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Satisfy your chocolate craving with double chocolate chip cookie in a mug. Add cocoa powder and a hint of coffee to heighten the chocolate flavor!

hand holding spoon with double chocolate chip cookie. Blue mug with cookie inside

Want a quick and easy way to satisfy your chocolate craving? Try a double chocolate chip cookie in a mug. This cookie is soft, chewy and packed with chocolate chips. Like most of my chocolate desserts, a little bit of coffee in the batter will intensify the chocolate flavor. So go find your favorite mug and get ready to enjoy a chocolate cookie in minutes!

blue mug with spoon and double chocolate chip cookie ingredients

How to make a double chocolate chip cookie in a mug

You will need the following ingredients to make a cookie in a mug: butter, sugar, brown sugar, egg yolk, vanilla, cocoa powder, espresso powder, flour and chocolate chips. For the espresso powder, I suggest using a dark roast such as Boyer’s Rocky Mountain Thunder.

Start by melting the butter in the mug in the microwave. Then mix in the sugar and brown sugar until well combined. Add the egg yolk and vanilla and mix until incorporated. Next, stir in the dry ingredients (cocoa powder, espresso powder, flour), then finish off with the chocolate chips. Once all the ingredients are combined, all you have to do is microwave the mug for 40 to 60 seconds! How simple is that?

espresso ground coffee in a coffee bean grinder

Why does coffee enhance the flavor of chocolate?

Unsweetened cocoa powder is somewhat bitter on its own, but adding coffee or espresso powder intensifies the chocolate flavor. It makes chocolate desserts more, well, chocolate-y without adding coffee flavor. Just a ¼ teaspoon of espresso powder in this double chocolate chip cookie recipe brings out the rich chocolate flavor provided by the cocoa and chocolate chips.

I suggest a dark roast such as Boyer’s Rocky Mountain Thunder Coffee. The bold, rich roast works best with chocolate. I used whole beans and ground them into fine espresso powder. If you don’t have a coffee bean grinder, I suggest using 1/2  teaspoon of strongly brewed coffee as a substitute.

double chocolate chip cookie in a mug with spoon

More chocolate recipes to make with coffee

Do you like chocolate desserts? Give these recipes a try and experiment with adding espresso powder or coffee to the mix!

I hope you enjoy this double chocolate chip cookie in a mug recipe. Find Boyer’s Rocky Mountain Thunder coffee and more blends on their website. You can also get your own a Boyer’s mug, which does a good job at keeping the cookie warm and the chocolate chips melted. Use code BLONDE15 at checkout to receive 15% off your order (expires 12/31/19). Happy holidays!

hand holding spoon with double chocolate chip cookie. Blue mug with cookie inside

Double Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug

Satisfy your chocolate craving with double chocolate chip cookie in a mug. Add cocoa powder and a hint of coffee to heighten the chocolate flavor!
5 (6 ratings)

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 drops pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon espresso powder from Boyer’s Rocky Mountain Coffee Beans*
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 generous tablespoons bittersweet chocolate chips

Instructions 

  • In a microwave-safe mug, place 1 tablespoon of butter. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds until melted (not boiling).
  • Add the sugar and brown sugar to the mug and mix until well combined, about 1 minute. Mix in the egg yolk and vanilla just until combined, about 20 seconds. Add the flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder and salt, and mix just until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips, leaving a few extra to sprinkle on top.
  • Place the mug in the microwave and heat on full power for 40 to 60 seconds. Check at 40 seconds to see if the cookie is cooked in the center. Add more time if necessary (mine took 50 seconds). Serve warm.

Notes

Espresso powder substitute: If you don’t have a coffee bean grinder, substitute the espresso powder with ½ teaspoon to 1 teaspoon strongly brewed coffee. This works especially well at high-altitude where ingredients are dryer and baked goods need more moisture.
Dry cookie in a mug: Try decreasing the time in the microwave to 40 seconds. Remember, the cookie will continue baking a little bit after it’s taken out of the microwave because the mug is still hot. If the cookie is still dry, consider adding 1 teaspoon of strongly brewed coffee in place of the espresso powder.
Boyer’s Rocky Mountain Coffee is available in stores nationwide. Use their store locator or visit their website.
Serving: 1g, Calories: 356kcal, Carbohydrates: 46g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 18g, Sodium: 17mg, Potassium: 76mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 25g

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