Tuesday, June 11, 2013

No Egg Microwave Cookie in a Cup

It may not be a Cup o' Pizza but a Cup o' Cookie is pretty good if I do say so myself! When I logged onto Pinterest today one of the girls I follow had posted a cookie in a cup microwave recipe. I love the idea of making a quick treat without having to bake an entire batch of cookies. Especially when the temperature outside is 95 degrees! I don't know about you but I have no interest in turning on the oven when it's that hot. I've tried the microwave cake in a cup recipe and honestly I found it a little disappointing. It was ok, but not ok enough for me to want to make it again. Also, it had an egg in it. I’m no Alton Brown but isn’t part of the reason you put an egg in a cake to help it bind together? If it’s in a cup why do you need an egg? Well I read through the microwave cookie in a cup recipe and it sounded ok but there was that pesky egg again. I decided that I would try it without the egg, and I would do it with my cookie recipe. I love my cookie recipe. LOVE. It’s a little salty and sweet and so delicious. The recipe originated from a friend of my parents. We’ll call her Marie. Marie was so sweet. She would bake a bunch of different Christmas cookies every year and give them to her friends. Her chocolate chip butterscotch cookies were the best cookie that had ever past my lips. I would ask her year after year for the recipe and she would forget or loose it or something would happen where she couldn’t give it to me. Then after some serious begging she finally forked it over. I was so excited I went right out and got everything I needed. I baked them exactly as she had instructed. I did everything I was supposed to. Unfortunatly, they were not right. Not even close. She Marie Barone’d me. Did you ever see the episode of Everybody loves Raymond where Marie is going to teach Deborah to make her meatballs? Marie brings over all the ingredients only to sabotaged Deborah by putting an Oregano label over the Rosemary. Well, I don't know if that's what happend but I'm going to think maybe she just wrote it down wrong. Lucky for me I’m pretty good a figuring out recipes. After 2 batches I got it right. I try not to make them very often because we gobble them up.  I’m not sure if trying to convert them to a microwave recipe was a good idea. If they came out great it would be very dangerous! Are you ready to live life on the edge? This cup o'cookie is so good! You’ve been warned! ;-)

You will need.

1 pat of butter
1 tablespoon of sugar
1/2 tablespoon of brown sugar
2 drops of vanilla

mix these together with a fork in your cup

Add the following
3 tablespoons of flour
1 pinch of kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons almond milk ( you can use cows milk or whatever you have) 
chocolate chips and butterscotch chips. I don't add too many as they burn in the microwave easy.

Mix with your fork and pop in the microwave for 30 seconds. Check it and cook for 15 seconds. You can tell you're getting close becasue it puffs up and you can smell it. Mine took 90 seconds. Just watch it because you don't want the middle to burn...and it will if you over cook it! Let me know if you try this and like it! 

Oops...look at that I spilled a few extra chips on the top after I microwaved it!

The weather in the US has been crazy the last day or so...fires out west, tornados and storms in the east. I hope you are all safe and sound!



  1. That seems like an awful lot of work (all that measuring, etc.) for ONE cookie! It's a WHOLE batch or nothing for me! :-)

    1. If I had better self control it would be a whole batch! ;-)

  2. Oh my goodness where are those adorable measuring cups from?