With the last days of summer upon us, we’re trying to work in a few more slumber parties before everything becomes hyper-scheduled again.
And for us, slumber parties mean one thing: chocolate chip cookies. In a mug. With ice cream.
If you’re looking for a super fun and tasty craft recipe kids can do solo, look no more. Kids of almost all ages can do this on their own—perhaps with a little direction in the beginning. But then once they get the hang of it… watch out. Slumber parties haven’t been this cool since The Electronic Dream Phone.
These easy cookies take about five minutes to conjure up and have become a household favorite—to the point that we all have the recipe memorized just in case the need arises. Sweet, salty, soft, and warm, and laden with a dollop of gooey ice cream… come on, they’re perfect for any occasion.
5-Minute Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie
- 1 coffee mug (any size is fine and dandy)
- 1 Tbsp butter, melted. Yum.
- 1 Tbsp white sugar
- 1 Tbsp packed brown sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 3-4ish Tbsp flour
- 2 Tbsp chocolate chips
- Pinch salt (I like Maldon or kosher because you can feel it)
- Cap of vanilla
- Ice cream (optional, but don't be foolish: Go for it.)
Melt your butter in your mug.
Add your sugars and your salt and stir.
Now add your egg yolk and vanilla and then stir some more. You should be in smell heaven right about now.
Flour. This causes all manner of debate in our house. I say just about nearly 4 tablespoons, while my wife prefers a little less. So add in somewhere between 3 or 4 tablespoons of flour and stir it around until you think it resembles cookie dough. I like my cookie slightly denser, so I always add close to 4. My wife prefers less tasty cookies, so she uses even less. But no less than 3 tablespoons. We're agreed on that. Tinker around a bit with the recipe to get your own flour proportions just right. I know, tough work.
Now add your chocolate chips and stir. Use as many as you like or as little as you like. (If it's late and I want the girls to go to bed sometime in the near future, I only let them use, say, a tablespoon of chips, and it works just fine.)
Now, microwave. I recommend 45 seconds. My wife recommends 40 seconds. Again, household debate. The cookie will appear almost wet and sheeny after 45 seconds and you'll think it's not done, perhaps. But it is.
So now you have a cookie in a mug and very little mess to clean up. If you'd like, add a couple dollops of ice cream and enjoy the front row seats to delicious.
Makes 1 cookie.