Meals in a mug: Chocolate Chip Cookie

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As a student on a college budget, finding time to cook can be a challenge. Meals in a mug seeks to bring readers creative and nutritious meals armed with only a microwave and a mug.

Ingredients from the grocery list to make homemade-style cookies in the microwave.  Photo by Vera Holiday | The Broadside.
Ingredients from the grocery list to make homemade-style cookies in the microwave. Photo by Vera Holiday | The Broadside.

 

Nothing says winter better than homemade cookies. However, baking an entire batch can be expensive and time consuming. If you want a simple way to get your chocolate fix and still have time for your studies then this week’s recipe is the one for you.

Grocery list
butter $2.59-$4.69
2 lb brown sugar about $1.99
lb sugar $1.43
5 lb unbleached flour about $2.171
2 fl oz vanilla $2.99
1 lb, 10 oz Iodised salt 67 cents
1 dozen eggs 1.49
chocolate chips 1.89
Ingredients:
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
3 drops vanilla extract
1 pinch of salt
1 egg yolk(you can use the whole egg if you want it to be more of a brownie or cake like texture)
¼ cup all purpose flour
2 heaping tablespoons of chocolate chips

Directions:
1. In the mug, melt butter in microwave for about 25 seconds. Make sure it is melted, not boiling.
2. Add sugars, vanilla, and salt. Stir to combine.
3. Separate egg if you wish, then add to mix, then stir mixture.
4. Add flour, then stir again.
5. Finally, add the chocolate chips and stir once more.
6. Cook in the microwave for 40-60 seconds, check for doughiness at about 40 seconds. Depending on the power of your microwave, it may take a bit longer.

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