The Best Mug Cookie
Did you guys know I have a sweet tooth? Because it's a pretty basic fact about me, so in case you didn't, now you do.
Growing up, I spent a lot of time baking with my mom. Breads, cakes, cookies, pies, etc. It wasn't just about making something yummy, it was about learning techniques, talking, laughing, cleaning up, testing out changes to a recipe, or figuring out different substitutes for missing ingredients. There is an art to baking that I whole-heartedly enjoy and it's often therapeutic for me to spend an afternoon baking.
And yet, sometimes, I just want the taste of something baked without actually having to make an entire batch of something.
That's where this little fella comes in.
This recipe has been tried and tested over and over until I figured out just the right ingredients, measurements, and microwaving time to get it juuuust right. If it looks familiar to other ones you've seen, I wouldn't be all that surprised, because there's only so many ingredients you can really use in a microwavable cookie without it turning out "too this" or "too that"... but I assure you, this one is purely from my own experience.
The thing I love about this cookie, is the coconut oil. Not only do you get that slight hint of coconut flavor, but it gives it the perfect amount of moisture so that the cookie doesn't get dry and cakey (a common problem among mug cookies). Also, by cooking it for less than a minute, it hits the just baked mark and is slightly doughy.
Below, you'll see what you need and how much, but as for the chocolate chips, feel free to sub them out for peanut butter, chopped nuts, or a mixture of whatever you like. Just remember to add no more than a total of a small handful of whatever you add, and you'll be golden.
1 T melted coconut oil
1 T sugar
1 T brown sugar
Pinch of salt
1 egg yolk
2-3 drops vanilla
3.5 T flour
Small handful chocolate chips
If you're planning on making more than one, be sure you treat them separately. Don't double this for one mug, or microwave two mugs at one time or they won't turn out right. I say all of this from experience... trust me!
These go great with ice cream or milk... but be wary... they can become terribly habitual to make!