60-Second Chocolate Chip Mug Cookie
You are only a minute or so away from a decadent, delicious, chocolate chip mug cookie made start-to-finish in a mug and “baked” in the microwave!
Whether or not you are on a no sweets, healthy eating, juice detox, cabbage only (don’t do it) diet this month, I’m a firm believer that it is ok to allow yourself a bit of indulgence every now and then.
Says the girl who probably indulged a bit too much in December.
Instead of making a whole batch of cookies and having them stare you in the face for three days straight while you try to figure out every which way to avoid the temptation, the next time you need a little sweetsie something, consider this 60-second chocolate chip mug cookie.
Made in a mug.
Cooked in the microwave.
Warm and melty, this mug cookie is luxurious with a scoop of ice cream or frozen yogurt. Like any mug cake/cookie, it tastes best eaten right away.
I’ll leave it up to you whether or not you decide to share.
No judging here.
Not all microwave mug confections are created equal (I’ve tried some pretty bad ones in my day) but I’m a serious fan of this chocolate chip cookie version.
It’s right up there with this decadent Nutella mug cake and this homemade Funfetti vanilla one, and all three variations make me happy that I can have a warm cookie in just minutes.
Really, it’s just a whole lot of chocolate chip cookie comfort in a mug.
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60-Second Chocolate Chip Mug Cookie
- 1 tablespoon (14 g) melted butter or coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon (13 g) granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon (13 g) brown sugar
- pinch of salt
- 1 egg yolk
- ¼ cup (36 g) all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons (21 g) chocolate chips, regular size or mini
- Very lightly coat the inside of a 6- or 8-ounce mug or ramekin with a smidgeon of cooking spray, butter or coconut oil. Mix all the ingredients together in the mug (to avoid the batter being crumbly, mix the butter, egg yolk, sugars and salt first before gradually stirring in the flour and adding the chocolate chips).
- Microwave for one minute at 80% power (I have a 1,000 watt microwave; if your microwave has more or less watts, you may need to adjust the time a bit). The top will look light and yellow and may even seem undercooked but if you gently press the top and it lightly springs back, it’s perfect (don’t overcook or it will be dry and tough in spots).
- Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, if desired.
Recipe Source: sent to me by a blog reader, Jill (thanks!) – I added the coconut oil option
482 Comments on “60-Second Chocolate Chip Mug Cookie”
Do not throw away egg whites. They freeze wonderfully. Take the egg white, put it in a quality zippered bag, write the number of whites you’re putting in and put it in the freezer. With just one egg white, you can add that to scrambled eggs or an omelet. I make egg noodles and that nets me 3 egg whites which is perfect for 7-Minute Frosting. If you want to make an Angel Food cake, that needs 12 egg whites. Which each new egg white, add it to the ones in the freezer and just write the new number on the outside.
Definitely hits the spot when you’re craving a quick sweet treat! I followed some commenters suggestions to add a splash of vanilla and it tasted good! Like all mug cakes/cookies/brownies, it’s doesn’t have the perfect consistency, but that’s to be expected being that it’s made in the microwave.
Thanks for the recipe!
Turned out perfect!!! Delicious on its own. Added a splash of vanilla and a tad more salt after reading other reviews. Will be making this again
Honestly in my opinion its better to eat it as dough! other than that it’s a good quality recipe
My dude all the complainers simply did something wrong on their part and are blaming the recipe
I found this to be rather stodgy, not great. As far as I know, I followed the directions exactly. I did not have any ice cream to finish it off and I’m sure that would’ve helped. Ice cream helps everything doesn’t it?
So good! My kids favorite go to microwave cookie. Is it exactly like an oven baked? Of course not! Like every other microwave treat it needs a healthy scoop of ice cream. If you let it cool down much it will get rubbery and weird. For spur of the moment awesomeness though, this takes the “CAKE!” Love you Mel!
I am amazed at the negativity and lack of decency. It’s as if it were a life or death situation. It’s sad that some have apparently wasted 2 minutes of their life, since I’m sure these scrooges have never done that before. You don’t like something therefore it is the worst recipe you’ve ever tried and now evidently suffer from PTSD or frontal lobe damage as a result of trying it? Heaven help humanity.
I have tried it 3 times now and I very much enjoy it. I do like the addition of the vanilla and look forward to trying some other variations for fun. Is it somehow going to be better than oven baked cookies? Of course not. You’re using a microwave, but that’s not really the point, is it? It is important to read the directions for cooking time. The mug density and microwave oven type matter. I nailed it on the second attempt and enjoyed it.
This is terrific for the late night quick fix. Thank you!!
I am genuinely confused at any low ratings. This was incredible. I added a little bit more chocolate chips and an extra sprinkle of salt on top after the microwave. 10/10 I wish I could eat this every day. Anyone who has negative reviews had to have muffed something in the instructions.
I personally add a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla to this and it turns out perfect every time! Love how simple it is to remember too.
When I made it, the batter was all yellow and gross. The actual cookie had no flavor whatsoever, and also took double the time. Do not recomend.
This was seriously so freaking good
I made this a few minutes ago and I’m still munching on it now lol. I’m giving it a 4/5 stars just because it’s not a very big serving at all and the texture is a bit dry and off. I would say if you like a crumbly dryish cookie go for 1 minute to 70 seconds ish. If you like a more moist and spongy cookie go for 50-45 seconds imo. I would also add a half tsp. Of vanilla extract and a bit of baking powder. I think this recipe could be better but it’s not bad at all! P.S (You definitely need milk or something to wash it down!). 🙂
i’m guessing your kids don’t really stay in contact with you anymore and you more cats than anyone could ever interpose in 6 lifetimes. please just do everyone a favor and take a break from the internet, especially from posting recipes
Who hurt you…..? No one likes a bully.
Not good. Too crumbly, came out very dry and dense. The taste wasn’t sweet in the slightest either.
