2-Minute Chocolate Chip Cookie For One


This is one of those ‘I-need-a-cookie-right-now-or-I-die’ recipes that can be prepared in almost no time.

We all know that kind of situation, don’t we? I definitely do, I confess.

And you know what? This impressive cookie not only takes less than 5 minutes to prepare, it tastes really delicious. Just like a good chocolate chip cookie.

The preparation is beyond easy… just have a look…



First you need this stuff.




1. Place the butter and sugars in a 2-cup bowl or ramekin. Use a fork to combine all these ingredients.



2. Beat an egg and add two tablespoons of the egg mixture into the bowl. Add the vanilla too. Stir to combine.




3. Add the flour, baking soda and salt. Give it another good stir.




4. Finally, stir in the yummy chocolate chips.




Save a few for the top, if you wish to.

5. For the magic to happen, pop the mixture in your microwave oven and let it bake for about 2 minutes.







6. Top with a lovely scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzle with some melted chocolate.

Enjoy, dear friends! This is good, good, good, good, good. Good it is.

(This yummy recipe was adapted from picky-palate.com. Makes a cookie for one.)


278 thoughts on “2-Minute Chocolate Chip Cookie For One

  1. Thank you for the recipe! I gave it a try and had some problems, though. I reduced the sugar to 1 tbsp each (which usually has no effect on my cookies). I think perhaps there was too much baking soda? Next time I’m going to try 1/8 tsp. The cookie turned out HUGE, taking over the whole bowl, and the resulting texture was dry. I improvised and poured some condensed milk over the whole thing, and -voilà!- the Una Leche 2 Minute Microwave Cookie-Cake (working title) was born. Thanks again, and I will write back next time I have a midnight snack-attack!

  2. This was fun! However, I also ended up with a cake-ie, so I would definitely recommend reducing the baking soda. Also, about 1:30-2:00 on high heat did the trick in my microwave.

    This is a good microwave cake though, the batter didn’t instantly dry out and become all gross in the microwave.

  3. I love this idea. I mean, if I’m gonna drag out all the ingredients, I kinda think I should just make a whole batch, but then again… a whole batch of cookies is the last thing I need. (Could totally go for some cookies right now.)

  4. I hate to burst your bubble but this yummy cookie for one is over 800 calories without the ice cream and syrup. It sounds delicious but quite a hefty price.

  5. That cookie was really fast and I ate it super fast sharing it with someone. It was pretty big and more like a cookie for 4! It was foamy-ish on top, but still better then I expected. Hahaha 🙂 i will definitely make this again.

  6. Just tried tried this but without the ice cream. :[ It has a real chocolate chip cookie taste and makes a cookie large enough to share! Next time I’ll use less salt and make sure I have ice cream in the freezer! A good snack and I think kids would have fun with this!

  7. i seem to find myself in that situation often/ i need a cookie now! yet i never buy a pack because thats to dangerous! hahaha great recipe and i’d like to feature you on dontruffmymellow.blogspot.com if you dont mind

  8. So, throwing this into a nutrition analyzer, I get: 758 calories, including 24.7g of saturated fat (124% RDA). Thoughts on making this a bit more healthy? The butter and the chocolate chips are obviously the biggest offenders. Have you tried any classic more-healthy baking substitutes? Peanut butter, oil, or margarine (with soymilk) for butter, fruit bits for the chocolate chips? These things work in the oven, but I’m not sure about the microwave.

    • Hey! So, I tried this recipe gluten-free and with margarine… and it worked fine. =D I way decreased the baking soda though.

  9. Hi Petra, if the dough cooks in the microwave oven will it be the same texture as in the oven or is the point to have it not fully cooked?

  10. What a delightful recipe to indulge in. I love chocolate and am a huge fan of vanilla ice cream. Yes’ you’re right. There are times when you need a fresh, gorgeous smelling dessert to satiate your taste buds and what better than a cookie that takes less than 5 minutes to cook. I’d follow it up with an irresistible cup of hot creamy coffee and will go straight to heaven 🙂

  11. Hey! I tried this with GREAT success! I’d like to say, though, I reduced the baking soda by about half and used gluten-free all-purpose flour! So… just wanted to say that this recipe totally worked gluten-free! Also, it worked fine dairy-free with margarine. Probably just as fattening, though. XD

  12. I too would recommend using much less baking powder, if you want a moist cookie that is. However, even with the 1/4 of a teaspoon, this was delicious, just more of a fluffy cake than a sticky cookie (which I was expected). This is definitely a recipe I will recommend! Thank you ZoomYummy 🙂

  13. This was delicious, i made it with my little brother and sister today. It was absolutely amazing. especially with chocolate syrup and vanilla ice cream to top it off. thanks for the great EASY recipe!!!

