Snickerdoodle Mug Cookie

Since my junior year of college, I have not lived with a roommate. That’s four years and counting. At this point, I don’t think I will have a roommate until someone puts a ring on it. I like not having to share a bathroom or worry about someone else’s dirty clothes on the floor. For my future husband, I will make an exception, but seeing as I am chronically single as of late, it looks like I will be going stag to parties and cooking for one in the kitchen.

My solo status means I don’t have a consistent crowd to share my baked treats with, so desserts in mugs have become my favorite thing. First, it’s great portion control. Second, not a ton of leftovers that go to waste. This Snickerdoodle Mug Cookie is perfect for anyone who wants a small treat that is “spicier” than a sugar cookie but not as decadent as a molten chocolate lava cake. This recipe produces a Snickerdoodle Cookie that is super soft and gooey. The cinnamon sugar melts perfectly for a boost of flavor. The dessert is a bit heavy, so leave plenty of room after dinner!

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Snickerdoodle Mug Cookie

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup milk, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For layering/topping:

  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. In a small bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and cinnamon until completely combined. Stir in milk, butter, and vanilla until batter is smooth. Scoop in a third of the batter into a large coffee mug, then sprinkle a small spoonful of cinnamon sugar. Alternate layers of batter and cinnamon sugar, ending with cinnamon sugar.
  2. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Let cool for a bit until eating.

My microwave is a weak, 700 watt microwave, so my Snickerdoodle Mug Cookie took longer than normal.

Source: Five Heart Home


Sweets and Stories: Welcome to my blog

Hello! My name is Erin. I’m a former television producer and current digital content manager in the suburbs outside of Chicago. My journey through journalism took many twists and turns, but I want to get back to my roots of writing. Putting pen to paper, or in this case, fingertips to keyboard. I am a big sports fan and traveler, but most of all, I enjoy eating delicious desserts and reading almost anything.

In book terms, I am a part of Generation Harry Potter. My third grade teacher read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone during story time, and I devoured the last book over one weekend at summer camp when I was seventeen. Now, no genre is off limits, from Russian literature to comedian autobiographies to dystopian young adult fiction.

My start in the kitchen was rocky to say the least. Long-story-short, my six-year-old self mixed up flour with powdered sugar and ended up with boiled, hardened sugar caking my muffin pan, but I have come a long way since then. By my junior year in college, my S’mores Bar recipe was the talk of sorority recruitment, which is a huge achievement, in my mind.

On this blog, you will get a healthy dose of dessert recipes and maybe a few easy dinner recipes (my rule of thumb for meals is no more than five ingredients). You will also get a rundown on my reading list. If you have any suggestions for my next treat or read to try, don’t hesitate to let me know!