Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug recipe. The ultimate single serving healthy cookie in a mug that tastes like an ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookie and cooks in 40 seconds in the microwave! Naturally Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Grain-free, and Paleo.

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This chocolate chip cookie in a mug recipe has been my go-to lately when I’m craving a melty gooey cookie. Especially when I want a warm soft chocolate chip cookie ASAP, but I don’t feel like baking, and I only want one cookie.

But seriously… this Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe checks all the boxes. It is ridiculously delicious, it hits the spot, it is easy to make, it cooks in 40 seconds, and it is made with healthier-for-you ingredients like almond flour and coconut sugar.

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I have been eating this Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug for maybe a year now. I’ve made this so many times that I can confidently say. It’s amazing. It’s easy. And you need to add it to your to-make list.

This cookie in a mug recipe comes in handy for so many occasions:

  • When I want a cookie and no one else does.
  • When I want a cookie but don’t feel like baking.
  • When I want a cookie but don’t want to wake up my sleeping toddlers in the process.
  • When I want a cookie NOW.
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Ingredients needed to make this Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug:

  • coconut sugar- You could also use maple sugar here, but I find coconut sugar is easier to find and I always have it on hand.
  • olive oil– You could use alternative oils here, but I love baked goods made with extra light olive oil.
  • vanilla extract
  • egg yolk– Make sure to only use the egg yolk in this recipe. There is too much water in the egg white, which throws the balance of the ingredients off, and results in a cookie that is too wet and doesn’t have a cookie texture.
  • almond flour
  • tapioca flour– You can also use arrowroot flour here.
  • dairy-free chocolate chips

How to make this healthy cookie in a mug recipe:

It is really quick and simple!

To start, get your microwave proof mug or ramekin.

Add the coconut sugar and olive oil and mix everything together.

Then, add the vanilla and egg yolk and mix everything together again.

After that add the almond flour and tapioca flour and mix until the cookie batter forms.

Mix in the chocolate chips.

And microwave!

Make sure to only microwave the cookie for 40 seconds. It keeps cooking once it comes out and 40 seconds is plenty.

The cookie will look a little spongy and shouldn’t feel wet when you touch it.

Though the chocolate will be melty.

Basically this cookie in a mug should be similar to a soft, gooey cookie that just came out of the oven.

I highly recommend serving this mug cookie with ice-cream but the choice is yours!

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Tips for this Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug

Make sure your mug is microwave proof! This is so so important.

You would be surprised how many mugs claim to be microwave proof but are not! I have learned this the hard way.

Basically, if your mug gets very hot when you are trying to cook this cookie, then the heat isn’t going to your batter, it is going to your mug and your cookie won’t cook. It will still look like batter after 40 seconds and you’ll be left with a very hot mug and an undercooked cookie.

You’ll know your mug is really microwave proof if the mug itself stays relatively cool after cooking in the microwave, but the batter gets hot enough to turn into a cookie.

Finding a legit microwave proof mug is why I often use a ramekin for this recipe because they tend to be microwave proof and work best.

This article on how to tell if something is microwave safe is very helpful!

Other mug cookie recipes you may enjoy:

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug (Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free)

The ultimate single serving healthy cookie in a mug that tastes like an ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookie and cooks in 40 seconds in the microwave! Naturally Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Grain-free, and Paleo.

Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug (Paleo, Dairy-free)

Servings: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 6 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a microwave safe mug or ramekin, add the coconut sugar and olive oil and mix with a fork.
  • Add the vanilla extract and egg yolk and mix again.
  • Add the almond flour and tapioca flour and mix. The mixture will be thick.
  • Mix in the chocolate chips.
  • Microwave for 40 seconds. ( Only do 40 seconds because it keeps cooking once you take it out of the microwave)
  • Serve as is or with ice-cream.

Notes

Make sure your mug or ramekin in microwave proof. If your mug gets too hot, the batter won’t cook. You want the batter to get hot and cook and not the mug. 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug
Author: Dominique | Perchance to Cook