  14. it sounds soooo good and gooey and im really really hungry now, but if i made this i would have a heart attack and gain 10 lbs. on the spot. but thanks for the dream lol

  15. Super delicious! found this on tumblr. 🙂 I halved the amount of ingredients and cooked it for 1 min 15 seconds and it turned out deliciously! perfect with vanilla ice cream x)

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  17. ooooh thank you…I have the recipe for “cup” cakes (cake n a cup) burned in my brain but you right I find myself wanting a cookie to go with my cup of tea…going to see if I can make some different kinds..like peanutbutter or snickerdoodles…I have a new hobbies..thank..you are evil ..tahee

  18. This is seriously amazing!! I found this on stumble upon and immediately ran to my kitchen to make it… and here I am! Five minutes later… spoon in hand and eating a delicious cookie! Thanks!

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    • WOW! This looks really good! Simple and easy to make too! I have to try this and find out if it tastes as good as it looks!


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  21. It is kind of perfect if you just want to eat a little cookie dough! I added oatmeal instead of chocolate chips. I don’t plan to cook it, but if I do, I will use the oven.

  22. I love this recipe!!! I made this for my kids the other day and their reaction was priceless. This reminded me of something called a Brigadeiro. They have this S’mores on that drew back memories!!! Check their website out and give it a try. http://www.brigadeiropalace.com. If anyone here has tried it share the experience!!

    • Actually microwaves preserve the foods molecular structure, since most things that cook in the microwave do so through steam, since the microwaves excite the water molecules. I’m not sure what psuedo-science website you get your information from, but Microwaves do in fact preserve the most nutrients during the cooking process versus any other method, and since it does the job so quickly there isn’t a chance for many of the molecular changes that come in normal cooking, such as the Maillard process or caramelization, until you keep it in for too long.

      • Actually, while microwaving has been overly vilified (I met someone who thought that microwaving water to heat it up was unhealthy somehow), microwaving food actually does reduce nutrient content. I forget how it compares to roasting, sauteing, and frying, but steaming actually preserves the majority of nutrients, while microwaving cuts it to like 50%. Vitamin C, especially, is destroyed with a few minutes of heat, so say goodbye to it when you bake that potato.

        That being said, I don’t look to chocolate chip cookies for my nutrients. They look delicious, but how is the texture?

    • The negative affects, I mean there’s a reason the Soviet banned then once. By using a microwave, you might as well nuclear waste on your food. The only thing useful about a microwave is it sterilizes kitchen cloths rather well…

  23. Wow, I just tried it, and I loved it! It was surprisingly satisfying, really. Just be careful not to burn it in the microwave! 🙂
    Enjoy it, peeps.

  24. I had a craving for something sweet at 1:30 AM and thought I’d give this recipe a try. VERY GOOD! I had no eggs, so I substituted it with 2 tbsp of this cornstarch mix (1 tbsp cornstarch + 2 tbsp water). Turned out yummylicious!!!

  25. My Mom and I tried this (my mom is a professional chief)… we ended up not finishing them. The texture just was weird… but love the concept!

  26. Not bad, but I think next time I’ll try baking powder instead of the soda. It might give it the cookie texture, rather than the cakelike I ended up with. Great for a 3am snack though!

  27. I looove this recipe! It tastes really good, and is super easy.
    You can easy share this cookie; I couldn’t even eat half of it.. Tastes really good with milk 🙂

  28. as a former cookie and bread addict, with a gluten allergy, i have to say: this is simply genius! i love it… had this been around when i was a kid i would have been making microwave cookies for one all the time! 🙂

  29. Can I use baking powder instead? The taste of baking soda (Bicarb) is very overpowering and one that my taste buds really can’t handle. I have a bad reaction to it 🙂 My dad loved it though x

    • Shelly, I substituted baking powder with baking soda to great success with this recipe. You need to keep in mind that you have to double or triple the amount of baking powder to compensate but it’s a perfectly reasonable substitute and should work fine. Good luck, and have fun cooking!

  30. I thought it was a little too much for just me, I wouldve liked to share it with someone, I definately didnt finish. BUT delishhh!

  31. My mom and I tried this and didn’t love it. It had a texture somewhere between a cake and a scone except along the bottom – it was more cookie-like there. We did put it in for an extra fifteen seconds because it didn’t seem done the first time. If you don’t think of it as a cookie it may be better.

  32. I just made this, and I actually LOVE the cakey texture rather than a dense cookie texture. This recipe is my favorite because all the other ” mug cookies ” I’ve tried have had a dense, eggy texture that wasn’t very pleasant. But I LOVE LOVE LOOOOOVE this one. And it’s actually very good without chocolate chips.

