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5 Minute Microwave Sprinkles Sugar Cookie

This microwave sugar cookie is so easy and the perfect treat when you’re craving something sweet. It’s ready in less than five minutes!

photo of Microwave Sprinkles Sugar Cookie

I am in love with the single serving cookies I’ve been creating, especially the birthday cake cookie.

This time though, I decided to play around with a microwave version.
photo of a sugar cookie with sprinkles
You can make the dough in about 2-3 minutes. Then it cooks in the microwave in just 50 seconds. And it’s ready!

Because we’re working with a microwave, there are certain sacrifices made. It doesn’t come out as perfectly round, and it doesn’t brown or get crispy around the edges like the oven version, but it’s fast and easy and still yummy. The cookie comes out soft and sugary and full of delicious Spring and Easter colored sprinkles.

photo of sprinkles

You can also cook this in a mug, and make it a mug cake cookie, but I prefer mixing the ingredients in a mug and then cooking it on parchment paper so that you can get the traditional cookie shape.
photo of sugar cookie broken in half

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Microwave Sprinkles Sugar Cookie

Servings: 1
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 4 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
This sugar cookie for one takes less than five minutes to make!
3.80 from 5 votes


  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp granulated white sugar
  • 1 tbsp whisked egg
  • 1 tbsp sprinkles


  • Combine all ingredients except sprinkles into a mug or small bowl, mixing with a small whisk until a smooth dough forms. Stir in half of the sprinkles.
  • Line a medium-sized microwave-safe plate with parchment paper. Scrape out dough into the middle of the parchment paper. Shape dough to resemble a cookie shape (like a thick round disc). 
  • Add remaining sprinkles to surface of the cookie. Microwave for approximately 50 seconds. You cookie might be done slightly sooner, but I don't recommend more than 50 seconds as it will turn the cookie hard and brittle. Cookie is best consumed right away.

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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39 comments on “5 Minute Microwave Sprinkles Sugar Cookie”

  1. I didn’t like it. It turned out as cake

  2. Way too much butter, took over the entire taste of the cookie.

    • Are you sure you measured correctly? There is only one tablespoon. Also, sugar cookies are meant to be sweet and buttery.

  3. It wouldn’t cook!

  4. Simple, delicious and super easy. Perfect if you are craving a cookie but you don’t have time to make a whole batch.

  5. Doubled the recipe, left out sprinkles but Added 1 tsp of almond and 1 tsp of vanilla, yum!

  6. soo good but i used egg whites, added a pinch of salt, and i put 1 spoon of flour at a time to get rid of lumps also you dont need parchment paper just put it in a mug

  7. gave me suger high super good you would think microwave cookie would be bad there super good also i used no eggs awsome

  8. Mine did not work out very well the dough was really crumbly so the cookie did not cook right

  9. Made this a million times thank you.

  10. can i leave it overnight!!

  11. Can you chill the dough(so it’s easy to shape and cut) before microwaving it?

  12. Can you put it in the microwave without parchment paper?

  13. I loved this! Everything was perfect other than I had to bake mine in the microwave for about a minute and 15 seconds and then had to put it in the fridge for a couple minutes, but it was still great! Thanks!

  14. Do you have to add the sprinkles

  15. Can you also put them in the oven to make them fresh for a longer while? And if you can should you put something else in them?

    • I’m not quite sure I understand your question. Are you asking if you can bake the cookie instead of cooking it in the microwave?

  16. If you’re making it a mug cake cookie should it also be in the microwave for 50 seconds?

  17. This recipe is a winner. Thanks for sharing it.

  18. I loved it, but mine didn’t rise.

  19. Oh this is so cute! My daughter would love making this – she likes funfetti, sprinkles, etc.