Sugar Cookie In a MUG recipe for when you just want a cookie, fast! Quick & easy warm sugar cookie done in minutes & made in a mug in the microwave!
Sugar cookies are always a huge hit with the family but what do you do when you just want one serving instead of a dozen? Make them in a mug of course!
A sugar cookie in a mug is the answer to all life’s problems, or at the very least, they’re the answer to your sweet tooth cravings. Made with just a few ingredients and ready in about 6 minutes from start to finish, these are the sweet treats you need to end your night on the perfect note.
What Are Mug Cookies?
Mug cookies are literally that- a cookie, cooked inside of a coffee mug. This is a perfect example of recipe scaling to fit your needs. Sometimes you double or triple a cookie recipe so that there’s enough for a party or gathering, but sometimes it’s just you curling up on the couch after the kids go to bed and you want something sweet.
Mug cookies are a perfect single serving dessert for those nights or for a fun afternoon with the kids too. Have everyone make their own microwave sugar cookie and decorate the top with sprinkles, colored sugars, or whatever else add-ins might be desired (chocolate chips are always a hit!) There’s never a wrong time for sugar cookies and with this fast and simple coffee mug cookie recipe you can have all of the reasons and excuses to enjoy cookies more often.
Sugar Cookie Mug Cookie Ingredients
-Butter: Use 1 tablespoon of butter to help add a nice rich taste and texture to the mug cookie.
-Sugar: Adding in 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar will help our cookie to turn out nice and sweet.
-Vanilla: We want our cookie to taste great, so adding in 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract will help to do just that!
-Salt: Add in a pinch of salt to help enhance the flavors in this cookie and really make it taste incredible.
-Egg: You will need to use 1 egg yolk to help bind the cookie together and to add in a richer flavor. Egg yolks are what make baked goods like cookies taste incredible.
-Flour: You need 3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour to be the base of the dough for this cookie.
-Sprinkles: If desired you can use fun and colorful sprinkles to garnish your cookie with before baking.
How to Make Sugar Cookie Mug Cookie
Spray the inside of a microwave-safe coffee mug with nonstick cooking spray.
Place your butter inside the mug and place it into the microwave. Heat for 20-30 seconds.
Add in your sugar, vanilla, and salt. Whisk with a fork to combine.
Add in the egg yolk and then mix again until incorporated.
Add in your all-purpose flour and stir to combine.
Cook the Cookie in the Microwave
Top it off with sprinkles (if desired).
Cook in the microwave for 60 seconds.
Serve warm. Enjoy!
How do I know when my mug cookie is done cooking?
You will know that your mug cookie has finished baking when the time has elapsed and the cookies are puffed up within your coffee mug. Not only will the cookie look puff, but the edges should appear to be set and dry while the center may look a little softer or glossy as well. If you’re still unsure if the cookie has finished baking properly, you can check it with an instant-read thermometer, it should reach 165 degrees F.
What size coffee mug do I need?
A standard 12-ounce coffee mug is almost always recommended and a 10 ounce one usually works well too. You will have to trial and error test anything smaller than that (like a cappuccino mug) because sometimes they work and other times they puff up and over the mug sides as they’re all slightly different in size, width, and depth, which leads to different results with each mug.
Need more sugar cookie recipes (or enough cookies to feed a crowd? Check out these great ideas!
- COCONUT SUGAR COOKIES
- CHRISTMAS JELLO SUGAR COOKIES
- BUTTER SUGAR COOKIES
- CHRISTMAS SUGAR COOKIE BARS
- CREAM CHEESE SUGAR COOKIES
- FROSTED BROWN SUGAR COOKIES
- SOUR CREAM SUGAR COOKIES
- CHOCOLATE SUGAR COOKIES
- SUGAR COOKIE BARS
- MINI SUGAR COOKIE BITES
- JELLO SUGAR COOKIES
- BLUEBERRY SUGAR COOKIES
- LIME SUGAR COOKIES
I came from a family of all girls, then my first child was a BOY! I was excited…and a bit nervous. I love my boys fiercely, but I am also delighted that I had 2 girls. Just like there’s a special connection between mother and son, there is also something wonderful about having a daughter. Or two, in my case! I’m thrilled they have each other as sisters and am really enjoying all the lace and sparkles that come with girls.
Coffee mug sugar cookies are always a great idea for when you want a fast treat that doesn’t need to be shared. One cookie, 5 minutes, and just a few simple ingredients are all you need.