Microwave Snickerdoodle Cookie
Recipe courtesy of Stevie Stewart for Food Network Kitchen

Microwave Snickerdoodle Cookie

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 6 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 mug cookie (1 serving)
Sometimes you crave a homemade cookie and don’t want to go through the trouble of making a whole batch. Here’s a way to satisfy that cookie craving as soon as possible. The dough for this cozy mug cookie comes together in about five minutes and cooks in under one!



  1. Microwave the butter in a microwave-safe mug until melted, about 30 seconds. Using a fork, stir in the 2 tablespoons sugar. Add the egg yolk and vanilla and mix until incorporated. Stir in the flour, baking soda, the 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon, salt and cream of tartar (if using) until smooth. Mix the remaining 1/4 teaspoon sugar and pinch of cinnamon in a small bowl and sprinkle over the dough. Microwave until the cookie is set, about 45 seconds. Let sit for 1 minute before eating.

Cook’s Note

Cream of tartar is traditionally used in snickerdoodles as a rising agent. It helps the baking soda and adds a tanginess to the cookie. If you don’t have any on hand, you can leave it out and the cookie will still be delicious.