Holy crap, it’s amazing. Hello. I am the mug cake expert. I absolutely rate this a 10/10 because it literally makes a cookie. I was able to take mine out of the mug and literally eat it as a cookie. It looked delicious, it smelled delicious, and it sure as heck WAS delicious. If you are scrolling through the replies to decide whether or not you want to spend a couple of precious minutes making this masterpiece, this I say to you: please make it. You will not regret!! ~☕️
Really terrible texture, definitely would not make this again, no matter how much I was craving something sweet
I tried this after getting a sudden late night craving and was extremely disappointed. It was dry and crumbly, and had no flavor at all.
I was a little concerned because when it was ready to put in the ramekin, it had the consistency of a cookie dough. I was afraid to press it in, making it too dense? so I just lightly scooped it in and let it be. This absolutely satisfies the craving for a chocolate chip cookie! Next time though will add some vanilla and maybe an eighth tsp of baking powder.
I made this last night for myself and was SO disappointed… I followed the recipe exactly and yielded me a very dry and bland cookie. Take 2 today! I gave it another shot making them for my 3 kids after our walk I doubled the butter and sifted a 1/4 tsp baking powder with the flour before SLOWLY(this is very important) adding to my wet mixture!
And only microwave for 50 seconds it was much better! And yummy!
This was absolutely amazing. Would probably recommend going only 70 seconds though. My favorite mug cookie!
I made this for my family of six. The result turned out with a weird texture and color. Would not make it again.
I overcooked it a bit, so it did turn out spongey, but I kinda like it that way- It put me off at first, but the overall taste is just too good for me to care! I did add vanilla, and a bit more flour- (It was very liquidly) It tastes so good though- A general rule with cookies: add more chocolate chips. I don’t care how many you added, it needs more.
Very important to not overcook- I think that’s where most people saying they hated it are doing. You can’t trust your own judgement with these- it looks so undercooked on top- let it cool a bit before putting it back in though. This cookie can and will gaslight you. don’t let yourself fall for its tricks.
Was craving something sweet. I did not have enough butter in the house to make a whole batch of actual cookies. This worked so well and satisfied my craving! Also I even used Gluten free flour and added a dash of vanilla.
This was tasty and filled my craving for a cookie. I followed the recipe and had no problems. Texture was fine. Don’t overcook!
I think all the negative comments are people expecting this to literally be a cookie, which is a wild expectation to have from your microwave, lol.
It’s more like a cake consistency, so think of it as a cookie-flavoured-cake. I mixed and cooked it exactly as is in the recipe, but also added a couple drops of vanilla extract and it was excellent!
Yeah dude it’s fine! Gets the job done
Sorry it was horrible and we had to throw it out. Even on decreased power, it was like eating dry cake mix in a lake of melted butter/egg. We also followed the recipe and had these concerns: (1) melting butter with most cookies – not good and (2) no vanilla – no taste. Once all the ingredients were combined and dry it was only going to lead to dry mug cookie. The search continues for a good mug cookie.
not very much flavor and a weird texture
This recipe blows. Don’t waste your time or ingredients on this, just spring for a bit more of both and make the real deal. (Not for nothing but if you think you’re getting away with one yolk and no whites to properly mix that flour, you’re not)
Hahahaha, the comments are ridiculously hilarious. People actually think this is going to turn out like a real cookie?? In my opinion, it’s a fantastic substitute to satisfy a sweet craving when you have all of five minutes to make cookies.
unimpressive but tastes good. definitely best to compensate flavor with extra chocolate chips and a bit more salt.
cons: consistency and texture is nothing like a cookie and is honestly unpleasant but the flavor is comparable to a cookie (especially with extra chocolates chips)
Makes your kitchen smell yummy!
be modest with the flour and generous with the butter
I followed this recipe exactly and it turned out perfectly! I make it for my husband on a weekly basis and I find myself sneaking a bite (or four) from the bowl before giving it to him. It’s the perfect consistency and sweetness in only one minute!
The final consistency was awful, I follow the instructions then the result was dry and had no taste
As far as mug cake and cookies go this one is the best I’ve tried. It’s not a “cookie” by any means but tastes amazing and certainly satisfies a chocolate chip cookie craving! Will make a again.
very good, added a but of vanilla extract
Omg omg omg that was amazing. Hit the spot perfectly. I was a little skeptical as I was making it. Even as I pulled it out of the oven I was unsure. But dang…..
i don’t know what other people did – maybe i needed to add vanilla ice cream? but the recipe itself didn’t taste like a cookie at all :/
Mug cookies are inevitably disappointing. This was the least disappointing one I’ve ever tried and it satisfied my craving! I made two at once and the microwave at 100% power for 1:20 was about perfect. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and I’m in a good mood
This is the best recipe and is now my period craving – I add vanilla and biscoff
I have never written a recipe review before… and I give this 5 stars. I made a few cookie/brownie in a mug recipes years ago when it was the Pinterest trend. None of those were worth repeating and I was always disappointed. THIS RECIPE DELIVERS AND DID NOT DISAPPOINT. I say that as a cookie snob with high standards. I made the recipe with a few variations based on what I had on hand (mentioned below), before reading any of the other comments. After reading some of the negative comments, I feel obligated to give my positive feedback. Is this “mug cookie” the same as the homemade cookies that I painstakenly bake for Christmas? No. Is this a single serving cookie made in less than 5 minutes in my microwave that satisfies my late night craving? BY GOD, YES IT IS. I am the person who traditionally lets all of my dairy ingredients come to room temperature and rests my dough overnight. But sometimes you want a guilty pleasure with immediate gratification… for the immediate sweet tooth, this is your recipe.
My modifications: 1) a full egg, because I didn’t separate the yolk; 2) one T white sugar and one T honey, because I didn’t have brown sugar; 3) 1/4 cup whole wheat flour to absorb the extra liquid from the full egg + honey. I will add 1/4t vanilla next time (and there will be a next time). I did make sure my microwave was at 80% per the original recipe, and I think that’s important.
To clarify… 1/4 cup whole wheat flour instead of 1/4 cup white flour. Whole wheat flour absorbs more liquid than traditional white flour, which I needed due to the egg whites & honey.
