Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Mug Recipe

Chocolate Chip Cookies In A Mug


If you like chocolate chip cookies like I do, you will definitely enjoy these quick fix Chocolate Chip Cookies In a Mug that you can cook in just 1 minute in your microwave.  These cookies are perfect when you do not want to take the time to make a whole batch of cookies but want a cookie.

I have checked out other internet recipes for mug cookies, but they are missing some important steps and one very important ingredient!

First – you have to remember the basic rules of baking and mix your wet ingredients together before adding in the dry ingredients.  

Second – none of the recipes include baking soda which is needed to help the cookie rise  

I have also learned that you should not microwave the cookie for more than 1 minute or the cookie will be very crumbly, burnt on the inside, and be as a rock when cooled.

When these chocolate chip cookies in a mug are done cooking in the microwave, the cookie should be a cross between a cake and cookie texture.  Using these recipes below, your cookies will be as delicious as you would hope to provide that sweet fix you’re craving.  They only take 1 minutes, but they taste like the real thing


Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Mug Recipe:
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
6 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Mug Recipe
Servings: 1 large cookie
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 firmly-packed tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 drops (half capful) pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  1. In ramekin or mug, add butter and soften in microwave for 10 to 15 seconds.  Using a different size and/or type of cups of ramekins may affect cooking time.

  2. Add sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and egg yolk; mix together with fork.

  3. Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt.  Texture should be consistency you would expect for cookie dough.  Stir in the chocolate chips.

  4. Place in microwave and cook at high heat for 40 to 60 seconds.  Start checking for doneness at 40 seconds.  Do not go over 60 seconds or cookie will burn and get rock hard!

  5. Best served warm.  Enjoy!

  6. Variation: Add 1 tablespoon of creamy peanut butter to make a delicious Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Mug Cookie.


Chocolate Chip Cookie In A Mug



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Comments and Reviews

23 Responses to “Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Mug Recipe”

  1. Tamber

    Disappointed, would not make this again. It had way too much salt. With the first taste I thought I had not mixed it well enough, but after several bites I realize that the whole cookie was tasting like salt. If you make it I would recommend a pinch of salt not 1/8 teaspoon!

    • Whats Cooking America

      Sorry your results turned out salty. 1/8 was the closest measurement to a “pinch” but it does go slightly over. I have changed the instructions to “1 pinch of salt”. Thanks for the feedback.

  2. Beth

    I just made these for my husband and myself and they were great. Just the right amount of sweet!

  3. Kate

    This is very good! Made the chocolate chip one exactly as written! Cooked in a mug for 50 seconds. Satisfied the sweet tooth without having to tempt myself with a whole batch of cookies lol. Thanks for posting!

  4. Saudai

    I put it in the microwave for 40 seconds and it was extremely hard and my mug is the exact same as in the picture.

    • Whats Cooking America

      I have encountered some newer microwave models that seem to cook faster. I would suggest to adjust the cooking time for your microwave to 30 seconds and check to see if the dough is done.

  5. Christa

    I just made this for dessert tonight. It was delicious! I substituted 1/8 cup cacao nibs for the chocolate chips and it was really chocolaty and not too sweet!! Next time, I’ll just do the chocolate chips, but I wanted to try the nibs. I think the mixing method (wet ingredients then dry ingredients) really helped the texture.

  6. Anthony

    Not relevant to this recipe but will it still work if I used store bought cookie dough?

    • Whats Cooking America

      I’ve never made it with store bought cookie dough. You would have to experiement to find the right amount of dough to place in the mug and right cooking times.

  7. Ashley

    Made these for my kids tonight. They loved them! I didn’t partake due to trying to eat healthier but they smelled just like oven baked chocolate chip cookies. This just went on my favorites list!

  8. JJ

    I’ve made this several times now and it’s a nice treat when I have a sweets craving. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Mn

    I think it was perfect. I’m having a hard time imagining how many people are saying they didn’t turn out. I’ve made it twice and each time is perfect.

  10. Katie

    I made it as listed but I didn’t put chocolate chips in cause I’m not a big chocolate fan and I didn’t have any. The raw dough tasted exactly like cookie dough and I was excited. Cooked it for 50 seconds and my results look like a cake and has no flavor at all. I would make this again just to eat the raw product.

    • Emily

      I made it exactly as the directions say and yeah mine was like bland cake. I found one forever ago that turned out perfect and I can’t find it again. This is the third cookie in a mug recipe to turn out like this 🙁 Sad.

  11. Whats Cooking America

    Not sure how it can possibly taste like bland cake when there are chocolate chips and peanut butter in the recipe. I have made this recipe several times and it always turns out fantastic when the instructions are followed.

  12. Kaira

    great recipe!!! dash of salt, or if you want a salty-sweet kind use two pinches,
    i microwaved mine for 50 secs, a perfect dough consistency! made two more mugs after the first one because it was so good! thank you for the recipe.

    Used a semi-sweet hersheys chocolate chip for these
    and super smooth peanut butter.
    please do make more!

  13. Ali

    Yummy! These came out perfect chocolate chips for me and peanut butter chocolate chip for the hubby! Add a scoop of ice cream to the top! So good!

  14. Phyllis Meredith

    Can cookie in a cup be made then wrapped in cup and given for Christmas gift?

  15. Meghan

    Eating this right now with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It’s exactly what I needed 😉
    Thank you for the recipe!

  16. Ky

    Mine turned out pretty well! I added more chocolate chips and was satisfied until I got towards the bottom and it became rock hard and a bit grainy, but it was delicious! I really appreciate this recipe.

    • Nancy

      Anything with chocolate is always a winner.

  17. Erin

    It turned out to be a tough cake, not impressed.

    • Whats Cooking America

      Sounds like you overcooked. My recipe warns that will happen if you cook too long.


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