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5 Minute Cookie

photo of a five minute cookie
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.
5 Minute Cookie
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.
close-up photo of a cookie on a napkin

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5 Minute Cookie

Servings: 1
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
This easy cookie cooks in the microwave and is an easy way to get a quick sugar fix!
4.5 from 4 votes


  • 1 tbsp unsalted 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


  • Place butter in an oversized microwave-safe mug. Melt in microwave for about 40 seconds (for cold butter) or until completely melted.
  • Add remaining ingredients except chocolate chips. Mix with a small whisk until dough comes together. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Slightly adapted from No. 2 pencil

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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40 comments on “5 Minute Cookie”

  1. We are just about try it. Wonderful recipe.

  2. This is INCREDIBLE!!!

  3. I really liked this! I thought it was super easy and really yummy! I made it for breakfast and added 1 tsp. of vanilla protein powder. I think I have found my new breakfast cookie!!

  4. instead of eggs i used water and it turned out like a cake lol

    • swapping eggs for water will definitely change the texture. it really does need egg to act as a binding agent and create the cookie structure

  5. This was amazing just as all of your other recipes are! My mom loves them too! <3

  6. Hi! I don’t have any brown sugar with me right now. Is it okay if I just replace it with regular white sugar? How will that affect the cookie? If possible, can you recommend an alternative to brown sugar?

    • Brown sugar helps keep the cookie moist. Only using white sugar will affect the texture and I’m not sure how well it will work for this recipe. If you have molasses, you can make your own brown sugar.

  7. So I was having a huge craving for cookies but it was 11 pm and I didn’t want a whole back. I multiplies the recipe by 4 (I wanted 4 cookies) and the recipe ended up making almost 15. They were very good so this wasn’t a huge problem but it makes more than one cookie per recipe.

    • I’m not quite sure how you got so many cookies! What you see pictured is all i got from the recipe. glad you liked them though

  8. 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…

    • 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.

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

    • 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

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

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

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

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

    • 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.

  14. 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. 😀 thanks for sharing this recipe. 😀 >:D< there! i gave you a hug! 😀

    • 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.

  15. 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?

    • 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.

  16. 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.

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

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

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

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