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Microwave Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie

photo of a microwave pumpkin cookie

This single serving microwave cookie is ready in just a few minutes. As an added bonus, it’s also egg free! You mix everything in a mug, put it on a plate, and cook it for less than 1 minute for a soft pumpkin spice cookie. You can leave it in the mug too, but I like to hold and eat my cookies the traditional way.
photo of a cookie broken into oieces to show the melted chocolate chips
I’ve had really low energy lately. I think it’s the change in the weather. The shorter days, gloomier and colder weather, etc. So I haven’t had much desire for full-on baking projects like making big batches of pumpkin cookies, which is why my mug cakes come in so handy.
photo collage of mixing the batter and the cookie before its bakedphoto of a cookie broken in half
While my new cookbook (which is now available on Kindle* too!) has a whole section on cookie mug cakes, I actually did not do a pumpkin one. So here is my pumpkin cookie mug cake. The cookie is soft and cakey as most pumpkin cookies are. I highly recommend having the chocolate chips in there. The first version I did only had a smattering of chips on top (this last photo) and not in the actual batter and the batter just really felt like it was missing something. So after gobbling up that cookie, I made a second one chock full of chocolate chips (second photo) and while the shade of the cookie was a little darker, the melty chips made it taste so much better.

If you like recipes like this, check out my new book of nearly 100 microwave recipes! It’s available online, in-store, e-readers, and internationally too!

5 Minute Mug Cakes cookbook cover

You might like my microwave deep-dish cookie, too! Want a bigger batch of cookies? Check out my Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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photo of one pumpkin chocolate chip cookie

Microwave Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Mug Cake

Servings: 1 cookie
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
This single serving microwave cookie is ready in just a few minutes. As an added bonus, it's also egg free!
5 from 1 vote


  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 tbsp butter melted
  • 1/8 tsp + 1/16 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 heaping tbsp semisweet chocolate chips


  • Combine all ingredients except chocolate chips into an oversized mug and mix with a small whisk until batter is smooth. Stir in half of the chocolate chips.
  • Line a large round plate with parchment paper. Dump cookie batter onto plate. Batter will be quite sticky. Try your best to shape it into a round disc (like photo above). Add remaining chocolate chips on the surface.
  • Cook in microwave for about 50 seconds (careful not to overcook because just a few seconds can overcook the cookie). Let cookie cool for a few minutes before eating.

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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6 comments on “Microwave Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie”

  1. Really simple and satisfying.

  2. What a fantastic flavor from such a simple recipe. I tried making this in a mug and after fifty seconds it did not look finished. I cooked it a little longer and then found the cookie very very doughy. Was it the cook time that made it so doughy?

    • hmm, you may have overcooked it. I actually havent left this in a mug to cook before so time might need to be adjusted if you cook it directly in the mug.

  3. i’m always impressed with your microwave recipes! this looks yummy. and CONGRATS! you have a book?!!! 

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