Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie

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This microwave chocolate chip cookie recipe is perfect for satisfying any chocolate chip cookie craving quickly, easily, and almost effortlessly! The soft-baked cookie with melty chocolate chips hits the spot when you want a warm, freshly baked cookie but don’t want to bake an entire batch of cookies.

Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie in ramekin with melty chocolate chips.

A microwave chocolate chip cookie is a sneaky little treat just for you! It’s got the classic flavors of a traditional chocolate chip cookie, but is made in a single-serve mug in the microwave! It’s thick and warm, ooey and gooey, and the perfect way to satisfy a sweet tooth. 

So, the next time you get a hankering for something sweet, try this 1-minute chocolate chip cookie. Who needs a whole batch of cookies, when you can have a single serving dessert ready in a minute?!

I promise this easy mug recipe is about to become your new favorite indulgence! 

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Minimal cooking time and simple ingredients!
  • No eggs!
  • Nothing beats a warm cookie.
  • Soft and chewy center. 
  • Crispy edges.
  • Can add your favorite mix-ins.
  • Easy enough for the kids to make! 

Ingredients

This section includes ingredient notes and substitution options. Get all measurements, ingredients, and instructions in the printable recipe card at the end of this post.

Microwave cookie ingredients: unsalted butter all purpose flour light brown sugar, chocolate chips, vanilla extract, baking powder, flour.
  • Butter – Melt unsalted butter to control the salt added to the cookie dough. Or if you have salted butter that works too, just skip the added salt.
  • Sugars – I like to use a combination of white sugar and brown sugar for sweetness. The brown sugar also adds a deeper, caramelized flavor. I used light, but either light or dark brown sugar will work.
  • Baking powder – This is what helps the cookie to rise and become nice and fluffy. Make sure it’s fresh and hasn’t expired!
  • Vanilla extract – A flavor enhancer. I recommend using pure vanilla extract whenever possible.
  • Salt – Just a pinch of salt to bring out the flavors of the other ingredients.
  • All-purpose flour – As with any baking recipe, measure your flour correctly. Use either a kitchen scale or the spoon and level method.
  • Chocolate chips – Semi-sweet is what I prefer in any gooey chocolate chip cookie but you could opt for milk chocolate chips instead. I used up some mini chocolate chips that I had on hand in my panty but you can use regular size chips too.

How to Make a Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug

This section shows you how to make the recipe with step-by-step photos and instructions. For the full printable recipe, see the recipe card below. 

4 image collage of ingredients for chocolate chip microwave cookie being combined in a mixing bowl and transfeerd to a ramekin.
  1. Combine everything but the flour. In a small bowl, stir the melted butter, sugars, baking powder, vanilla, and salt. Mix well.
  2. Mix in the flour. Add the flour and stir to combine.
  3. Fold in the chocolate chips. Gently fold in the chocolate chips. 
  4. Microwave. Transfer the microwave cookie dough to a microwave-safe mug or ramekin. Microwave for 50 seconds (or up to 1 minute – but keep an eye on it so that it doesn’t overcook). It’ll puff up and still be slightly underdone in the center. 
  5. Cool and serve. Allow your mug cookie to cool for a few minutes. Enjoy warm, on its own or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. 

Pro Tip:

This is an easy recipe that even kids can do on their own. Just be careful as the ramekin or mug will be hot to the touch. Have oven mitts on hand!

Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie in a ramekin topped with vanilla ice cream.

Recipe Tips

  • This gooey cookie is best served warm.
  • We love it topped with a scoop of ice cream, but you could drizzle some caramel on top or add a dollop of whipped cream. 
  • You could melt the butter directly in the mug and mix the ingredients directly in there too. It’s not as neat as mixing it separately and then transferring it, but it’s an option.
  • Serve your chocolate chip mug cookie with a dessert spoon. It’s not like a traditional chocolate chip cookie that you would eat pick up and eat.

Additions and Variations

  • Swap the semi-sweet chocolate chips. Use milk chocolate, dark chocolate, peanut butter chips, or white chocolate chips instead. You could even use toffee bits.
  • Add nuts for a crunchy texture. Peanuts, almonds, pecans, walnuts, etc.
  • Add a sprinkle of coarse sea salt overtop. It’s the perfect sweet and salty flavor combination.
Spoonful of soft chocolate chip cookie mug cake.

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Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie in a ramekin topped with vanilla ice cream.
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5 from 2 votes

Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie

Author: Jaclyn
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 1 minute
Total: 3 minutes
This easy 1-minute microwave chocolate chip cookie recipe is perfect for making dessert for one. Just grab your favorite mug and a few simple pantry ingredients and you can enjoy a warm chocolate chip cookie in no time!

Ingredients
 

  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 Tablespoon light brown sugar packed
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, stir to combine melted butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking powder, vanilla extract, and salt.
  • Add the flour and chocolate chips and stir until combined.
  • Spoon the batter in to a coffee mug or ramekin and microwave for 50 seconds or until puffed and just the slightest bit still wet in the center. Allow to cool for a few minutes before enjoying. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, if desired.

Notes

  • Skip the added salt if using salted butter.
  • You could also make everything directly in your mug or ramekin. Melt the butter in it and combine the ingredients directly in there as well. 

Nutrition

Calories: 552kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 407mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 715IU | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 3mg
Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie in a ramekin topped with vanilla ice cream.

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