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Hot Chocolate Mug Cookies for Two

4.53 from 17 votes
This Hot Chocolate Mug Cookie combines the flavor of a chocolate cookie and a warm cozy hot chocolate. Oh and its made in 2 minute in the microwave! 
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Hi Bold Bakers!

When it gets cold in the winter time, I love a big mug of Hot Chocolate. And since it’s the holidays, I’m all about cookies. This year instead of making one or the other, you can make Hot Chocolate Mug Cookies and even share them with a friend or loved one. This treat is designed for sharing, and sure to please, so lets get micro-baking!

How to make a Hot Chocolate Cookie in a mug

My Hot Chocolate Mug Cookies are really the best of both of these treats. Think chocolate cookie meets melted foamy marshmallows. Leave the store bought cookies where they are, and surprise that special person in your life with this perfect treat. Combine a few ingredients you most likely already have, to create the chocolate cookie part of this mug cookie. Then, just as with hot chocolate, top this mug cookie with mini marshmallows and microwave for just one minute.

Do marshmallow melt in the microwave?

The best part of this Hot Chocolate Cookie in a mug is obviously the generous amount of melted toasted marshmallows that top the whole thing off. Marshmallows melt perfectly in the microwave creating that warm fluffy marshmallow fluff texture we all know and love in a hot chocolate.


You will not believe how good these Hot Chocolate Mug Cookies are and the best part is that this recipe is designed for sharing. This is the perfect little dessert to end any holiday celebration so I can’t wait for you to give it a try!

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Get two more Christmas Mug Cookies including Mug Sugar Cookies and Gingerbread Mug Cookies. And have you seen my Holiday Baking Headquarters page? You’ll find every recipe you could possibly need for the holidays including Christmas Cookies, edible gifts and my best holiday baking tips!

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Hot Chocolate Mug Cookie for Two Recipe

4.53 from 17 votes
This Hot Chocolate Mug Cookie combines the flavor of a chocolate cookie and a warm cozy hot chocolate. Oh, and its made in 2 minutes in the microwave! 
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 2 mug cookies
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 6 mins
This Hot Chocolate Mug Cookie combines the flavor of a chocolate cookie and a warm cozy hot chocolate. Oh, and its made in 2 minutes in the microwave! 
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 2 mug cookies


  • 2 tablespoon (1oz/ 30g) butter
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon white sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 4 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoon flour
  • pinch of salt
  • Mini Marshmallows


  • Place butter in the mug and melt in microwave (about 30 seconds).
  • Add both sugars and stir together.
  • Add the egg yolks, mixing thoroughly.
  • Add flour, salt and cocoa powder and stir until combined.
  • Divide the mix between two mugs.
  • Cook in the microwave separately for about 45 seconds - 1 minute. (This timing is based on my 1200W microwave so check the wattage of your timing may vary)
  • Serve with a few marshmallows on top and enjoy! (if you pop them in the microwave for 15 seconds they puff up 🙂


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1 year ago

Can I just half the recipe?

1 year ago

I made these cookies last night in less than 5 minutes, including putting away the ice cream and whipped cream. Big hit, little effort. I’ll work my way through all the flavors. Thank you for a perfect recipe.

Lenka Cernikova(@lenka-cernikova)
2 years ago

Does it work without baking powder?? or maybe that is the difference between cookie in mug and cake in mug – ?
I am addicted to your videos. And as soon as I have my new kitchen, my family is going to get really FAT!! 😀

Jolene Cockey
4 years ago

I found you on youtube.i really enjoy your videos..

1 year ago

Hi Gemma!
Do I use powdered sugar or granulated sugar for the recipe? I tried with granulated sugar and it was crumbly and not completely dissolved when I made. Overall it tasted fantastic. THANK YOU <3

2 years ago

What size mug do I need for these cookies? Most of my microwaveable mugs are deeper and not as wide as the one pictured. Should I lengthen the microwaving time?

2 years ago

Gemma i just love watching how you make every yummy food so easy. Love you💖 you are just so awesomely amazing.
Im gonna buy some microwavable mugs n make those cookies as c’mas gifts. Thankyou so much 😘

2 years ago

Recipe made 1 serving for this greedy chocoholic 🙂 I will add some vanilla next time and 45 secs was almost a bit too long in the microwave.
Thanks for sharing!

2 years ago

What kind of flour did she use. Self raising or plain?

3 years ago

Made it. Disappointed. Its like cake. Definitely not a cookie!

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