    Oh, and p.s. – I don’t cook it all the way because I feel it continues to cook after you take it out. But that’s just me! (:

  33. I did this today, but it did not turn out like the way it does in the picture. Mine came out all dry and hard. When I was mixing the ingredients, the dough does not look all smooth and creamy either. It was doughy and crumbly. Any suggestions as to how to fix this?

  34. haha…I totally know the feeling “I need a cookie right now or else I will die.”. I am going to keep this recipe handy for those cookie emergencies. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  35. this was an awesome recipe, and took about 8 min. to make and was delicious! does make more than enough for one person though!

  36. This looks like a very delcious recipe, I will sure try it and hope that it allows me to lose some weight, if not I am going to have to follow a stricter diet plan.

  37. I don’t know if “bake” is quite the right word when you are just sticking it in the microwave. But this reminds me of those betty crocker microwavable brownie desserts…except cheaper.

  38. I just made this and it was really fun and quick and easy to make and catered to my cookie needs c:
    Its more of a treat for two though I would say…

  39. I tried it and made it exactly step by step (though a little extra vanilla got in) and it came out fluffy like a big mound pancake :/
    any suggestions of how to fix it?

  40. Wow, incredible object! you complete the item looks simple. The overall look of the arrangement is great, as well as the content! Thanks for sharing the valuable present.

  41. Wow that looks really good. Is there anyway to download your recipes without print screening or coping them on to word?

  42. Came out cakey and dry for me. Might just be my microwave, I’ll try 1:35 next time. Still, not much like a cookie. Good for a quick sweet fix though.

  43. Its really a 2 Minute Chocolate Chip Cookie. Awesome! I tried it. though it was not looking like a photograph mentioned in the post but test was just Awesome!!

  44. I just wanted to tell you: THANK YOU! for bringing such a recipe into my life
    This is the second time I do it, and turns out amazing each time!

  45. I tried making this and it ended up tasting and smelling only like egg. It was hard and not very good. I followed the recipe exactly why did this happen???

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  47. First try I followed the recipe exactly, and it was dry and dense. Second time, decreased flour to 4 tbs, and did 1:35 cook time. Now I have a moist, fluffy treat.

  48. THIS IS AMAZING! i’m halfway through eating mine as i type this, and honestly, this is the best thing i’ve come across since the “brownie in a cup”. I don’t find anything wrong with the recipe, though i’d suggest cutting the microwaving time a little bit. Otherwise, i absolutely love this recipe!

  49. very weird, just been looking at this recipe direcitly on your site and then went on to stumble and hit it second stumble, how wierd is that. totally beautiful treat though!!

  50. Havent tried this yet but im putting it in the college kids survival recipes right now, this will be so easy to make in my dorm room when I NEEEEED a cookie :p Thanks!

  51. The worst chocolate chip cookie I ever made. It came out more like bread than cookie. I tried it twice because I couldn’t believe I made it correctly the first time. Good idea, but I think the microwave ruins it. Try a toaster oven. 350 degrees – 10 to 12 min.

  52. I must say I like your chip cookie receipe, it’s quick and easy to make. I piled whipped cream all over mind, it was awesome! My kids say thanks sharing and are waiting for your next recipe.

  53. Wow. Do you have any idea how my mouth is already watering? It looks yummy like hell and I’ll definitely give it a try. But I have no microwave, so I’m wondering how long it should bake in an oven (with gas) and at which temperature? Thanks!

  54. mine burnt a bit when i did it for 2 minutes. I dialed it back to 1 minute 30 seconds and it turned out perfect:) cool recipe! thanks a heap!

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  56. I just made it and it’s amazing….although i had to improvise because i didn’t have any butter so i just used some oil…turned out great!

    • Use gluten-free flour called Cup 4 Cup. It works the same as regular flour and doesn’t need to cook for a different amount of time.

  57. Sitting down with my bowl of cookie and ice-cream. It took 10 minutes from start to finish. I am very pleased with the results. I used too small of a bowl so I had to stop the mic a few times so it wouldn’t overflow. I think that helped it not get dry too. But about 1 minute 45 for me! Yummy Thanks for the recipe! <3

  58. Just made with my kids…. was quick and easy. 2 minutes was too long for ours. They came out very cake like. Will make again and lessen time.

  59. What a clever idea, and so much fun to make! Mine came out exactly like the photo. It did have a texture more like cake than cookie, but that’s OK, chocolate chips make everything great! I’m going to incorporate this into a lesson plan as a fun project for kindergarteners

  60. I don’t know if altitude affected this but I recommend only a minute and a half. I also used a full egg as an experiment and it was less dry. Love love love this recipe though!

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  62. I did not like this cookie…. I think 2 minutes is way too long (at least in MY microwave)….I think 1 minute would have kept the cookie moist and tasted much better. I had to throw it away 🙁

  63. this is just sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo YUMMY 🙂

  64. This came out exactly like a sponge cake… is there a suggestion as to how to make it more “cookie-like”?

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  66. These are delicious. I’ve made these twice, the first time we ate them plain. This time we put on whipped cream, so much better this way. So yummy and quick.

