I am excited to share this recipe with you today! I didn’t think it was possible to make a cookie in the microwave and have it actually have the texture of a real cookie, but it’s possible!

I came across a recipe for chocolate chip cookie in a mug. You know how much I love my mug recipes. I didn’t have too high hopes. I had tried other cookie in a mug recipes before, but they never satisfied my cravings for a real cookie. But I decided to try it out, and I was surprised when a solid cookie popped out.

Not a cakey cookie or a slightly-denser-than-cake-so-we’ll-call-it-a-cookie type of cookie. But a genuine cookie. With crunch and all. The only issue I had was that when I made it in the mug, it looked quite ugly because I wasn’t able to shape the cookie. Also it was hard to get the cookie to pop out in one piece. Mine crumbled in several pieces.

So after gobbling up my first attempt, I immediately did it again. This time though, I opted to not make it in a mug. I mixed the ingredients with a fork in a  small bowl. Once the dough came together, I grabbed the dough and formed a cookie shape. Then I put it on a piece of paper towel on top of small plate and popped it into the microwave. And out came a perfectly formed cookie.

Give the cookie a little time to cool so it gets the crunchy texture, but after a few minutes you have an honest to goodness delicious cookie that satisfies chocolate chip cookie cravings.

[Update] I originally followed a recipe found on No. 2 pencil. Since then, I fiddled with the recipe and came up with my version, which is printed below.

More microwave cookie recipes:

Microwave Deep Dish Cookie

5 Minute Nutella Cookie

5 Minute Peanut Butter Cookie

Microwave Sprinkles Sugar Cookie

Microwave Matcha Cookie.

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5 Minute Cookie


1 tbsp butter
4 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 tbsp granulated sugar
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp whisked egg
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp semisweet chocolate chips


1. Place butter in an oversized microwave-safe mug. Melt in microwave for about 40 seconds (for cold butter) or until completely melted.
2. Add remaining ingredients except chocolate chips. Mix with a small whisk until dough comes together. Stir in chocolate chips.
3. Press dough evenly across the bottom of the mug. Or, if you want to make a traditional cookie, scoop the batter out of the mug and form it into a cookie shape (round thick disc) on a microwave-safe plate lined with parchment paper.
4. Cook in microwave for about 50 seconds. Let cookie cool a few minutes to firm up. Then eat immediately. Please note, cookie must be eaten immediately or it will dry out and harden after a while.


24 Responses to “5 Minute Cookie”

  1. caninecologne — November 6, 2012 at 7:13 am

    wow, can’t wait to try this! something for tc and her friends to make too!

    • Kirbie replied: — November 6th, 2012 @ 9:27 am

      Oh yes, this should be perfect for TC!

  2. Roger — November 6, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    lol yah definitely going to give this a shot. Perfect during breakfast while my eggs are cooking.

  3. Melissa @ No. 2 Pencil — November 6, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    This is great! I can’t wait to try it in a plate! Thanks so much for sharing:0)

    • Kirbie replied: — November 6th, 2012 @ 1:45 pm

      Thanks for making such a lovely easy recipe! It’s the first microwave cookie recipe that has really worked for me.

  4. Claire L — January 20, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    I made this recipe this evening and it worked splendidly! The cookie was soft but not cakey and delightfully buttery. Perfect! This might be even more dangerous for me than your mug cakes.

    • Kirbie replied: — January 21st, 2013 @ 9:25 am

      These are more dangerous than the mug cakes for me because I’m always craving cookies. hehe. Glad you like it!

  5. Gabby — February 10, 2013 at 7:25 am

    How many servings would this make? I’m planning to do this for Valentine’s.

    Another question (but this one might be stupid sooo), won’t the cookie mixture stick to the paper towel?

    • Kirbie replied: — February 11th, 2013 @ 10:00 am

      It only makes one cookie. The dough was oily enough that it didn’t stick to the paper towel for me, but if you are worried, you should use parchment paper as it definitely won’t stick to that.

  6. Alyssa — May 9, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    omg. i love this. we dont have an oven and i dont know how to bakeso this is perf. ill make a dozen of these for my bf. :D thanks for sharing this recipe. :D >:D< there! i gave you a hug! :D

    • Kirbie replied: — May 10th, 2013 @ 8:52 am

      Aw, thanks for the hug! These are best eaten the day off. I’ve found that microwave cookie and cakes don’t stand up as well the next day.

  7. Najat — May 12, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    the link for the ingredients is not working.. can you post them

    • Kirbie replied: — May 13th, 2013 @ 9:21 am

      I just checked and the link works fine. I don’t want to post the ingredients here because someone else created that recipe and I want to give that person credit for what she created.

  8. Kristina — March 14, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    I checked the link too and it is saying page not found. Sad face. Looks yummy though.

  9. Michelle — April 1, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    The recipe link is still down. You sure you can’t post with a credit?

    • Kirbie replied: — April 1st, 2014 @ 10:29 pm

      Hi Michelle, I will look through my files for the recipe and update

    • Kirbie replied: — April 2nd, 2014 @ 11:10 am

      Okay, I have updated with the correct link to the original recipe as well as my adapted version.

  10. Valeria — November 11, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    I doubled the portions and fried this up in a pan for delicious pancakes :d thanks!

    • Kirbie replied: — November 12th, 2014 @ 10:24 am

      interesting method!

  11. Janine — December 20, 2014 at 12:31 am

    Hi! Do you do you have a dozen version of this recipe? how do we multiply if we’ll make a dozen or more?

    • Kirbie replied: — December 20th, 2014 @ 5:34 pm

      do you have an oven? if you plan on making a dozen, i’d recommend you use one of the many regular chocolate chip cookie recipes on my blog. it’ll end up taking about the same amount of time as microwaving 12 times and this really is more of a quick fix. they don’t last as long as regular cookies and they don’t have as great of a texture

  12. Grace — December 10, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    They were very sticky after I added the flour, I couldn’t even mold them. And after I cooked them, they remained awkward little puffs…

    • Kirbie replied: — December 10th, 2015 @ 11:37 pm

      I’m sorry to hear that. I am confused when you say “they” The recipe is supposed to make one single cookie. Did you try to split it into two cookies because that is likely part of the problem.

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