Chocolate chip cookie in a cup – the original and ultimate microwave cookie recipe

December 12, 2017

Do you ever crave one delicious sweet thing? Are you like me, who can’t stop at just one biscuit from the jar or box? Are you looking for a quick bake that you can prepare with the kids? Or are you after an interesting and fun “dessert” for friends/bookclubs/kids sleepovers?

Then bookmark this: the original microwave choc chip cookie recipe that deserves to be printed out and stuck on your fridge. Why? Because it’s quick to prepare (five minutes of prep and microwaving), it calls for ingredients that you probably have at home, and because the result is just incredible – a more’ish and soft choc chip cookie that you can spoon out the cup and enjoy.

I made mine using my LG NeoChef microwave, which I wrote about a few weeks ago here.

It’s the do-all microwave –  it not only defrosts and heats which is what I’ve typically used microwaves for, but it bakes, cooks, air-fries and roasts, and since getting the NeoChef, we’ve made everything from a roast chicken and roast potatoes to malva pudding and a lentil stew. And since the weekend, it’s seen one of its most sensational creations – the chocolate chip cookie in a cup.

Below is the recipe, which I found on No.2 Pencil. (which has hundreds of other fantastic recipes). This recipe is a keeper. You’re welcome.


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon granulated white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 drops of vanilla extract
  • Small pinch of salt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Just less than ¼ cup flour
  • 2 heaping tablespoons of chocolate chips, plus more for topping (I don’t adore chocolate chips, so I cut up some Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate into bits, and used them instead – yum!)


  • Add sugars, vanilla and salt. Stir to combine.
  • Separate the egg and add the yolk only to your cup. Stir to combine.
  • Add flour, then stir again.
  • Add the chocolate chips, and give a final stir. Now your mixture will look like cookie dough. Add a few chocolate chips to the top of the cookie dough.
  • Cook in microwave for around 60 seconds (the LG NeoChef took 60 seconds, and got it to the perfect consistency). Do not cook long past one minute because just like a regular cookie, this will continue cooking as it cools. If the cookie is dry or cake like, try less time.
  • Serve warm.



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  • Heather

    ah great minds think alike! now you have to try my choc marshmallow cake in a cup I’m publishing tomorrow!

    December 12, 2017 at 6:32 pm Reply
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