So yummy! Came out perfect
If you follow this recipe, it turns out perfect. Don’t look at all the bad reviews. My family and I are all on the couch eating our own little cookie in a mug. I just made four of them. Each one turned out perfectly.
If your batter is crumbly/dry add a splash of milk to the batter before microwaving it’s. And serve with whip cream. The splash of milk really helps. Please try before leaving a bad review lol. So amazing!!!
I had to try this recipe after you mentioned it in your post about recipes fails and the many comments it has received over the years (such a fun read by the way LOL).. Let me start by saying, I have attempted a couple of other mug cookies (I made your funfetti version years ago and it didn’t turn out for me…baker error I am sure). I made another one last summer. It’s was just so so. I made two of these at the same time since I didn’t want to waste an egg (one for me and one for my husband). One of the mug cookies was better than the other because more egg got in one. I couldn’t tell you which one. All in all, it was tasty but I think I am an actual cookie girl more than a mug cookie BUT this recipe was super fun to make and eat with my toddler. Thanks for having all sorts of recipes on your blog—from fancy to everyday, your cooking/baking style resonated with me.
This was the worst mug cookie I have ever had.
Try adding a bit of vanilla extract and milk, it really helps 🙂
This is our go-to mug recipe…my husband asks for it so often I have it memorized! I always do a double batch (2 mugs) so I don’t have to waste the egg white. Also do 1T butter, 1T coconut oil. I add a splash of vanilla, include an extra pinch of Stumptown-Jacobsen coffee salt, and add a mix of dark chocolate and butterscotch chips. Microwave for 1min, check and then hit it again for another 90sec on high. Bottom line- the recipe is flexible and can handle variations. We’ll keep using it!!!
Eh. I made this and it doesn’t taste as good as it sounds. I did the exact measurements and it was not a liquid consistency whatsoever. Wouldn’t make this recipe again.
Really good!! I subbed out regular flour for oat flour, only used 1 tbsp sugar and it tasted just like a cookie.
look closely at the mug you use- larger, thicker walled mugs cook it differently than a thin walled, lighter (in weight) mug- notice the mug Mel uses- it’s large and wide.
I used the largest widest mug I had (2 cup volume)
And it was perfect! Delicious!!!
I was really craving a chocolate chip cookie but didn’t want to make a whole batch. This was the next best thing. I followed the recipe, but added a little vanilla, it was perfect! So delicious, really satisfied that cookie craving!! I’m very surprised with the comments below because this was super tasty! I will make this again!
We have been trying a different mug cake/cookie recipe every weekend, trying to find our favorite. This by far has been the worst yet. I followed the recipe to a t. It comes out a super weird texture (it’s very off putting). In addition, the flavors are not quite right.
I have to say I’m impressed with the recipe even though I used arrowroot to replaced all purpose flour and 2 tablespoons of coconut sugar i stade of white and brown sugar. It was lovely for a night time craving.
And to Emily down below in the comments, I do know what a proper batter looks like!!!
Incredibly disappointing. I followed the recipe exactly. First off, before I put it in the microwave, the mix was crumbly and dry because there are not enough wet ingredients included in the recipe. Secondly, the whole thing came out wet and soggy and no matter how long I cooked it in the microwave, it was still wet. I am sorely p*ssed and angry because I wanted a quick cookie dessert and instead I ended up wasting ingredients and quality chocolate chips. To anyone who is reading this: DON’T USE THIS RECIPE!!! you will just end up wasting time and money.
Sounds as if you have bigger problems than a cookie recipe. I would recommend therapy coupled with an anger management class.
Incredibly disappointed. Saw so many good reviews and was excited, but this came out terrible. Waste of my time and ingredients. I followed the recipe exactly and it was disgusting. sad.
This was not good, I’m sorry. Even doing wet ingredients first, it was still dry and crumbly. It tastes like hot flour. Definitely need milk and vanilla or something to creamy this up.
I went into this extravaganza with the upmost joy. I came out most disappointed. This recipe was flavorless, except for the mouth full of egg and butter I received while eating it. This desperately needed vanilla, a quintessential flavor in a cookie. This “cookie” was more of a sponge than the main character on show spongebob that my children watch on the tellie. This was absolutely Reevaluating.
Don’t listen to the negative reviews! This was absolutely delicious.
Just follow the recipe and it will turn out perfect, and if it’s a little dry for your taste, add some ice cream on top just like the video.
Sounds like the people who left bad reviews don’t know what a proper batter should look like in the first place – no point in being negative if you haven’t even made it properly.
Oh, and lots of microwaves are different! I suggest popping it in for 10/15 second intervals to avoid overcooking.
Anyway, highly recommend!!
Ummmmm there’s no vanilla? This cookie straight up does not taste good. I’m not picky, but both my husband and I threw this out after two bites. Desperately needs vanilla, otherwise the cookie batter (minus chocolate chips) is just flour and butter flavor.
This was the perfect single serving dessert! Thank you so much Mel. I used another’s suggestion and added a splash of milk rather than an egg yolk. My mug cookie came out dense and cookie dough like — just wonderful.
As I didn’t read the comments my mixture was crumbly so I added 1 tablespoon of apple sauce and it was delicious! Highly recommend.
YUM!, Quick and gooey. Just what I wanted, one chocolate chip cookie and this recipe nailed it.
Oooo this was yummy!! Added a dash of vanilla when mixing the wet ingredients. So gooey and perfect consistency. Definitely a go-to recipe!!
I actually really enjoyed this. A lot of mug brownies or cookies can become really dry or be crumbly when cooked, but mine was the perfect consistency (I put the wet together, and then slowly added the flour, as cookies should be made). However, the portion was a little bit small (a good size for me) but you may want to double it if you’re feeling a little indulgent. I could have appreciated a little less egg in the cookie, but that’s unavoidable, because you can’t really put in a quarter of an egg in a recipe. But overall, the flavor was great (I used dark chocolate chips) and with a little ice cream, it makes quite the treat. I would definitely make it again.
