For a long time I have been searching for an easy and delicious dessert-in-a-mug recipe. I’ve tried a couple others that were definitely easy – actually probably easier than this one – but did not taste as delicious as I had hoped. When I came across this recipe on Pinterest, I pinned it to my desserts board but honestly didn’t have high hopes. I had already tried a couple others that had failed so I figured that this just wasn’t the easy and delicious kind of dessert I was hoping for.
One day, I was in a dessert mood and searching my recipes for something easy, and delicious to make – as usual. I paged through recipe books, checked some of my favorite blogs and then searched through my Pinterest boards. I then came across this chocolate chip cookie in a cup recipe. I remembered that I hadn’t had much success with this type of recipe in the past, but after I looked through the ingredients and instructions I decided to give it a try. There were no weird ingredients, in fact the process was pretty much how you would imagine baking a single chocolate chip cookie – just tiny amounts of all of the normal ingredients! You can find the recipe here.
Good news – this recipe is REALLY good. It takes less than 5 minutes total from mixing to eating and uses all ingredients that I generaly always have on hand. Another good thing about this recipe is that it would be fairly easy to customize. You could substitute the chocolate chips for any other kind of chip, add nuts, I would imagine you could even go crazy and add whatever you would add to a normal chocolate chip cookie!
What I was most surprised about was that it had pretty much the same consistency and texture as a normal chocolate chip cookie! Other dessert-in-a-mugs that I have tried have tended to have an almost spongy texture that was definitely not good. I’ve had it a couple of times too, so I know it wasn’t just a fluke that it turned out so well the first time!
Ease: A, not difficult at all and it takes less than a minute to cook!
Taste: A+, I’m a huge fan of chocolate chip cookies in general and luckily this one lived up to my expectations!
Would I make it again? I have, and I’m sure I will again! In the photo above I actually made it in a ramekin instead of a mug. The base was a little wider than most mugs that I have so it was flatter and more cookie like – it was also easier to photograph it in a shorter container! Another added bonus is that it only makes one cookie! It might be a bit larger than one normal chocolate chip cookie, but it is definitely does not amount to the 5 or 6 that I would eat if I made a whole batch.