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Chocolate Chip Cookie Mug Cake

This chocolate chip cookie mug cake recipe is the best mug cake!!  It’s light, fluffy and tastes exactly like a warm chocolate chip cookie fresh from the oven, but in the form of a microwave mug cake. 

 chocolate chip cookie mug cake

Why a chocolate chip cookie in a mug? Because all chocolate chip cookies need to be HOT!!!

My children’s wish came true! Since the elves are exhausted after Christmas, mommy had to step in for this one.

A chocolate chip cookie warm, every time. YASSSS

We love, love, love this chocolate chip cookie mug cake. One mug, 90 seconds….soft, light, fluffy cake with ooey gooey chunks of chocolate goodness and tastes just like a chocolate chip cookie.

Top it with more chocolate chips and then a sprinkling of sea salt….YESSS.


Why are you gonna love this chocolate chip cookie mug cake? 

  • Easy peasy
  • Quick…. 90 seconds
  • Microwave recipe
  • Easy clean up
  • Late night snack
  • Easy dessert
  • Single serve

chocolate chip cookie mug cake

Team players for this chocolate chip cookie mug cake:

Butter – Use room temperature unsalted or salted butter. Adjust the salt if using salted butter. Though we are not adopting the traditional creaming method, room temperature butter really helps with this cookie cake in a mug. Cold butter takes longer to melt and the cup gets much hotter. However, if you do not have room temperature butter then that should not stop you from enjoying the best mug cake recipe. Proceed with the recipe and let mug (along with melted butter) cool slightly on the counter before mixing the remaining ingredients. Check out this Garlic Butter Ramen Noodles

Flour – Good old all purpose flour (unbleached if possible).

Dark brown sugar – I highly recommend using dark brown sugar for its deep molasses flavor in the chocolate chip mug cake recipe. Light or golden brown sugar does not enough time to develop the caramel notes  in the short microwave time (when compared to the traditional oven method).

Chocolate Chips – I used semi sweet chocolate chips. Bittersweet or unsweetened chocolate chips will compliment as well. Try staying away from milk chocolate chips since it might result in a much sweeter chocolate chip mug cake.

Salt – A generous sprinkling of salt goes a long way when it comes to chocolate. We mix in salt along with the chocolate chip mug cake and a sprinkling on top when done. If you have good sea salt then feel free to use at the end.

Milk – Adds moisture, structure and flavor.

Baking powder – for leavening

chocolate chip cookie mug cake

How to make a chocolate chip cookie in a mug? 

Step-1: Add butter into a microwave cup and pop into the microwave until just melted (don’t let it get too hot)

Step-2Add all other ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, DARK brown sugar and milk)

Step-3: Stir well with a fork. Don’t over mix 

Step-4Stir in some chocolate chips

Step-5Microwave for about 1 1/2 minutes

Step-6Remove from microwave and immediately sprinkle more chocolate chips and some sea salt

Dig in!!!!!


Tips and Tricks to the best cookie in a mug:

  • DARK BROWN SUGAR – I’m not saying no to light or golden brown sugar. But, the deep molasses flavor in dark brown sugar make this cookie in a mug taste exactly like a warm chocolate chip cookie.
  • Don’t let the butter get too hot. Cook in microwave until just melted.
  • Don’t over mix . Like all baked goods over mixing develops gluten and makes a not-so-tender baked treat.
  • Don’t skip salt. The additional bit of salt on the top takes it to the next level!

More mug cakes:

Mocha Mug Cake

Chai Cake in a Mug

Fudgy Nutella Mug Cake

Mango Mug Cake

Red Velvet Mug Cake

chocolate chip cookie mug cake

What makes this chocolate chip cookie mug cake recipe so good?

How many times have you craved a warm chocolate chip and reached for a store bought pack or worse, try to whip up a batch and have to wait for about an hour to eat one cookie? This chocolate chip cake in a mug recipe takes care of that! You get to enjoy a hot cookie in about 2 minutes. YES!!!

This chocolate chip mug cake tastes exactly like a chocolate chip cookie. No kidding. The key is in the melted butter and DARK brown sugar. The deep, complex molasses flavor of dark brown sugar is amazing. PLEASE DO NUT SUB WITH LIGHT/GOLDEN BROWN SUGAR. If you do, your mug cookie will taste great but not the knock your sock off chocolate chip cookie taste. Easy Chocolate chip mug cake for the win. 

Craving more chocolate recipes? Check out :

Whole Wheat double chocolate Avocado muffins – An amazingly healthier version of chocolate muffins! They are perfectly moist, chocolatey, delicious and so decadent. The ultimate whole wheat chocolate avocado muffins.

Gluten Free Nutella Brownie Muffins – Moist, fudgy, oh-so-decandent, 4-ingredient Gluten free Nutella Brownie Muffins !!! The simplest of recipes and is an absolute family favorite.

Nutella Stuffed Dates – A bit of healthy and a bit of indulgence, yes please! These Nutella stuffed dates are sweet, chewy, chocolatey with a bit of crunch.

No Bake Chocolate Avocado Oatmeal Balls – No one will ever guess that these no bake chocolate avocado oatmeal balls are made with avocado! Sweet, chewy, chocolatey and can be made vegan and gluten-free as well.

Single Serve, 4 Ingredient, Fudgy Nutella Brownie Mug Cake – Ready in 90 seconds! Incredibly simple and easy single serve, 4 ingredient, fudgy Nutella brownie mug cake – perfect for Valentines day, weeknight dessert, after school treat with milk or just about anytime!

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Mug Cake

This chocolate chip cookie mug cake recipe is the best! It's light, fluffy and tastes exactly like a warm chocolate chip cookie fresh from the oven, but in the form of a cake. 
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Maria Doss


For serving


  • Place butter in a large microwave safe coffee mug. Microwave until just melted (don't let get very hot) about 30- 60 seconds. (It melts faster in a wide mug and takes a bit longer in tall, narrow mug).
  • Remove mug from microwave and add flour, dark brown sugar, milk, baking powder and salt. Stir well with a fork, until smooth. Stir in 2 1/2 tablespoons chocolate chips. 
  • Microwave (on high) for 1 minute and 25 seconds for a wide mug (as shown in the picture) or 1 minute and 35 seconds for a tall, narrow mug. Do not cook longer!
  • Remove from microwave, sprinkle more chocolate chips and salt (if desired).
  • Eat chocolate chip cookie mug cake hot with a tall glass of cold milk!
    (This mug cake is intended to be enjoyed hot. As with butter based mug cake recipes, It tends to get a little dry as it sits)


Dark brown sugar is the key in getting the deep molasses chocolate chip cookie taste. Do not use light/golden. 
Eat HOT- This mug cake is intended to be enjoyed hot. As with butter based mug cake recipes, It tends to get a little dry as it sits.

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