I fell in love with this microwave chocolate chip cookie recipe, and I hope you will, too. Some links are affiliate links that earn me a commission if you purchase through them.
Last night, I craved dessert. Honestly, I blame my son. “Mom, can I have a chocolate chip cookie?”
Unfortunately, I had no cookies in the house. Well…maybe fortunately.
Once he mentioned it, however, I couldn’t shake the desire for a chocolate chip cookie fresh from the oven. The warm slightly gooey cookie with the melted chocolate? Oh yes please.
I didn’t want to make an entire batch and have all the cookies in my house, nor did I want to spend a half hour or more making and baking them. As I emptied the dishwasher and removed a ramekin I’d used for my homemade French onion soup, I paused.
A ramekin sized cookie would be perfect. Technically, I could have made just one and shared it with my son. But hey, when you develop recipes, you need to try different things and figure out what works best and what doesn’t work. Needless to say, everyone in the family got a microwave chocolate chip cookie.
Things I learned? While I love oatmeal in my baked chocolate chip cookies, it doesn’t work as well in an individual chocolate chip cookie. My big surprise? This recipe needs no baking soda. A touch of milk helps if you use whole wheat flour, but the butter and egg provide sufficient liquid generally. Egg white doesn’t work as well as the yolk.
In fact, I ended up using a single egg yolk. The egg white I set aside for another use. My son suggested I make some homemade pretzels. But I think I may make some marshmallow fluff instead. After all, strawberries are in season, and I need to make these s’mores stuffed strawberries again soon!
But first, the microwave chocolate chip cookie recipe. It takes just a few minutes to mix up – using a spoon! – and just another minute to bake. As soon as the top looks set, take it out and enjoy!
Because this has an egg yolk only, it looks a little more yellow than your traditional chocolate chip cookies, so don’t be surprised. It tastes fantastic, and that tiny touch of cinnamon adds the perfect extra flavor note.
Check out the video of how I really, truly make this as quickly as I promise. Go make this now!
How to Make a Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie
Use a ramekin to mix the dough and bake your cookie. This helps ensure even baking. There’s no need to grease the dish. You will eat your microwave chocolate chip cookie from it.
Add butter to the ramekin and heat until it starts to melt. You don’t need it entirely liquid. Add the sugars and stir with a small spoon. Add the egg yolk and vanilla and stir again.
Once well mixed, add salt and cinnamon and stir to incorporate. Add your heaping tablespoons of flour. That means more than a flat tablespoon. It doesn’t mean flour falling off it. You want it to look like this.
Stir until you can only see just a little white from the flour, then add chocolate chips. Stir again to distribute and then flatten the top a bit. It doesn’t have to be perfect.
Place in your microwave for a minute. Check to make sure the top is set. If it looks a little wet still, pop it in for another fifteen seconds. Once it looks dry, add a scoop of ice cream or just dive right in!
Have you ever tried a microwave chocolate chip cookie? What’s your secret?
You can make this with whole wheat flour of standard all purpose flour. If you use whole wheat flour, add a teaspoon of milk with the egg yolk. Note that the egg yolk will cause the cookie to be a slightly different color, but it tastes just like what you expect. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn a commission from qualifying purchases.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 181 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 158mg Sodium: 100mg Carbohydrates: 20g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 13g Protein: 3g
You can make this with whole wheat flour of standard all purpose flour. If you use whole wheat flour, add a teaspoon of milk with the egg yolk. Note that the egg yolk will cause the cookie to be a slightly different color, but it tastes just like what you expect.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn a commission from qualifying purchases.
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