I have two elder siblings by blood, and a younger one by… well… I broke his nose once.
We had a big long argument about what my blog should be, and he won. Raiders and Gentlefolk, welcome to the premier of the Writehack/Lifehack category!
Sometimes when I’m writing, I want a snack NOW. Cooking is fun, cooking is a social activity; but it’s also a huge time-suck. I’d rather get up, get a snack, and eat it in the time it takes to find the perfect synonym for ‘slammed.’
Before I found this recipe, my microwave mug-cakes were eggy abominations. Whenever you’re trying a new recipe, make sure you have all the ingredients on hand before you begin. I like to lay everything out on the table before I start, and then put each ingredient away after I’ve used it.
I subbed chopped walnuts for chocolate chips because that’s what I had on hand.
This fills half a standard US coffee mug. Want more cookie? Double the recipe and microwave until solid. Baking is the mad science of tasty ratios.
1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
1 Tablespoon brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon (pinch) salt
1 egg yolk
3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
1-2 Tablespoons chocolate chips
- Microwave butter in a mug until melted, 30 seconds to 1 minute.
- With a spoon, mix in sugars, vanilla extract and salt until well-combined. Mix in egg yolk until no traces of the yolk are seen.
- Mix in flour.
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- Microwave on high for 40 seconds, or a maximum of 50 seconds. (I nuked mine for 80 seconds because I’m hardcore like that.)
- Serve warm, maybe with ice cream.