Uhhhhhhhh. No, it was not very good. It was super dry and bland nothing like the picture. But, I am still surprised it made a cookie. 3 stars
I am a cookie fanatic, and this recipe is amazing!! I tried to make it a little healthier by using stevia in place of the granulated sugar and oat flour using the same proportions, and OMG. I also added a splash of vanilla, and basically, this is going to be my new breakfast, lunch, and dinner!!
Yum! I thoroughly enjoyed the texture and flavor of this. Hit the spot when I just wanted a quick and small warm dessert. I will be making this again!
i was looking up recipes for chocolate chip cookie mug cakes and this was the first one. i’m so glad i picked this one because after reading the comments i immediately went down to try it out. i didn’t have any brown sugar so i added a tbsp of honey instead and it tastes great. i also added vanilla like a lot of people were and i definitely recommend.
it’s 5 stars for me!
Well Mel you enticed me into reading these comments today after seeing your insta story (thank you for making my last two hours of a slow work day fly by) so I HAD to make this tonight to evaluate for myself. I had low expectations, but let’s be honest, I’ve never made anything disappointing from your collection, so how bad could it be? I followed the directions EXACTLY, and it should be no surprise that it came out absolutely delicious and the perfect treat! Thank you Mel for another great kitchen success! You’ve never steered me wrong.
It was fine, I added a tiny bit of vanilla and made double the amount in a larger mug. So I don’t know if my outcome would’ve been the same if I had just done the normal amount in a small mug, so I will try again. But it came out super spongy without much flavor. I was hoping for more of a cookie texture but it came out very spongy and bouncy
I’ve heard tales about these comments, finally read them tonight, then headed straight downstairs to try the recipe! It’s quite good! It fulfills the purpose of a microwaved dessert in a mug: fast, easy, tasty. The haters are either trolling or making the recipe wrong. I’ll definitely make this again when the need arises!
For some reason the star rating option doesn’t show up for me anymore, but 5 stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Very easy to make but tastes spongey. Not enjoyable.
This was just what I was looking for! Made it once with unrefined coconut oil and was good with the coconut taste but then tried with butter instead and I much preferred that way! I love soft chocolate chip cookies straight out the oven and that’s exactly what this tastes like. I made with chocolate chunks but want to try with M&Ms or butterscotch chips in the future!
Excellent. Didn’t have an egg so I just added a splash of milk for the missing moisture and it tasted like a gooey cookie straight from the oven. Thank you!
Best chocolate chip cookie in a mug recipe, and although it is still super tasty without it I added in 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla.
This was excellent! I put a few walnuts in it as well and topped it with frozen vanilla yogurt.
I would pass on this recipe. Decided to make this for a quick sweet treat.. the final product was very crumby and crunchy and lacking overall flavour. It would probably taste better with a splash of vanilla and more moisture like milk/butter. I’ve made plenty of mug desserts before and this wasn’t worth making for me.
IN. CRED. IB. LE. (incredible) I am obsessed with this recipe! Mel did a WONDERFUL job at making this. I will definitely go here for more recipes in the future! I will say though, if you add a little less flour (I did 3 1/2 Tablespoons) and a hint of vanilla, the recipe comes out more spongey, if thats what your looking for. I made it both ways before commenting. I personally like the spongey one. BUT. If you do it exactly as instructed it is INCREDIBLE. It literally tasted like a crunchy chocolate cookie. Either way is delicious and thank you Mel for giving me options for cookies! (I am under 18 and not allowed to use the oven.)
Came out great – Remember to follow directions carefully folks.
You made my daughter’s night with this recipe. This one is a keeper!
This recipe turned out fine, and it cured the sweet tooth! I followed the directions exactly so there wasn’t any weird cooking, but the final product did seem a little chewy. It was more cake consistency than cookie, but like I said we still enjoyed it!
I’ve made this twice, and been happy both times. My only modification is that I add a splash of vanilla, because I just know that I love vanilla. Perfect for a one person serving of something sweet! It doesn’t have quite the texture of a baked cookie- but that’s to be expected! And it’s darn close enough, so I’m a happy camper.
I followed the recipe except I added a splash of milk and a splash of vanilla and it came out great! Moist and perfect flavor!
Some of these comments are downright laughable. I think Mel has someone who is leaving awful comments. How that many people can screw up one recipe is beyond me. I’ve made this several times and it comes out perfect every single time. Maybe some of these people need a basic cooking class. Mel’s recipe is great.
I love this recipe! I’ve made it many times, and it’s satisfied my cookie cravings many times when I don’t have the energy to bake. I add a teaspoon of vanilla, and it helps make the batter less dry. I saw a comment about it tasting like egg, and to that I would say make sure to melt the butter in a different cup, and if you have to melt it in the mug, make sure you leave the mug to cool for a bit. Otherwise, the egg yolk will get a bit cooked. To the commenters who are straight up rude, please be respectful. We should all be thanking the people who put a lot of time and effort into making these recipes, all to post them for us to all access for free. Chill out and try another recipe, or maybe learn to set your expectations a bit lower for something that comes out of a microwave.
I don’t know how people are messing this up. Microwaves do vary so I guess that could be why. Someone said their egg was uncooked but how?? If everything is mixed properly you would not see uncooked egg, it would be uncooked dough… unless I’m missing something. But I’m guessing they didn’t properly mix, and the instructions give a good tip on this. The taste is great for a recipe that takes 2 minutes to make. It’s not a gourmet cookie but a good fix for a late night sweet tooth. I didn’t find any issue with the ratios but maybe that comes down to preference in taste. Someone mentioned adding milk which is something I don’t personally think it needs. If it’s too dry I would add more butter not milk.
This was absolute trash. Wouldn’t recommend. I came out with a sponge instead of a cookie.
