This instant deep dish cookie is a perfect solution to your late-night sugar craving. Assembled in a mug and baked in a microwave, it’s gooey, soft, and oozing with chocolate.
When it’s too late to order in, and you don’t find any dessert, candy, or ice cream at home to satisfy your cravings, this single-serve cookie saves the day!
This deep dish cookie recipe is the perfect cross between the traditional cookie and a mug cake. It is dense, chewy, and crumbly, with pockets of melted chocolate distributed throughout. Every bite hits home.
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Why this recipe works
- Quick and easy. Why spend time and money getting a cookie delivered when you can make one at home in under 5 minutes? And trust me, you’ll have all the ingredients at home.
- Kid friendly. Want to get your kids excited about cooking? How about making this cookie with them? Without the fuss of baking and complicated appliances, this recipe is a safe starting point.
- They are so versatile. There’s no wrong time to enjoy these chunky, chewy, chocolaty treats! Fancy a quick snack, a fun dessert, or something to snack on with a movie? This ticks the boxes.
What I love the most about this recipe is that you can make it with just pantry staples and chocolate! Here’s what you’ll need.
- Butter. Any unsalted softened butter will work for this recipe. But if you use salted butter, skip adding the additional salt.
- Brown sugar. Its molasses flavor adds a layer of complexity to the cookie. Also, brown sugar helps achieve the perfect moist and chewy texture.
- Sugar. I love combining white and brown sugar for a moreish cookie texture.
- Baking powder. To get a lovely rise.
- Salt. To enhance the flavor profile and balance the sweetness.
- Vanilla extract. You’ll need just a splash to mimic the classic chocolate chip cookie taste.
- All-purpose flour. The base for your instant cookie dough.
- Chocolate chips. I like using semi-sweet chocolate chips. If you have only a bar of milk, dark, or semi-sweet chocolate at home, make this cookie with it.
Find the printable recipe with measurements below.
How to make a deep dish cookie
If only every recipe were as easy as this one! Here’s how to make an instant deep dish cookie at home.
Step 1- Make the dough. Mix butter, sugars, vanilla extract, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Stir in flour and chocolate chips to make the dough.
Step 2- Microwave and enjoy! Transfer the dough to a microwave-safe bowl and heat it for a minute at high power. Allow it to set for about 20 seconds, and enjoy!
Flavor and recipe variations
- Add fruits and nuts. Dried fruits like raisins or goji berries and nuts like walnuts, pecans, and roasted almonds taste incredible in these cookies.
- Make a double chocolate cookie. There’s no such thing as too much chocolate. Combine with a spoonful of cocoa powder to make a double chocolate chip cookie.
- Scale it up. Did you know you could make a deep dish cookie in a skillet? Bake a pie-like cookie in the oven for 15-20 minutes for a gooey dessert!
Frequently asked questions
To make it in the oven, transfer the cookie dough to a ramekin or a compact dish and bake for 8-10 minutes at 180°C/350°F.
The USP of this cookie is its last-minute no prep! But you can make the dough ahead of time and refrigerate it until baking.
My favorite way to enjoy this cookie is with vanilla ice cream. You can also serve it with berries, whipped cream, and a generous chocolate or caramel sauce drizzle.
More quick dessert recipes to try
- Hot chocolate mug cake
- 1 minute coffee cake
- Cinnamon roll in a mug
- Muffin in a mug
- Single serve oatmeal cookie
Deep Dish Cookie
- Add the butter, brown sugar, white sugar, baking powder, salt and vanilla in a bowl and mix.
- Next, add the all-purpose flour and chocolate chips and mix thoroughly.
- Transfer the mix to a microwave-friendly bowl and heat for 60 seconds. Let it sit for 20 second before serving.
- Follow instructions as above and bake for 10-12 minutes, until just tender on the outside.
Recipe originally published March 2016 but updated to include new information for your benefit.
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