- I used a pretty big mug (kind of a giant one that I use for soup). I figured it might cook more evenly if it was flatter. Seemed to work ok.
- Way too quick and easy. I had a warm chocolate chip cookie in my hand in about five minutes, using ingredients that are pretty much staples in my house.