Double brown sugar, 1.5x granulated (or not), add 1/2 tbs milk and it should be worthwhile. Whoever wrote this “recipe” shouldn’t be sending people their garbage
Heya Bob! You should start a food blog! Sounds like you already have a keen eye to adapting recipes. Oh, also, when you do, keep in mind that you don’t actually need to send anyone recipes. And you don’t have to force or pay people to make them! Everyone who ends up here (and on your future food blog) will do so of their own free will and choice. Pretty cool, huh? (Also, just simply out of curiosity, did you actually MAKE this recipe before adapting or rating? That’s impressive.)
Followed the instruction and it came out great!
Ratios are very off. Does the creator live in a desert or a rainforest?
BOB, where do you live? Maybe try adding a heaping tablespoon of manners and a full cup of class to your personality and see what happens!
This is literally the BEST mug cake I have ever eaten in my entire life! I really do not understand why everyone is complaining in the comments section. Mel has gifted the world with such a fantastic and easy recipe and all you guys do is trash it. Why? It’s not her fault that you can’t make a simple mug cake. She clearly stated everything specifically, if you have problems read her instructions properly because this recipe deserves 5 stars, not a 4.3!
Follow the direction note of mixing order. So darned good! Top with Maldon before ice cream!!!
A sad disappointment, me and my friend tried it and did everything you said but it turned out with the egg uncooked and the egg is just to over powering.
I have not made these- but maybe you added the egg white along with the yolk?
I want to make these!
Omg this was so good! You just need to stir in everything super well! Like after you have put in one thing STIR then put another thing in you need to stir again! I also recommend using vanilla! it tastes more sweet then salty.
My first attempt failed but I will hopefully try again:)
I have not tried this a second time but I failed at my first attempt to make this:(
omg the first one i did was horrid and and the second one was great
This was SO GOOD. I made this in a batch of two and added 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract and baking soda. It turned out fluffy and felt more like a cake than a cookie. Not dry at all!
Delicious! Fantastic with the smallest bit of vanilla extract added.
I just made this and it was delicious! It’s the best microwave dessert I’ve ever made the only thing I did differently was double it and used a whole egg, and cooked in a bowl for two minutes. Yummy!!
I’ve made this recipe as a quick go-to so.many.times. It’s a perfect recipe when I follow it!
It’s really good! I’ve been using this recipe for a few years now, Just gotta be sure not to overcook it!
i may have messed up the recipe, but i added sprinkles instead of chocolate chips because i couldn’t find mine and only used 3tbsp of flour. i have a 1100 watt microwave and microwaved it for 45sec. the result was a sort of buttery cookie, but was very tasty! would recommend.
sounds like you either love or hate this recipe and I love it – it tastes exactly like a chocolate chip cookie that just came out of the oven.
Dangerously good and easy. Super rich, I’d say ice cream or a tall glass of milk is necessary!
My god the drama in the comments
I followed the recipe the only addition I added was a tsp of vanilla. I made sure to pack the tsp of brown sugar too not loose measure. It looks just like the picture.
It was moist, sweet, and tasty not dry at all. I think people either add too much flour or over microwave.
Will it taste exactly like a cookie? No because this is a microwave dessert. Will it remind you of a cookie? Yes. I think adding some toasted walnuts once cooked would be a great addition!
Thank you for the tips and sensible reminder of what the recipe is trying to achieve.
I really loved this recipe, I only use one additional ingredient, milk, just a little to make the dough less dry. And the chocolate I use was dark it make this perfect.
HOW in the world is this cookie so amazing?! Ah, doughy and chewy to the max, and absolute perfection overall. (don’t ask me how many times I’ve made it, too many for sure) I always add a few drops of vanilla for added dimension. THANK YOU for this recipe, Mel!
i am going out of my way to comment under this recipe because i have NO IDEA why anyone is rating this recipe below 3 stars. its a MUG COOKIE, not an actual oven cookie recipe. its not meant to be incredible. its going to be a little dry and crumbly because its going into a freaking microwave.
i added a few drops of vanilla with my recipe. it turned out absolutely fine, but obviously was dry and so i had ice cream with it. this is a good recipe, and one of the better mug cookie recipes out there. i give it a 5 for what it is. the rest of y’all just can’t cook or something
Ew dont try this, read comments first.
My microwave smelled as if I were cooking eggs.
It’s doughy and dense. Effing nasty.
This recipe was horrible as it is but i was actually really good with some modifications i did.
– soften the butter instead of melting it
– add about 1/2 a tsp of vanilla extract
– use about 1 tbs and a half more or less of flour instead of 1/4 of a cup
– make sure to set the microwave power setting to 80% of its power to avoid overcooking it and it turning like a rock
– refrigirate mixture for about 5 minutes before cooking
– let sit for 1 to 2 minutes after so it finishes cooking completely
Lol ok Melayne…..
Not good. Gross actually. Now I feel like I have a rock in my stomach.
It was the worst mug dessert recipe I’ve tried. Tough, spongy, bland with the exception of the chocolate chips.
Really good! Thanks! I just cooked for 40 sec instead of a min
This is the worst recipe ever
This is TERRIBLE! So so dry. Felt like i was mixing dirt.
To actually make this a mug cake I added
2 tablespoons of apple sauce(Adding 2 tbsp milk or 1 1/2 tbsp plain yogurt is just as good, I happen to be out of it)
1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 tablespoon of butter(added to original 1 tbsp)
Cocoa powder(personal preference)
Cooked for 1 min 20 secs (instead of the original 1 min)
this is not a mug cake. it is a mug cookie. it is going to be dry
This mug cake is amazing but it’s a bit dry so I would recommend that you put in 2 tablespoons of milk in.
Egg in a microwave?! I was skeptical, but gave it a try… Don’t do it. They were rubbery and gross. My 2yo pushed his away and asked for a twizzler. I wish I had rated the raw batter. Now THAT was delicious!
terrible the cake was so spongey and i practically took the whole cake out without it crumbling or without any separation.
I think. I think I just made a scone. Would definitely try again with some milk and vanilla for a more cookie-like result
Horrible. I did everything it said and it turned into scrambled eggs and chocolate. smh gross
Turned out smelly and tasting like a scrambled egg.
