Fantastic Feasts and Where to Find Them: Cookie-in-a-Cup

In light of last week’s article about making batches of cookies I had a craving for a cookie. That’s right. A cookie. A single serving cookie.

Now that seems like a silly idea but hold onto your hats folks — we’re in the Pinterest and tumblr age. And if there’s something that I’ve learned about these image-based social networking sites, it’s that these strange folks love food, and they love taking pictures of it as well as eating it, and if you have enough pretentious foodies running about with Instagram’d food pics, someone will be writing recipes to go with them. And luckily for me, I found just the recipe for a single serving of a chocolate chip cookie — aka. my new go-to for when there’s a Once Upon a Time episode to watch and you’re craving for something sweet to go with the terrible, terrible feelings.

So this recipe literally takes about 60 seconds — that’s one minute folks. You’re one minute away from chocolate-chip cookie heaven.

Let’s do this.

ALTHOUGH – wait, wait, before we begin — a word of warning: You need to take this recipe with a grain of salt. Cute little single-serving cakes, cookies, and other desserts may look cute and adorable and are a cinch to prepare, but be warned that they may or may not live up to expectations. The fact that you MIGHT be consuming an undercooked egg if your microwave isn’t set high enough is another issue, but in terms of uh, taste and texture?

What comes out of this cup certainly tastes like a chocolate chip cookie. It won’t exactly be a chocolate chip cookie, but it’s so darn close you won’t really miss it.

Anyhow — back to the task at hand, you will need:

NOTE: Misbehaving cat that should know not to stop on the kitchen counter not needed in recipe

  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • A drop or two of vanilla extract
  • A little less than 1/4 cup of flour
  • As many chocolate chips as necessary
  • One microwave safe mug

Okay so this is a cinch to make — microwave your tablespoon of butter  in your serving mug for about thirty seconds to melt it.

Next, stir in your tablespoon of white sugar, brown sugar, your salt, then your egg yolk, and finally your flour. Make sure you scrape the edges and be sure you mix in all your dry and wet ingredients together well.

Finally toss in your chocolate chips — as many as you’d like, really, although I’d guesstimate that less than 1/4 will be fine. It is ONE microwave-cookie you’re making, after all.

Now comes the moment of truth — stick it into your microwave and cook for 60 seconds. Take it out and test for doneness — you don’t want anything goopy or eggy, so microwave for an additional 5 seconds if needed.

And then voila – you have a microwavable treat that could pass off to taste just like a chocolate chip cookie! Its texture may not be what you expected, but it certainly delivers when it comes to taste, and it’s all tidily done with minimal extra pots and such to clean. :3 A win-win situation — just make sure your egg is cooked when you make this on your own!

Anyhow, that’s it for this week’s Fantastic Feasts — tune in next time for yet another recipe! Or some rambling. We haven’t had a Food for Thought for awhile — I think it’s time for some rambling haha.

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Fenrir

A would-be anthropologist, writer, food historian, and professional glutton hoping to combine fandom with her love of food. Ever wondered what a nug tasted like? Is butterbeer alcoholic? If you've asked such questions and are already drooling at the thought of a big old plate of lembas bread, then you're in the right place

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Fenrir

A would-be anthropologist, writer, food historian, and professional glutton hoping to combine fandom with her love of food. Ever wondered what a nug tasted like? Is butterbeer alcoholic? If you've asked such questions and are already drooling at the thought of a big old plate of lembas bread, then you're in the right place

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