Sweetest Kitchen’s Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug

A simple, single-serving, gooey chocolate chip cookie that can be prepared and cooked in your microwave within minutes.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Microwave Cooking
Serves: 1
  • 1 tablespoon (14g) unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon (13g) granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon (13g) dark brown sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • small pinch salt
  • 1 egg yolk, room temp if possible, but not necessary
  • 3 tablespoons (30g) plain flour
  • 2 heaping tablespoons (30g) dark/semisweet chocolate chips
  1. Choose a microwave-safe mug/ramekin/small bowl. It doesn’t have to be large, as the cookie doesn’t rise like microwave cakes do, if at all.
  2. Place the butter in the mug and melt in the microwave; do this in 15 second intervals at about 70% power (it should be melted, not boiling). When you have small bits of butter remaining, take it out of the microwave and gently swirl, or stir, the butter until the bits have melted.
  3. To the melted butter, add sugars, vanilla and salt. Stir well.
  4. Add the egg yolk and stir well to combine.
  5. Add the flour, and stir until combined. The consistency of the dough should be similar to real cookie dough; if it’s too runny, add a touch more flour until the consistency is firmer, or if it’s too stiff, add a splash of milk.
  6. Add the chocolate chips and stir to evenly distribute throughout the dough. Flatten the surface of the dough with the back of the spoon.
  7. Microwave at about 70% power for 30-40 seconds. Do not overcook. For your first time, only cook for 30 seconds; if it’s still looking quite wet on top, microwave at 70% power for another 10 seconds. The cookie will continue to cook once it’s removed from the microwave, and it will be very hot.
  8. If you overcook it, it will be become dry and hard, so always err on the side of less cooking time.
The recipe’s “cook time” does say 1 minute, even though cooking time is actually less than 1 minute, so disregard that. The recipe plugin I use doesn’t let me do the cook time in seconds; it’ll only let me use minutes!

What Really Happened to Watson Choi

It was an average school day morning, but soon everything for Watson would change! Watson got up at the usual time of 6:30 a.m. when his alarm went off. On this morning, though, as he was trying to turn his alarm off to get some extra sleep before school, he bumped his head on a bookshelf. Though the bump gave him an extreme amount of pain, he was not too worried and went back to sleep. When he awoke about a half hour later his head still hurt, but he decided it was probably just a minor bruise and continued on with his morning routine. During first period he couldn’t comprehend anything the teacher was saying, and afterwards while talking to his friends he felt very confused, and by that time he decided to go to the Kramer House. From the Kramer House, they transported him to the hospital where the doctor told him he had a moderate concussion. Watson did not fully understand what a concussion was, so he looked up a definition in Korean. In Korean it translated into some serious injury people get while in car crashes. “WHAT?!” thought Watson, “how could this have happened because of a bookshelf?” After a couple months, Watson fully recovered, and gave a wonderful performance as Polonius in Hamlet. Most importantly, he realized the power of the bookshelf.

–Emily Walker ’17


Beautiful Morning

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This was the sky on the first day of school after students came back from Christmas break. I think it means a good start!