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Single serve microwave chocolate chip cookie

I’m not really trustworthy around chocolate chip cookies. I am a healthy eater and usually have enough self-control to not over-eat, but chocolate chip cookies are the exception to the rule. I just cannot stop after one cookie. The solution: I don’t buy the cookies, so I cannot eat them. But, some days you just need something soothing and comforting and chocolaty…. Buying cookies then ensures you eat them all. Baking something (kinda) healthy isn’t a solution either, because you want it now, and not after the time it makes to mix up a batter and bake it. The solution: make a single serve microwave chocolate chip cookie. It is fast to make, indulgent, oozing with chocolate, deliciously chewy, and will calm down your cravings.

Single serve microwave chocolate chip cookie (1 cookie)
From Yummy magazine

1,5 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp melted butter or coconut oil
2 tsp milk
a few drops of vanilla extract
a pinch of salt
3 tbsp flour
2 tbsp chocolate chips (plain, milk or white)

Mix sugar and brown sugar. Add milk, vanilla and salt, mix again. Add flour, mix until just incorporated. Then fold in the chocolate chips. Form into a cookie on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on medium for 1 minute, then check for doneness. Continue cooking in 10 second intervals until desired consistency is achieved. The exact time you need to cook the cookie for is highly dependant on your microwave, it took mine almost 2 minutes before I had a nice, chewy cookie. The cookie will continue to cook a little further when you take it from the microwave. It will also be very, very hot, so leave to cool for a bit before eating.

Microwave chocolate cake in a mug

For the fast sweet cravings. Just mix everything together and microwave. Or mix together multiple portions of the dry ingredients and keep in your pantry for an instant cake mix. If you put it in a nice jar, with the recipe attached, it is also a very nice gift.
I tested different recipes, some of them make a very spongy and rubbery cake, but this one definitely not. It is almost as good as an oven baked cake with traditional mixing, but much, much faster.
Important: take a BIG mug. Otherwise the mixture will cook over and your microwave will be a mess. Also this stuff is incredibly difficult to get of your mugs, so after finishing it, directly soak the mug in water… then it will clean much more easy.
And also very important: the cake is HOT after it comes from the microwave. You will burn yourself on it, so be careful.

Microwave chocolate cake in a mug (For 1 big mug or 2 smaller ones)
3 tbsp self-raising flour
4 tbsp sugar
vanilla
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 egg
3 tbsp milk
3 tbsp molten butter (or oil)
chocolate bits (optional)

Mix the dry ingredients in the mug with a fork. Then mix in the egg. At last mix in all the fluids. Microwave 3 minutes on maximum power.

Variations:
– swap the cocoa powder for more self-raising flour to make vanilla cake
– add some raisins to the vanilla cake
– add spices for a spicy cake