Monday, May 27, 2013

Midnight Snack: Chocolate Chip Cookies the Best Way I Know How

Okay, ya'll are about to absolutely hate my guts, and love me all at the same time. Are you ready for this ultimate chocolate chip cookie?
You've heard of the mug cake by now right? And you've been wooed by the brownie in a mug. Now, introducing..... the Cup Cookie.

Indeed. I said Cup COOKIE.

I'll say it one more time, just so you understand the importance of it. CUP COOKIE!

All of the blissful wonderousness of a delicious, moist, warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie... ready to pop into your mouth in about 2 minutes.
(I told you you were going to hate me.)

This recipe originates from the blog No. 2 Pencil .... you can go ahead and hate her if you'd like. She also has a recipe for the cup brownie, a peanut butter cup cookie and a sugar cookie cup cookie.

I found this recipe tonight.... made it... and then I had to share it immediately after. So rest assured there was no planning this post. I can't FAKE this kind of enthusiasm. Are you ready for the recipe yet? Here it is:

Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Cup
Recipe type: Microwave Dessert
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Serves: 1
Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Cup – the original microwave cookie recipe
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Granulated White Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon of firmly packed Dark Brown Sugar
  • 3 Drops of Vanilla Extract
  • Small Pinch of Kosher Salt
  • 1 Egg Yolk (discard the egg white or save for different recipe)
  • Scant ¼ of All Purpose Flour (slightly less than ¼ of a cup)
  • 2 heaping tablespoons of Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  1. Start by melting your butter in the microwave. Butter should just be melted, not boiling.
  2. Add sugars, vanilla and salt. Stir to combine.
  3. Separate your egg and add the yolk only to your cup. Stir to combine.
  4. Add flour, then stir again. Measure a scant, slightly less than full, ¼ cup of all-purpose flour.
  5. Add the chocolate chips, and give a final stir. Now your mixture will look like cookie dough.
  6. Cook in microwave 40-60 seconds, start checking for doneness at 40 seconds. Mine takes 50 seconds. Do not cook past one minute, just like a regular cookie, this will continue cooking as it cools. If the cookie is dry or cake like, try less time.
  7. Serve warm.
(Recipe quoted directly from No. 2 Pencil)

 I'll admit.... mug cakes are not my fav. They're a brilliant idea, but after they cool down they look, taste and feel like rubber, and there is absolutely nothing appetizing about that. The cookie however, is a spectacle of it's own. Forever soft-cookie-like, this cookie is the essence of what I've been looking for in quick desserts. Lets just say a dinner party Cassy-style is on the horizon.

What's your favourite mug-recipe?

xoxo- C