Tastes like a real cookie! Will definitely make it again! Thank you!!
I would skip this one. Followed the recipe, even turned down the microwave power. It was crumbly and dry when cooked. It didn’t taste terrible but not good either; wish I’d just eaten it raw. Maybe less flour/more liquids would help. First time I’ve ever tried a cookie-in-a-mug recipe, maybe they’re all like this. I’ll try another recipe to find out.
This was a big ball of yuck. Sorry y’all.
friends, i have to warn you, this recipe was ATERRIBLE. I live alone and haven’t left the house since the beginning of lockdown, so given those circumstances i’m a little short on ingredients. but my craving for sweets was driving me a little CUH-RAY-ZZEEE with extra Z’s, so I made some substitutions: fine white terrarium sand for flour; 20W15 motor oil for coconut oil; wood chips from the hamster cage in place of chocolate chips; wasp honey for sugar; and i figured 1 Tbsp of spider eggs could fill in for an egg yolk in a pinch. well, let me tell YOU, it turned out AWFUL. so dry and crumbly, and not sweet at ALL, bitter in fact, and then ON TOP OF THAT i sweated and hallucinated for twenty hours after finishing it as i flushed the toxins out of my system. (of course i finished it, you sillies! i’m not going to waste good spider eggs!.) cannot recommend in good conscience. four stars.
My favorite review ever. Haters gonna hate
Thank you Mark for making me laugh out loud as I make dinner tonight
Best review ever! Thanks for the late-night chuckle, Mark!
Great recipe! I’m not sure why so many people had difficulty with it? I used butter, added a bit of baking soda, vanilla extract and a bit of warm water. It turned out wonderfully.
I was hungry so I made this without any chocochips becasue we didnt have any but it was still delicious 🙂
Also no egg because again, our house is basically out of everything but it still tasted good
Nice but a bit crumbly, would maybe use less flour in future
Don’t make this, it’s disgusting. If the dough tastes like nothing you know the cookie will taste like nothing. I made zero changes to the recipe and it’s a tasteless, dry, gross cookie. It made me feel physically sick after a few bites. Wow.
Unbelievably dry and crumbly. Would make a great bread crumbs recipe it’s so damn dry. Followed the recipe to a T, even added quite a bit of milk because it didn’t look anywhere near a cookie batter. It was actually microwaved for less than a minute so it wouldn’t overcook but no use. Microwaved, it looks ok but i take a scoop and it all breaks apart. Completely tasteless other than the chocolate, It’s really just flour and chocolate. DO NOT make if you want a cookie unless you want to be disappointed, or just want tasteless crumbs.
The finished product is nowhere near this perfect looking cookie. Followed the directions to a T, even added quite a bit of milk since it was so dry i couldn’t even get it off my spoon. Microwaved, it looks fine but i take a scoop and its like melted chocolate+plain flour. Most dry, crumbly cookie recipe I’ve seen.
I followed the recipe to a tee and it turned out terribly. I never even got it out of my cup. Probably the worst thing I’ve eaten, ever.
I used the coconut oil option. It came out perfect. Not crumbly at all.
We just made this and it came out perfect! Thank you!!
Lol yeah this is an absolutely horrible recipe. AVOID
I thought this recipe was lovely! Obviously not as good as an oven-baked cookie, but if I want those cookies I’ll make them. Ive tried mug cookies before and they weren’t good at all. At least this one was enjoyable! I used coconut oil instead of butter, so I think next time I’ll use butter to get that delicious extra flavor! Didnt have any ice cream so I used whipped cream and it was lovely!
I just can’t with these comments. Almost crying with laughter. Oh my goodness, Mel, how do you keep up with this hot mess?
But to the point: Made as written and it worked like a charm. I only wish I had some ice cream! But it’s good solo.
Uhhh, I burned my cookie in my microwave, and kinda started a fire in my house… I don’t know what happened. I turn around for just a second, and boom. There’s smoke coming out of the Microwave, and the smell of burnt popcorn hits me. The fire alarm immediately starts blaring. I pick up the mug and throw it in the sink and turn on the water as fast as possible to not burn my hands, and hell, I even went to my fridge and threw some ice in there as well.
why rate the recipe a 1 star? if yours started burning you probably didn’t use a microwave safe mug. Your fault not the recipe’s…
This is a delicious little snack. Beyond me how commenters change the recipe then complain. Wonderful as long as you follow the recipe and don’t over cook
So… I might have quadrupled it… twice… within an hour… it said no judging stop looking at me like that. I overcooked but it was still the best mug dessert I’ve ever had
So I might have quadrupled the recipe. I overcooked but this is still the best mug cookie/cake I have ever had
Yum! For a quick fix, this recipe does the job! I regularly bake chocolate chip cookies, so I am not unfamiliar with how this dough should go together. Wet, mix, then dry, mix – stick to that and you will be fine. My only changes were adding a small bit of vanilla and using mini m&m’s rather than chocolate chips.
it was really good i had some of it with icecream if anyone knows how many calories are in this thatd be great
This was not good. I’m thinking tasty microwaved baked goods are a pipe dream.
Ok, so I did not have any eggs so I had to use a tbsp of oil then I added a splash of vanilla. Other than that I did the exact same thing. After making it, it LOOKED awesome! Great for pictures if that all you want. I tried it. SUPERR dry! Crumbly and dry. I then added milk over the top. After that it tasted okay. It gave it a cookie dough texture though. All in all, do not try this recipe!
You left out the egg though…how are you going to give two stars to a recipe where you left out an ingredient?
Hi so I made this recipe and it turned out really well! I would recommend some things, it you burnt it try going 30 secs at a time and maybe add some vanilla, maple or almond extract. I also recommend adding a little more than a tablespoon of butter so that it’s not dry or crumbly. It’s not the perfect recipe but with some tweaking it tastes really good!
very bad. it’s so hard and crumbly and i followed it perfectly. I wish i read the comments first.
