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Learn how to make a perfect single serve chocolate chip cookie in the microwave! Satisfy your sweet tooth in minutes with this super simple microwave dessert recipe. 

chooclate chip cookie in a mug on a red plate with a fork.

Baking and cooking in the microwave has always been a favorite around Steamy Kitchen. You might think, “a chocolate chip cookie in the microwave?” YES and it works! This microwave cookie recipe is warm, buttery, sweet and salty, and comes together in just one minute. 

Why This Microwaved Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Works 

  • The quickest and most convenient way to make a chocolate chip cookie. 
  • This single serve recipe is perfect so you don’t eat too many cookies (we’ve all been there) and you also don’t have to share! 
  • Short preparation time and almost no clean up! 
  • This microwave chocolate chip cookie recipe is so easy, kids can learn how to make it too and you don’t have to be worried about the oven! 

Ingredient shot of microwave chocolate chip cookie.
Ingredients For Microwaved Chocolate Chip Cookie 

  • Butter, vegan alternative works great here 
  • Brown Sugar 
  • White or Cane Sugar 
  • Baking Powder 
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • Salt 
  • All Purpose Flour, Gluten free 1-1 works well! 
  • Chocolate Chips or Chopped Chocolate

How to Cook a Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie in the Microwave

  1. In a mixing bowl, microwave butter for about 30 seconds or until melted
  2. Combine brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, and vanilla extract; stir until mixture is a smooth liquid
  3. Add flour and chocolate chips, mix until you have a doughy texture
  4. Transfer cookie dough into a mug or ramekin and microwave on high for one minute
  5. Top with a scoop of ice cream and enjoy! 

We love baking a whole batch of gooey chocolate chip cookies from scratch and eating them right out of the oven, but sometimes an entire batch is too much (because we have zero self control). This recipe is perfect for when you just need a single serving dessert that you don’t feel like sharing with anybody.

This microwave cookie recipe is versatile and you can get wild with your mix-ins too! Since there is no egg, this cookie recipe can be made entirely vegan using a dairy free butter substitute. It can also be totally gluten free if you need it to be using a 1-1 gluten free flour blend that your trust. 

Fork digging into chocolate chip cookie in a red mug.
No Chocolate in the Pantry? No Problem! 

If you are somehow all out of chocolate you’re either crazy or you likely just polished off the last remnant of it last night for dessert. All joking aside, we have some delicious suggestions for add-ins that are some of our other favorite pantry staples! 

  • Raisins
  • White chocolate chips
  • Chopped Nuts of any kind, we love Macadamia! 
  • Marshmallows
  • M&M’s
  • Broken up pieces of any candy bar
  • Sprinkles

Up Close photo of a chocolate chip cookie in a red mug with chocolate chips on top.

Faqs

Do I Need to Grease the Inside of the Mug? 

Nope! The butter used in this chocolate chip cookie recipe is enough to grease the sides of your microwave safe dish. Your cookie shouldn’t stick. 

Can I Use this Method on Store Bought Cookie Dough?   

In theory, you could. However, from our experience it hasn’t worked out well. Unless you like scraping your cookie off of a plate before eating it, I highly recommend you make this super simple microwave chocolate chip cookie. Not to mention, it’s going to taste so much better than store bought! 

chooclate chip cookie in a mug on a red plate with a fork.

Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie

Make this super simple Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie in just one minute! Top it with a generous scoop of your favorite ice cream for the perfect single serve dessert.
Prep Time 4 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 492 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp butter dairy free if needed
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp of salt
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tsp flour gluten free if needed
  • 2 tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl, microwave butter for about 30 seconds or until melted
  • Combine brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, and vanilla extract; stir until mixture is a smooth liquid
  • Add flour and chocolate chips, mix until you have a doughy texture
  • Transfer cookie dough into a mug or ramekin and microwave on high for one minute
  • Top with a scoop of ice cream and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 492kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 3gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 313mgPotassium: 201mgFiber: 3gSugar: 35gVitamin A: 715IUCalcium: 95mgIron: 2mg
Keyword chocolate chip cookies, cookies, desserts, Easy Recipe, microwave, Microwave Recipes
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