I crave cookies on the reg. It’s kind of an issue. But the thing is, I never bake them — I can’t fight the temptation when there’s a batch of freshly baked treats around, so I avoid putting myself in such a situation altogether. But sometimes I really just want one delicious, hot, ooey gooey cookie. Enter Melissa from the awesome lifestyle blog Number 2 Pencil. She made a recipe for a chocolate chip cookie in a cup! Perfect for one, when the craving really hits!


  • 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.

If chocolate is more your thing, she also has a recipe for a brownie in a cup! Or if you’re a cinnamon sugar fan, she also has a recipe for a snickerdoodle cookie in a cup!