red velvet chocolate chip mug cookie

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this red velvet chocolate chip mug cookie is the perfect Valentine’s Day treat, or if you’re like me, an I made it to the weekend treat 

fast, easy, and perfect for Valentine's Day | red velvet chocolate chip mug cookie

My kids have been begging me to make cookies for weeks. Every day I think today’s the day I’ll get the cookies done, and every day 3:30 arrives, and I am off to school pick-up cookie-less. By the time we’re done with sports, homework, dinner, and clean-up I have no desire to mess up the kitchen, so my poor kids are forced to go without dessert.

The Horror

red velvet chocolate chip mug cookie

I love mug recipes. Pancakes, muffins, brownies, I’ve even made carrot cake in a mug. So I have no idea why it took me so long to think about making my kids cookies in a mug. In less than 5 minutes I made two  red velvet chocolate chip mug cookies, and my kids think I’m a star!

Red velvet isn’t for everyone, but I love it. You get the best of both, chocolate and vanilla, plus it’s red, and I LOVE all things red, especially when Valentine’s Day rolls around.  If you have a fear of red food coloring, there are a lot of great all natural brands ( India Tree is the one I use) but keep in mind, the color will not be as bright. You could even try and make your own food coloring (great DIY tips here).

But for the amount of times I make red velvet, I don’t let the food coloring bother me.

red velvet chocolate chip mug cookie

red velvet chocolate chip mug cookie

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 1 minute

Yield: 1 cookie

Serving Size: 1 cookie


  • 1 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 3 -5 drops of red food coloring (depending on desired color)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp milk
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • dash of salt
  • 2 Tbsp mini chocolate chips


  • in a microwave safe mug combine the butter,sugars,vanilla,red coloring,egg,and milk - mix until smooth
  • stir in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt
  • fold in the chocolate chips
  • microwave 45 - 60 seconds (check after 45 seconds)

microwaves are not all created equally, so make sure to check your cookie after 45 seconds, overcooked mug cookies  = dry and impossible to chew

Now, for all those times the kids beg for dessert I just need to remember that a mug cookie is only a minute away.


red velvet chocolate chip mug cookie

mug desserts from friends –

caramel brownie mug cake – willow bird baking

chocolate peanut butter mug cake – 5 heart home

peanut butter cookie in a cup – no. 2 pencil

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