I know I’ve been talking about the weather a lot lately, but when spring decides it really wants to be winter and you are faced with more rainy cold days than your sun deprived brain can cope with, talking about it is the only thing you can do to cope. Talk about it, and try to soothe your summer loving soul with some warm, delicious, sweet treats, like the chocolate chip mug cookies the kids and I made on the weekend.
If it’s going to feel like winter, we get to eat more wintery treats right?
When you don’t want (or need) to make a whole batch of cookies, but you just want something warm and sweet, then you need to give these mug cookies a try.
You mix it, cook it, and eat it out of the same container, and all you need is a table spoon measure for all the ingredients. So that reduces the amount of mess and washing up.
They are so easy to make the kids can do it all on their own. And they are easy to customise, so if someone wants to add sprinkles, or change the chocolate chips to white chocolate, or make it a chocolate chocolate chip cookie, they can. No fuss, no arguments!
If you are dairy free you can change the milk to water, and the butter to oil (coconut oil works well)
You cook these in the microwave in just over a minute, so the whole process only takes a few minutes from start to finish.
Cooking times will vary depending on your microwave and your mug, and depending on how gooey you like your cookies. The mixture has no eggs so you could eat it totally raw if you like! Check the mixture a few times during the cooking process so you can take it out when it is just the way you like it.
You need to be a bit careful about how hot the mug gets, so parental supervision is needed for young kids.
- 2 tbsp butter - melted (or oil)
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- ¼ tsp vanilla
- 6 tbsp plain flour
- 3 tbsp milk (or water)
- chocolate chips
- In a microwave safe mug, melt the butter then add the sugar and vanilla and mix well.
- Mix in the flour and add milk (or water), mixing well till all combined.
- Stir through the chocolate chips and add a couple to the top.
- Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes depending on your microwave and how cooked you want your cookie to be. Check at 30 second intervals.
To make a dairy free version switch the butter for oil (coconut oil works well) and the milk for water or other non-dairy milk.
Please note: this recipe uses Australian measurements and temperatures, if you need to convert measurements or temperatures you can find our printable cooking conversion chart here.
When your chocolate chip mug cookie is ready you’ll need to grab a spoon and eat the soft, gooey, crumble cookie while it’s still warm!
What is the weather like where you live?
Do you eat different things depending on what season it is?
What is your favourite winter treat??