Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie for One!

Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie for one; soft, warm cookie dough full of melting chocolate chips, the perfect little individual treat!

My last post was a little celebration of all things tacky, red and wonderfully commercialised around Valentine’s Day. This post is not.

This post is dedicated to everyone who doesn’t have a sweetheart this month, and who quite frankly doesn’t care. This is also a post for people who DO have a sweetheart, but have absolutely zero desire to share desserts with them. I fall into the latter category.

Single serving desserts are a magical thing, a portion of something delicious that you have absolutely no obligation or social expectation to share with anyone. The only problem is, usually they come in the form of a ready-made trifle in a meal deal, or a dry-ass mug cake recipe you saw on Facebook. Well NOT ANYMORE.

A single serving dessert doesn’t need to be a sad, regrettable affair. Desserts of any size and flavour should be savoured and loved, and you should not be judged for enjoying one all to yourself. This Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie for one is the ultimate individual treat. Soft, warm vanilla-scented cookie dough with gooey puddles of melted chocolate in every bite. This tastes exactly like a fresh cookie hot from the oven, just without a crisp edge. In my opinion, the softer and meltier, the better!

This cookie is also criminally easy to make. In less than 3 minutes, you can get your bum off the couch and have this ridiculously delicious Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie in your mouth. Tell me you’re not interested. I dare you. Basically, if you have a bowl, a spoon and a microwave, you can make this cookie. No oven, no greasing big baking trays, no dough chilling, no weighing things, just straight up instant chocolate chip loveliness.

I’d seen a few similar recipes about 3-4 years ago when mug cakes were becoming all the rage, but I feel like a 1 minute chocolate chip cookie deserves not to be forgotten with all the other food trends, this cookie deserves as much love as all other cookies.

So this week, give Valentine’s Day the middle finger and treat your fine self to a dessert that isn’t made for two to share, whether you’re single or not. Get your pyjamas on, get this cookie made, and enjoy a night of trash TV, video games or an endless stream of weird irrelevant YouTube videos that you won’t remember tomorrow morning. You deserve it.

To kick off your great night, watch the YouTube video below to see how to make this epic little snack! (Scroll down for detailed instructions)


You’ll want to leave at least 20 seconds before tucking in as the cookie is very hot! After that, dig a little spoon into this marvellously gooey cookie, and enjoy!

See? Told you it was easy.

I hope you get a chance to try this Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie for one some time, if you like it, let me know if you’d like any other single-serving recipes!

Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie for One!

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 1 minute

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 cookie

Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie for One!

Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie for one; soft, warm cookie dough full of melting chocolate chips, the perfect little individual treat!


  • 1 tbsp butter (or about 3cm cubed if still hard from fridge)
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • ½ tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Drop of vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips (plus extra for topping if you like)


  1. Look out a small microwaveable cup, bowl or ramekin.
  2. Place the butter in it and melt it gently in the microwave, this should take no more than 40 seconds.
  3. Add the sugars to the butter and stir well to combine.
  4. Add the egg yolk, vanilla and salt and stir again.
  5. Pour in the flour, stirring again to combine into a cookie dough texture.
  6. Stir in the chocolate chips, sprinkling a few extra on top if you like.
  7. Microwave the dough on full power for 40-60 seconds, or until the dough looks dry on top and has puffed up slightly.
  8. Leave for at least 20 seconds before tucking in as the cookie is very hot!
  9. Enjoy!


*Try this out with white, milk or dark chocolate chips!


9 Replies to “Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie for One!”

  1. The mixture tasted great but found it didn’t really rise and it develop the cake texture as above. I think this might be because I used a large mug rather than something a little shallower! Will deffo try again as the taste was amazing!!

    1. Hi there! I’m very glad to hear it tasted good. As it’s more of a cookie dough you’re aiming for, you don’t really want it to rise as such, so using a shallower container would probably be better if possible. I hope you enjoy it if you make it again, and thanks for your comment! 🙂

  2. Delicious however burnt my mouth attempting to eat it and all of my butter and chocolate rose to the top which lead to it have no chocolate inside but it did taste nice which I wasn’t expecting but I love it so much and it was really tasty probably will be doing again thanks xxxxxxxxxxxx

  3. This was really nice! It was exactly what you described! Thank you

    1. Aw that’s lovely to hear, glad you enjoyed!

  4. Rhe texture was more like a cake but it was still really tasty and very easy to make so for that thanks

    1. Glad to hear you enjoyed it!

  5. This recipe is really not good! The top did not ‘crisp’ and it taste and looked like cake rather than cookie dough.

    1. Hello there, thank you for your comment. I’m sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy the cookie. The top does dry but is not supposed to crisp up, it is intended to be like soft and gooey cookie dough! Strange that it developed a cakey texture – did it rise in order to do this? I’m just curious as I’ve never experienced it as anything other than dense – like cookie dough?

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