Monday, February 16, 2015

Chocolate Chip Mugger



If I had to choose one dessert to lay me out cold, it would be chocolate chip cookies!

I. love. them. :)



When I found this recipe on pinterest, I knew I had to try it. It was just as yummy as I had hoped. So much so that I've been making a couple a week ever since. It's the perfect amount for a little bit of chocolate destressing (my favorite way to take a breather).

My recipe is slightly adapted from Ceara's. We live high and dry in mountain desert country, so if you live someplace with more humidity, you might need an extra tablespoon of flour. Play with it and see what works for you. :)

Chocolate Chip Mugger


1 Tablespoon butter
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
pinch of salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg yolk
3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
1-2 Tablespoons chocolate chips or 1 square (1/2 oz) of chocolate, broken, from a 4-oz bar like Lindt or Ghiradelli

Melt the butter in your mug. It will take 45-60 seconds. Add the sugar, salt, vanilla, and egg yolk. Stir it with a fork to combine. Incorporate the flour and chocolate until well mixed. Microwave for 1 minute.

It's going to be hot, so eat carefully at first. Make sure you have a tall glass of cold milk to go with it. Enjoy!

P.S. A word of warning: I tried to be economical and make this recipe with the leftover egg white once. Bad idea! Bad. Bad. The egg white didn't mix thoroughly and made the whole thing rubbery. So, use your whites in some scrambled eggs or meringue instead.

21 comments:

  1. I've heard about this recipe and how easy it is. It does look good but we don't have a microwave. Just have to bake the plain way:)

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    1. I keep thinking about living without a microwave, and I would have to seriously restructure my meal time to account for some actual cooking! :) Thanks for coming over and commenting.

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  2. Phillip recently discovered cookies in a mug and we've been eating way too many of them (usually after the kids go to bed so they're clueless about it.)

    I like to leave about a quarter of the cookie and then pour some milk in it and scoop out the milk/cookie mix to top it off. (When I write that, it actually sounds really disgusting, but I promise, it's delicious!)

    The only problem is that now we always have a ton of egg whites in Tupper containers in our fridge all the time now...

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    1. That actually sounds really good with the milk and cookie mixing! I love to do that with chocolate ice cream! It sounds like it's time to make a pie so you can use all those egg whites for meringue. Another thing to eat when the kids are in bed. :) By the way, that's when I eat my muggers, too. Thanks for commenting.

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  3. This looks really good. My kids would get a big kick out it, I'm sure! I live in the pit of humidity so I'm sure the extra flour would be needed :).

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  4. Oh my goodness!! My hubby is going to LOVE these cookies! Thank you so much for sharing at The Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!

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    1. My husband likes them, too, and uses a few bites as his one indulgence for the day sometimes. He's a much healthier eater than I am!

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  5. Thank you for linking these delicious-looking cookies up at Wonderful Wednesday this week (and for leaving me a comment to let me know which links are yours!).
    I've seen mug cookies on Pinterest too, and I think I have a few pinned, but I haven't tried them yet. Thanks for the word of warning!
    Have a wonderful rest of your week,
    Kim

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  6. I love chocolate chip cookies, but I can never eat just one!

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    1. Thanks! This mugger is the equivalent to 2-3 decent sized cookies. I hope you like it!

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  7. I've had this...or something similar...and love it! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  8. Oh my goodness... deliciousness at your fingertips. I love it!

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
    xoxo

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  9. These sound delicious thanks for sharing at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

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  10. Super yummy recipe! This looks so amazing. Pinned and tweeted. We love to party with you, so I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm.. Have an amazing day! Lou Lou Girls

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  11. I really should go to the mug recipes when I want just a little something sweet instead of baking an entire batch.

    Thanks for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays.

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  12. Love it Betty. Another great post.
    Julie
    Thank you for linking up with #wordlesswednesday
    co-host - http://www.julieinthemaking.com/

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    1. Thanks, Julie! Happy to party with you. :)

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  13. I have never made a cookie in a mug before in my entire life. What a fun idea! I wonder if it would work just as well with gluten-free flour. I will have to try it as my oatmeal cookies do just fine with it, so maybe your recipe will as well.

    Thanks so much for linking up to the "Making Your Home Sing Monday" linky party! So glad you decided to link up for the first time. I'll hope you will come back and link up again! :)

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  14. Thank you, Nan. It should work just fine with gluten-free flour. In fact, my flour blend is regular flour, flax, and a gluten free mix I needed to get rid of. One of my daughters used to be gluten free but is now okay. I still have some mixes I need to use. Good luck!

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  15. At first I wasn't sure what a mugger was!! Now I get it and it looks yummy!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday - Link Party!! Hope you come back tomorrow and share some more...I love having you!! Pinned!!

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