Simple Chocolate Chip Cookie
While cookies are a really great treat, getting the motivation to bake a batch can be a bit tricky. Also, if you’re only cooking for yourself or one other person there’s the issue of ending up with way too many cookies per person. While this doesn’t sound like a bad problem to have in general, it won’t do your waistline or your blood sugar levels much good. Instead of dealing with all that hassle, try your luck at a single serve 60-second cookie in a cup. It’s a whole lot faster than the average cookie batch, and just as delicious when you need something to satisfy your sweet tooth! Here’s how to make them:
Homemade Cookies in Just 60 Seconds
Imagine you're making any other chocolate chip cookie recipe, but on a much smaller scale. Just because this is a microwave recipe does not mean you will be missing out on the good stuff. These are the ingredients needed
- 2 Tbsp . butter softened
- 2 Tbsp . sugar
- 2 Tbsp . brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp . beaten egg If you want to use the rest of the egg, make a double batch and share with a friend!
- 1/4 Tsp . vanilla extract
- 5 Tbsp . all-purpose white flour
- 1/4 Tsp . baking soda
- 1/4 Tsp . salt
- 1/4 Cup chocolate chips Regular or semi-sweet are both okay.
It's not such a lengthy ingredients list, so once you have gotten everything together you can start the mixing process. There are just 2 easy steps to fixing this recipe
- Cream the butter and sugars together in a large mug, a microwavable bowl, or a 2 cup ramekin. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until it's well combined. Next, put in the flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir until the mixture is dough-like, then pour in the chocolate chips.
- Place in microwave and cook for 60 seconds. The cookie will seem a little gooey at first, but as you wait for it to cool down it will continue cooking until it's done.
Recipe NotesThere you have it, the easiest chocolate chip cookie you'll ever make. Although this is a single serving recipe, it's a large enough treat to share with someone else. You can even split the dough into two separate cups and microwave individually. Top it off with ice cream, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, or anything else that you think would help you enjoy the sweet snack better.
When to Cook This Recipe
60-second recipes are great for spur of the moment needs or for a less messy way to serve a lot of people. If you make these cookies ahead of time for a get together at your house, you can control the portion sizes to make sure that everyone gets a dessert. Also, cooking these treats is a fun and simple activity that children will love being a part of.
Single Serve Desserts
If chocolate chip cookies aren’t really your favorite, the basic idea can be applied to tons of other recipes. Your 60-second cookie in a cup can be made from just about any type of cookie dough. Brownies and cakes can be made in the microwave as well. Each one of these desserts is simple, convenient, and creates virtually no mess.
For those that doesn’t really like microwave desserts, you can try any number of single serve oven and stove top recipes as well. Did you know that you can mimic baking a cooking by using a covered skillet on very low heat? You won’t need to cook it for as long as you would in the oven, but the results will be surprisingly similar.