Chocolate, Pretzel and Peanut Microwave Cookie

Chocolate, Pretzel and Peanut Microwave Cookie

We used to have a bakery here in Toronto called Sweet Flour. It’s specialty was to make single serve cookies. It was one of our favroite spots to visit when Scarlett was a toddler and pre-schooler.

After her little morning program, we’d have a picnic lunch and then head to Sweet Flour. There she could pick a scoop of a pre-made cookie dough and customize it with fillings. She always picked the standard cookie dough and I’d get a scoop of peanut butter dough. (Other doughs included sugar and chocolate.) Your cookie came with three fillings and Scarlett almost always got coloured sprinkles, mini M&M’s and chocolate sprinkles. They would bake fast and spend a few minutes on a cooling slab. We’d get a big glass of milk and neither of us would ever finish our cookies since they were larger than the size of my palm, but, boy, was it fun to design them and share.

Photo by Ashley van der Laan

A few years after Scarlett graduated from her pre-school, Sweet Flour closed. To this day, when we drive by the spot it once inhabited, we both say “remember the cookie shop?!” We have so many memories of enjoying warm, gooey cookies together when our days were filled with picnics and playgrounds.

When Scarlett went on mug cake kick a few years ago, I started talking about Sweet Flour again in earnest because I always thought the concept was so great. Who needs 2 dozen cookies when you can have your ultimate cookie supersized? This microwave cookie is our ode to Sweet Flour and definitely something we love more than a mug cake. While Scarlett has always enjoyed experimenting and making mug cakes, I could never get excited for them. There was never an easy and fast way to make a frosting for them and what’s the point without frosting? Also, if I’m craving something sweet, it’s definitely a cookie. I guess you could say this is my ideal cookie too–salty, sweet, soft and chewy. With a 1 minute cooking time, you can’t get better. Although you do have to wait for it to cool in the refrigerator before popping it into the microwave. However, the wait is definitely worth it.

Chocolate, Pretzel and Peanut Microwave Cookie

Dear Mug Cake, you can't be the only easy and quick dessert in town. Folks, please meet a single-serve cookie to satiate your soft, gooey dessert addiction wihtout a full baking project. The ultimate soft, chewy 1-minute cookie is here.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time21 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsps all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp cornstarch
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tsp peanuts
  • 2 tbsps dark chocolate chunks or chips
  • 1 pretzel, broken

Instructions

  • In a small bowl or mug, whisk butter and sugars. Stir in vanilla extract.
  • Stir in the flour, baking soda, cornstarch and salt. Mix until blended. Stir in peanuts, chocolate and pretzel.
  • Place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes. Remove from the mug and form into a ball. Place on a microwavable plate. Lightly flatten with the back of a tablespoon.
  • Microwave the cookie for 30 seconds. Turn cookie. Microwave another 20 seconds. If needed, microwave for a final 10-20 seconds until edges crack a bit and center is cooked. (Everyone's microwave is different so check cookie after each cooking increment. The dough will get lighter in color when it is cooked.) The entire cookie will be too soft to lift, so allow it to sit for 5 minutes on the plate in the refrigerator to cool. Use a spatula to lift it from the plate and enjoy.

Notes

Please don’t skip the refrigeration step. It’s important for the cookie set up, especially since the recipe uses melted butter. Otherwise, you’ll have a plate of mush. Also, be sure to let it cool in the refrigerator after microwaving since it will be too soft to lift from the plate. You don’t want it to fall apart.

When you have a cookie emergency, this is your relief. Feel free to try your own additions and be sure to share your creations with us on our instagram @sweetpotatochronicless. We love to see our recipes in your home.

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