This is an OK mug cookie but is very crumbly
This recipe was not too good. When it came out, it tasted more like bread than an actual cookie. It was not that tasty and I would not recommend it.
This was a quick and delicious cookie ‘fix’ without having to devour an entire batch recipe. I’m celiac and substituted Cup4Cup gluten free flour. The recipe still turned out great! Thx!
it was good! very filling and sweet, but the consistency was good and there were no complaints from me. obviously not the best cookie ever, but great for a sweet fix. i’m not sure why there are so many negative comments.
Made some changes as I didn’t feel like cracking an egg.
Added 1/2 extra scoop brown sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
Substituted egg for 1TBSB half and half cream
Pinch of baking powder
More of a Chewy caramel like texture- very yummy.
it’s puzzling to me why so many bad reviews on this recipe. Either me or my kids make this little treat at least three or four times a week after dinner. Is it a gourmet, life changing, award winngin dessert? No. But is it a simple, fast, and tasty way to get a sweet fix? yep. We love it. and I’m not exaggerating when I say we’ve made it 40+ times over the years. My theory for why it isn’t working out for some is 1) too much flour. We’ve learned our lesson the hard way on that one (like when my 4-year old helps measure). the flour shouldn’t be packed in, just lightly measure it. And if the dough is still dry and crumbling add a splash of milk. 2) cook it on lower power for your microwave. It should just be soft baked and melty. Not trying to be judgy. But I can’t see how anyone could mess this up. it’s easy and our favorite after dinner treat.
This cookie was very good, I mean as good a chocolate chip cookie could be for being made in a mug. When I made this recipe I doubled all of the ingredients because mug cakes are usually a bit small, and I found it to be really delicious. But I also had to cook it in the microwave for an extra minute. Totally recommend!
it was okay for a cookie in a mug. keep in mind that this was SO filling. after eating the whole cookie i felt like throwing up. also it was VERY sweet. id recommend cutting the recipe in half and trying that before you go in with the big recipe.
i look up mug cake and got this recipe for some reason, i didn’t realize it was a mug cookie not a cake, so at first i thought it didn’t work but then i realized it was for a mug cookie, so i think most of the negative reviews were referring to a mug cake. overall for a mug COOKIE recipe it was pretty good
Wish I would have read comments before. Wasn’t very good and disappointed.
This was a soggy wet mess. How do you remove this from the top searches?
Y’all just need to calm down. This is not the most amazing cookie you’ve ever had in your lifetime. It was created to fill a quick need for a single chocolate chip cookie. I subbed plant milk for the egg along with a smidge of ground flax seed. I also added a tiny splash of water, along with some tiny homemade toffee squares and a few chocolate chips. Yumm! It hit the spot, especially with scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. If you want a real chocolate chip cookie then search for Mels chocolate chip cookie recipes, make the dough, scoop it all out, and freeze it on pans in the freezer. Then you can pull one out whenever you have a craving for that perfect chocolate chip cookie you’re obviously looking for. Problem solved!
I made this and followed the directions to the T. The “cookie” came out pancake like. Except wit tasted like uncocked flower.
Awful. Did not work. Was very disappointed
Wow, I’m just speechless. I attempted this recipe THREE times and each cookie ended up terrible and resulted in a bad stomachache. So thank you everyone that rated this cookie 4/5 stars! You tricked me into believing I would at least get a semi descent cookie that didn’t taste like Play-dough. The texture was both wet and dry, it was like trying to eat drying cement.
I had a great laugh at your comment hahah !! Thank you for that honesty! My daughter and I were about to try it, then we read a few comments, now we will try a different recipe haha! Thanks!!
This recipe was very bad- I tried it twice, this time in 30 second intervals and it does not taste good. I’d recommend using another recipe.
If only I had read the comments before attempting this monstrosity of a cookie.
This ends up more like a mug cake than a mug cookie. I think the sugar:flour ratio is too low—should work better with only 3tbsp flour instead of 1/4 cup, closer to a regular cookie recipe
I’ve tried a lot of mug cookies/ cake recipes and this is by far the absolute best one I’ve tried yet!! Would love to see more recipes you create!
Was more like a cake than a cookie, but it satisfied my craving ♀️
Wow!So yummy.Mmm I was craving something sweet.And the first thing that came to my mind when I tries this was YUMMMMMMMY
Tried it as written, just added a couple drops of vanilla and it didn’t really work. The dough was crumbly even after mixing the wet alone and slowly adding flour. I put it in my microwave (700 watts) for a minute and a half. It looked completely unchanged so I put it back in full power for another 30. Still nothing, never came together. Thought I’d try it anyway because hey, I love raw cookie dough too and I’m not super picky but it just tasted bland. I used coconut oil because I had it on hand and that was basically all I could taste. It was like coconutty mush coated in chocolate because the chips all melted. I took a few bites and just pitched the rest.
Looking at other comments, maybe using a full egg and a raising agent like baking powder would at least help the consistency. I’d probably try butter next time for the flavor. Maybe a bit more salt too.
Only good thing from this is that it kept me from breaking my diet like I was going to. It’s not worth the calories.
love this recipe! I have made it so many times with great results. If anyone is interested in avoiding the egg yolk you can add about a tablespoon and a half of whole milk instead, works perfectly!
I looked to the comments before I tried this, and my expectations were low but I was desperate for a sweet treat in a jiffy with the things I had on hand.
I would agree that it’s a little more on the cake side. I was ready to make a double batch in one mug but I’m glad I didn’t because she did puff up almost double.
I also would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this with a Lil drop of vanilla and dark chocolate instead, it’s a vibe. My microwave also isn’t as powerful so I went for another 30 seconds and was pleasantly surprised when I touched and it bounced back. Not sure what all the fuss is about in the comments tbh
Not a good cookie in a mug. Terrible flavor.
This looks so good! I really want to try it with Nutella in the middle
This was delicious! Perfect for a late night craving. I suggest using unsalted butter, and adding vanilla! Make sure to let it cool completely before eating it. Awesome recipe!
