Food Network Kitchen’s Mug Cookie, as seen on Food Network.
Recipe courtesy of Sarah Holden for Food Network Kitchen

Mug Cookie

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 1 serving
Nothing beats a warm cookie, but sometimes you don’t have the time to bake off an entire batch — that’s when the microwave is the perfect shortcut. Mixed right in a mug, this cookie comes together in only a couple of minutes. Since it makes a single serving, the recipe uses an egg yolk instead of an entire egg to help bind the dough and make it tender and chewy. Play around with the mix-ins; from classic chocolate chips to birthday sprinkles, you can’t go wrong. It's especially good when topped with a scoop of ice cream.



  1. Microwave the butter on high in a small microwave-safe mug until melted, 20 to 35 seconds. Tilt the mug so that the butter greases the sides. Add the brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla extract and egg yolk and mix with a fork until combined. Add the flour and salt and mix until just combined, then fold in the desired mix-ins. Top with the sea salt, if using. Microwave on high until the cookie is puffed and springs back when gently pressed, 60 to 75 seconds. Let sit for 1 minute before serving warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.