Chatelaine Kitchen

A one-minute chocolate chip cookie just for you

Follow these instructions, and that craving will be satisfied in no time.
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Photo by Kristen Eppich

We're all busy — but I dare say that none of us are too busy for a one-minute chocolate chip cookie. The inspiration for this creation comes from a few talented bloggers; Among them, No. 2 Pencil created a clever chocolate chip cookie in a cup, and Clean Eats developed a one-minute cookie (and it's healthy!). But, since what I needed was a quick, easy chocolate chip cookie (it's one of my vices) I made some modifications. I think you'll like it.

There are a few things to note with this cookie:

Microwaves are tricky things. While your cookies are cooking, they will appear pale and  undercooked — and you will be tempted to cook them longer than the advised cook time. Don't do it. In the microwave, cookies cook from the inside out, so while they appear slightly pale, they are in fact cooked. They will also firm and crisp up as they cool.

Don't mess with the measurements. There are a few unusually finicky measurement in the recipe. I'm normally a low-maintenance kind of cook — but after testing this recipe A LOT — trust me, these are the right measurements. I figure if it's short, it better be sweet so make the best one-minute cookie you can.

It may seem like a lot of chocolate chips, and you're right...but it works (again, trust me on this).

One-Minute Chocolate Chip Cookie


  • 1 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • Drop of vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 1/2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips


  • STIR butter with sugars in bowl until light and creamy. Lightly beat egg in a small bowl until whites and yolks have combined. Spoon 2 tsp of the beaten egg into the butter mixture (reserve remaining egg for another use). Add a drop of vanilla extract, a pinch of salt and stir until combined. Stir in flour, then chocolate chips.
  • GREASE a medium-sized flat plate with butter or line with a small piece of parchment. Scoop the batter into a mound on the plate. Place in the microwave and cook for 60 to 75 seconds, depending on the strength of your microwave. Remove and let rest for 2 - 3 minutes, or until cool enough to handle. Pour a glass of cold milk, enjoy.

Originally published August 14th, 2015.



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