Not even close to a cookie. Not good. Needs a lifting agent. Also extremely grainy and dry. What a let down.
To be honest this recipe is terrible. First of all the consistency is weird and is more like pancake batter. Second after it’s cooked it’s REALLY dry. Not to mention bland. I even added some vanilla for flavor and not even that helped. In all its more like a cake than a cookie and I don’t suggest making it. Especially since it gave me and my mom a stomach ache.
This recipe was not that good. It was very dry and Very Grainy! I also got a small stomachache after eating it. I do not recommend this recipe if you want a good dessert.
It was so delicious ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
THE RECIPE WAS TERRIBLE! IT WAS SO HARD EVEN AFTER I COOKED IT ONLY FOR A MINUTE. NOT ONLY THAT BUT I HAD STOMACH ACHE AFTER EATING IT.
PLEASE DO NOT MAKE IT
I agree. I had this same problem.
This is actually a really good recipe and it tast good it just smells a bit odd but whatever you know
added a splash of vanilla, and used only brown sugar for more flavor. will use less flour next time! not amazing, but good enough to satisfy the craving
Made this gluten free by adding oat flour instead, came out great! Thanks for the recipe.
It was very dry and bland. I’d recommend putting a splash of vanilla to add more flavor. Overall, it was convenient to make at 3 am without waking my family. I would recommend if you’re in a pinch.
Absolutely terrible recipe
We used a whole quail egg in each batter instead of an egg yolk – worked perfectly !
Thanks for the fantastic recipe ♡
I made this and let me tell you it was delicious! I mixed the suggested ingredients first, then added the flour. I had to add a couple splashes of water from the sink (they probably added up to 1 tablespoon) because the flour made the dough so dry. It turned out fine, and looked just like the picture. I would wait a minute or two before eating, but it looked so good I had to try. It was still steaming when I finished it. 🙂 Also, it is a great size for one to have as a desert after lunch! I think it would be good with ice cream but I had it without and loved it just as much! Thanks, Mel!
*When adding flour also add water as it needs it
*Great taste, great size for one to enjoy!!!!
This was delicious! It tasted like an oven baked cookie! One thing i would say though is that the cookie got very dry, hard, and bland after a while. Other than that, this cookie was delectable!
I needed a sweet fix before my baby woke up to nurse, which happens…..often, and quickly. Whipped this up and thoroughly enjoyed! I think next time I’ll add a splash of milk as it was a hair dry for my taste, but overall I couldn’t ask for more out of a cookie I whipped up in under 2 minutes.
I love this recipe! Works really well!
To dry and did not rise at all and taste BLAND
Tastes and feels more like a cake but its good
Tastes really good all though it was really hot and I had to wait a long time for it to cool off
Of corse it needs to cool!
Doubled the recipe but added baking soda and baking powder and only used one whole egg. And lots of vanilla
Best and easiest mug cake!! Whenever I bake cookies I add some vanilla so I added a splash to this one as well.
That’s a very good idea, to add vanilla. I will try that next time for sure!
It was SUPER DRY!!! Made two of them one came out kind of dry and the second one wasn’t even sticking together.
Found this recipe today and made ONE for me. Well, per usual, my daughter had to have one after tasting mine. I used butterscotch chips since thats all I had on hand. Thanks!
It’s good but next time o recommend only 1 table spoon of chocolate chips it was kind of overpowering I will definitely make again I loved it!
Sure- It tasted eh? It was so so SO dry and crumbly. I followed the recipe EXACTLY and it came out with the texture of sand. I managed to salvage it by crushing it further and eating it like a cereal.
it was okay. too dry and too dense.
I was out of eggs, so I replaced the egg yolk with 1 or 2 tablespoons of cream cheese…amazing!! Thanks for the awesome recipe!
Mel, I usually never leave reviews but I had to let you know what I thought. This mug cookie was amazing! I followed the recipe exactly and added a splash of vanilla. The texture was perfect. This warm cookie definitely satisfied my craving!
This. Was. Bomb.
Followed the recipe exactly – it was way too sweet. I couldn’t continue beyond the first few bites. I wish I had read the comments before attempting >.<
Added a splash of vanilla, used only one tablespoon of dark chocolate chips, and a tiny sprinkle of coarse sea salt over the top. Magnificent.
I put the egg white in by accident instead of the yolk. It tasted a little different but it was still ok. I couldn’t figure out why the batter was a different texture.
Did not have ice cream, that’s the only bad part of my experience I agree with everyone who said it is dangerously good. Definitely cut sugar to half and add vanilla. Thank you! I’m so happy now (nom nom nom)
It was so good and decadent however it needs to be pared with something vanillay to balance the flavors
Great recipe for a quick dessert! I DID make it the “wrong” way at first, and it was very crumbly 🙁 But once I mixed everything in the right order, it turned out amazing! I will say that I thought 2 TB of sugar was a bit too sweet for myliking, so next time, I will decrease it by half a TB. And I’m wondering if using an artificial sweetener like Splenda will work as well? Overall, a great recipe! Now, I have to go and make more for the rest of the family! ;P
This was the best mug cookie recipe I have found! Like warm gooey cookies. I followed the recipe exactly except because I am at a high altitude added about a 1/2 tsp of water. Perfect! Thanks for the great quick sugar fix.
Just made these tonight because my daughter really wanted one of those hot cookies with ice cream on top, like you get at some restaurants. It fit the craving perfectly. I did add a splash of vanilla, as some had suggested. And did your suggestion of making 2 at a time, so I could use a whole egg. I would definitely make it again.
do not try this recipe it melts and turns to liquid
I tried this recipe last night and the cookie didn’t rise or fully cook at all. I feel like this recipe is missing a leavening agent. I’ll be looking for another one.
I tried it with a friend and it didn’t cook and looked like trash and tasted bad. You could cook the for an hour in a microwave oven and it still won’t cook. They were so dry so we had to add extra things so it would form a cookie dough. Don’t do this recipe!!!!!!