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Microwave Mug Sugar Cookie Recipe

4.32 from 109 votes
Sugar Cookies make the best Christmas Cookies, so my Mug Sugar Cookies make the best festive treats for that sugar cookie recipe fix in just a few minutes.
Need a Christmas pick me up? Try these Mug Cookies that takes only 1 minutes to cook in the microwave!!

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Hi Bold Bakers!

It’s just not a Christmas celebration without some frosted sugar cookies! My Mug Sugar Cookies have all the ingredients of those sweet frosted sugar cookies, with out any of the fuss. Usually when making a traditional sugar cookie recipe you have to get out your electric mixer, mix up the cookie dough, allow it to chill in the fridge, then you can finally roll them out and bake them. After baking sugar cookies they have to cool in order to frost them.  Then you still have to decorate. Delicious, but a lot of trouble.

Imagine the same flavor and festive look made in minutes in a mug in the microwave. My Mug Sugar Cookies make this dream a reality! And you can even make one to share! Mix up a few simple ingredients in 2 mugs, microwave for just 1 minute each, and these cookies are ready for decorating! Talk about instant gratification! I cover my Mug Sugar Cookies with white frosting and tiny red and green sprinkles. They taste amazing and look adorable, what more could you want for a holiday treat?

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Mug Sugar Cookies for Two Recipe

4.32 from 109 votes
Sugar Cookies make the best Christmas Cookies, so my Mug Sugar Cookies make the best festive treats for that sugar cookie recipe fix in just a few minutes.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 2 mug cookies
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 6 mins
Sugar Cookies make the best Christmas Cookies, so my Mug Sugar Cookies make the best festive treats for that sugar cookie recipe fix in just a few minutes.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 2 mug cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon (1oz/30g) butter
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 6 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon sprinkles

Instructions

  • Place butter in the mug and melt in microwave (about 30 seconds).
  • Add sugar and stir together.
  • Mix in the egg yolks, thoroughly.
  • Stir in flour, salt and sprinkles, until combined.
  • Divide the mix between two mugs.
  • Top with sprinkles and 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 little buttercream frosting on top and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If you just want to make 1 cookie then 1/2 the recipe.

 

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Nicole
Nicole
1 year ago

OMGGG!! Gemma! We decided to try this as everything is still under lockdown and the kiddies are bored out of their minds…and they were AMAZING!!!! We could not get over how great it turned out…was a little apprehensive at first that it would taste like a sugar cookie. But WA-LAHHH!!! In fact, it was so good that my little one got up this morning and made one for herself after breakfast!! Thank you Gemma. We think your recipes are absolutely wonderful. Surviving the quarantine just a little better with your recipes! Stay well and safe. Blessings.

Clara
Clara
1 year ago

This is horrible. Does not taste like a cookie at all. Split recipe in half and omitted sprinkles but otherwise I followed recipe exactly. I am very disappointed. I do not mean to be biased but now your other mug cakes have a stained reputation. Will try another recipe though. 🙁

Ben
Ben
1 year ago

Wow! I was super bored during lockdown, so I decided to try this recipe and was not disappointed! I have a question, though. Since I usually make this recipe for myself, can I put the other serving into the fridge and cook it the next day?

Sara Strohmeyer
2 years ago

These are so fun to make. Thanks for giving a quick easy recipe that impresses friends when you pop them in the microwave.

Sarah(@sarah-nelson)
1 year ago

I used this as a starting point to make a snickerdoodle cookie in a mug. I added a pinch of cream of tartar and baking powder and sprinkled the top with cinnamon and sugar on top. Didn’t really taste of snickerdoodle that much, but still all right.

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gayathri aaron(@gayathriaaron)
3 years ago

the best recepie!

Andrea8335
Andrea8335(@andrea8335)
1 year ago

This cookie is just enough to satisfy that late night sweet tooth!! It was perfect!! Can’t wait to try the other sweet mug recipes

Cheryl Hargett
Cheryl Hargett
3 years ago

I was out of butter and used canola oil for this recipe. I DEFINITELY advice against using oil, not sure what happened, but it was a mugful of rock hard cookie crumbs. Ive made this several times before with butter, it’s fantastic.

Misha
Misha(@mishaw1)
4 days ago

I was surprised that you didn’t have vanilla listed in the ingredients, so I added it anyway because sugar cookies NEED vanilla. I added at least a quarter teaspoon (I measure by eye lol) and this recipe was delicious! Thank you so much for all your mug cake and cookie recipes!

Kiki
Kiki
10 months ago

Love this cookie! I’ve made it several times now when I’ve been craving a sweet fix and it hits the spot perfectly! Thanks Gemma 🙂

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