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Chocolate chip cookie for one

Mug cakes have become all the rage on Pinterest and this mug obsession has now expanded to cookies. This “cookie in a cup” recipe takes maybe five minutes and is the best for a quick treat because sometimes, you just really want a nice, warm chocolate chip cookie. Yet, you either don’t have enough time to bake them, or the recipe makes 24 cookies. While you could surely scarf down two dozen cookies, this way you can resist the temptation and be happy with your mug cookie.

Ingredients and Directions:

1 Tablespoon butter
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon vanilla
pinch salt
1 egg yolk
3 Tablespoons flour
1 Tablespoon mini chocolate chips

Mix the ingredients together in a mug, adding the flour and chocolate chips last. Heat for 45-50 seconds in the microwave and enjoy the cookie by itself or with a scoop of ice cream!