Yesterday, I did something I promised myself I would never do….
I made a microwave cookie in a mug! Not what you were expecting?
I’ve seen these recipes on Pinterest before but always decided to not even open the link. What good could come of learning how to easily make a single cookie whenever you want? The answer is no good!
But last night I was jonesing for some sugar. I searched through my house and I couldn’t find anything except Tom’s Purdys chocolates I gave him for Christmas. It took every ounce of self control I had not to devour one of those peanut butter fingers.
But, unfortunately, my self control didn’t go that far because I went onto Pinterest and looked up a single serve chocolate chip cookie recipe.
I followed this recipe that I got from Sweetest Kitchen:
- 1 tablespoon (14g) unsalted butter (I used margarine, because that’s what I had)
- 1 tablespoon (13g) caster sugar (umm..I don’t even know what that means, so I used white sugar)
- 1 tablespoon (13g) dark brown sugar
- ⅛ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- small pinch salt
- 1 egg yolk, room temp if possible, but not necessary (as if I was going to wait for it to become room temp)
- 3 tablespoons (30g) plain flour (I used 4 to get the proper texture)
- 2 heaping tablespoons (30g) dark/semisweet chocolate chips
- Choose a microwave-safe mug/ramekin/small bowl. It doesn’t have to be large, as the cookie doesn’t rise like microwave cakes do, if at all.
- Place the butter in the mug and melt in the microwave; do this in 15 second intervals at about 70% power (it should be melted, not boiling). When you have small bits of butter remaining, take it out of the microwave and gently swirl, or stir, the butter until the bits have melted.
- To the melted butter, add sugars, vanilla and salt. Stir well.
- Add the egg yolk and stir well to combine.
- Add the flour, and stir until combined. The consistency of the dough should be similar to real cookie dough; if it’s too runny, add a touch more flour until the consistency is firmer, or if it’s too stiff, add a splash of milk.
- Add the chocolate chips and stir to evenly distribute throughout the dough. Flatten the surface of the dough with the back of the spoon.
- Microwave at about 70% power for 30-40 seconds. Do not overcook. For your first time, only cook for 30 seconds; if it’s still looking quite wet on top, microwave at 70% power for another 10 seconds. The cookie will continue to cook once it’s removed from the microwave, and it will be very hot.
- If you overcook it, it will be become dry and hard, so always err on the side of less cooking time.
I wish I could say it was terrible and I would never have it again but that just wasn’t true. It was amazing! A perfect soft, ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookie. So of course, all day I have been thinking and dreaming of that cookie and wanting another one. See why I promised I would never start?
I figured if I was going to have another cookie, at the very least I had to learn to make it
healthy healthier. So I got to experimenting. Now, I am not a good baker. In fact, I am pretty well known in my family for my poor baking abilities. But I figured, it’s a microwave…how hard could it be? Turns out not very hard. I think I nailed it on my first try. My lightened up version of the cookie was equally delicious!
My Lower Calorie Chocolate Chip Mug Cookie
1 Tbsp unsweetened apple sauce
1 Tbsp brown sugar
2 Tbsp whole wheat flour
2 Tbsp white flour
1 Tbsp oats
3 Tbsp egg whites
1/8 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp chocolate chips
- Mix together applesauce, sugar & vanilla
- Add in egg whites and mix well
- Add both types of flour & oats. Mix well.
- Mix in chocolate chips. Pat down top of dough
- On 80% power in microwave cook for 1 minute. Check it frequently so not to over bake. I stopped it at 40 seconds and then added 10 more second at a time until it was done.
Soooo good!! One thing I would say is that the portion size of this is pretty large! I wouldn’t really call it a single cookie, this is a full on dessert. So I think you could cut back on the portions and make a smaller cookie for a smaller treat.
Have you ever tried a single serve mug cookie?