  67. ah this came out so well!! i’m a huge baker/cook but sometimes you just want something quick and easy to whip up! tonight i was having one of “those nights” and very badly needed something with chocolate! stumbledupon this and it turned out perfectly. followed it to a tee, very simple and very delicious. topped it with some cool whip:) thank you!

  68. This looks delicious.
    However, I read somewhere that if you don’t want the egg, you can use 1/4 cup applesauce per egg instead. So, I am definitely going to try this with applesauce!! 🙂

  69. Just made this with my sis. It’s soo yummy! But soooooo sweet XD Definitely at least two days worth of cookie for me. My sister could probably finish it in one sitting though. And she’s the skinny one lol smh. Two thumbs up. (it’s approximately 500 calories if anyone’s wondering. that’s a very rough approximation though.)

  70. I made it and it came out spongy and quite gross. Idk why. I followed all the direction and the mix tasted fine before I popped in the microwave. Help?

  71. This looks delicious!! I am just wondering if there is a way to make it without the egg at all. I am not a fan off eggs (in fact I don’t ever eat them), so I don’t have eggs in my house. Any suggestions?

  72. WOW! JUST WOW!! this is amazing! just tried it and it’s delicious, easy and fast to prepare.. Would not recommend only cooking it for 1.30 mins as it was still a bit liquidy at the top but as the others said not to cook for whole 2 mins, i would recommend something in between. TRY IT! so worth it!

  73. …oh and it’s not a cookie texture but a cake texture, although looks like a cookie from the top.. and eat it immediately!

  74. Just did this, but it came out super dry, like a chocolate chip cookie crumble cake, not very yummy. i guess ill try it on 1 minute 30 seconds next time!

  75. This is such a nice Chocolate Chip Cookie. The photos shared here are amazing and useful for the process to understand in better way. The time and hard work put in to this is remarkable. Keep sharing.
    Thanks a lot for sharing.

  76. It was pretty good. Somehow not as sweet as I expected it to be, and now my whole kitchen smells like egg. Actually, it was extremely eggy. It is 1 am so it’s possible I’ve done it wrong, but I’ve never messed up following a recipe before.
    Oh well, satisfied the sweet and chocolatey craving enough for now.

  77. This is a great recipe and SOOOOOO easy to make! I like that I can make one and satisfy my sweet tooth cravings. Thanks for the recipe!

  78. it works a wonder! but i add various cocoa powder and pops in cooking chocolates chunks and it turns out wonderful! ( i’m a chocolate fan! just can’t resist it XD)

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  80. Yum, when can I visit and try this? just kidding, I thought I had made chocolate cookies every way possible, this idea is Awesome and without four or five dozen more, sitting there whispering, why give us away oh just have one more, Yummmmmmmm… BIG SMILE

  81. I totally agree, it is more like a cake, which for me made it better!
    I even tried to make it a little more healthy,I used Smart Balance light buttery spread with flaxseed oil,egg whites and I had four Dove Promises dark chocolate hearts that I chopped up. It was fantastic! Completely satisfied my sweet tooth! I will be making again!

  82. I can vouch for this recipe, because it really is quick and easy and suuuuper tasty as well!! if anyone is ever looking for a sweet-tooth recipe, then this is a keeper(:

  83. I tried your recipe last night and was pleasantly surprised. After reading comments, I reduced the amount of egg (I used Egg Beaters) to about 1 1/2 Tbsp. It is very rich and will easily serve two or could be split into two bowls before microwaving. In fact, I ate about half, popped the rest out of the bowl and stored in a zip bag for later. Here’s a tip: to make it more cookie-like, let the bowl sit for several minutes after taking out of the microwave. Just like cookies straight out of the oven, if left to cool a bit it sets up and is less like cake.

  84. I have to agree with Sarah I just made this and while it tastes good its more like a chocolate chip cake for 3 lol still tasty though!

  85. This is a wonderful recipe! I have used it twice since I found it and it has worked wonderfully! Both times it came out a little dry but with some ice cream it would be perfect! Thanks for this awesome recipe, I will definitely be sharing it with friends!

  86. I have used it twice since I found it and it has worked wonderfully! In fact, I ate about half, popped the rest out of the bowl and stored in a zip bag for later.

  87. I made mine gluten free using 3 tbsp rice flour and 2 tbsp almond flour. Mine got burned doing the full 2 minutes. Gonna try 1 1/2 minutes next time

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  89. i did mine without brown sugar because I didn’t have any…and i also didn’t use chocolate chips, because I don’t really like chocolate, and it turned out good enough for a midnight snack

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