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Milk Memories & Why It’s a Family Staple + Chocolate Chip Cookie Mug Recipe

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Milk memories. Do you have any? I have a couple and they all take place at different times in my life.

Growing up, we always had a glass of milk with our meals. A glass of water, juice or soda, just never felt right. For some reason a tall glass of creamy milk always went well with any sort of meal. I also always remembered my Dad worrying that we’re going to run out of milk, so he always was making comments about it after looking in the fridge. I don’t know, perhaps he was just really anxious about not having milk with his cereal in the morning? I’m not sure but it’s this strange constant memory I have of my father when I was a child. 

Another memory I have is when I was just 16 and in love for the first time (with an older man, nonetheless) who during our time together, we’d have a weekly – sometimes more than once – tradition where we’d split a $2.00 frozen pizza and have our glass of milk on the side. I don’t know if it was because I was sitting with someone I was crazy mad in love with or what, but the combination of pizza and milk honestly became a favorite starting then and still is the same today. We would always watch a movie or TV show and it was something I looked forward to every time!

Lastly, as a mom now, I carry on the tradition of having a glass of milk with dinner. Since studies show that kids are drinking less milk, I’m happy that my son always requests one as if it’s a treat! I know that with kids drinking less milk that means that kids aren’t getting enough of milk’s nutrients like calcium, potassium and Vitamin D per 8 oz cup. It’s not everyday that something you consume and genuinely love also helps you grow and has the potential to create long-lasting memories!

For us, milk will always be a family staple and with all the nutrients that milk contains, it’s hard to replace. It’s already hard enough to get enough nutrients that we need without milk in our diets, and decades of research and hundreds of studies support the benefits of drinking milk.

Hopefully my memories and little tidbits about milk were a nice reminder on why milk is a simple, wholesome and affordable way to help you and your family get natural protein and balanced nutrition. Next, I hope you enjoy the recipe below for a Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake in a Mug. I can’t tell you how big of a fan I am of these kinds of recipes! The ones with one (generous!) serving. It’s perfect for when you have a craving, but don’t want to over do it! It’s also no secret that when lots of people think of a glass of milk, they ask where’s the chocolate chip cookie at?

Right here!

To start, grab a good sized coffee mug! Cream together the butter, sugars, vanilla extract and egg substitute until well combined and creamy. 

Next, add baking powder, flour, and milk and stir until all the ingredients beautifully mixed together! 

Sprinkle in some chocolate chips and pop in the microwave for 1 minute and 20 seconds. I’d personally start at 1 minute and see how it looks – all microwaves are different. For mine, I had to put it back in for another 20 minutes and it was perfect! Surprisingly moist without being drying at all.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake in a mug
Serves 1
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Prep Time
3 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
3 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
5 min
  1. 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  2. 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  3. 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  4. 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  5. 1 tablespoon egg substitute
  6. 4 tablespoons flour
  7. 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  8. 3 tablespoons milk
  9. 1 tablespoon of milk chocolate chips
  1. Cream together brown sugar, sugar, butter, vanilla and egg substitute together until creamy.
  2. Add in flour, milk and baking powder. Mix well.
  3. Coat chocolate chips in flour and toss into mix.
  4. Microwave for one minute to one minute and 30 seconds. Microwaves vary, so please watch!
  5. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top!
  1. Serve with a cold glass of milk 🙂
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This treat is not complete without a cold glass of milk on the side! I’m serious! You must not eat this without a glass of milk. Hear me? 🙂

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Next week, I’ll be sharing a post on suggestions on creating the perfect gift featuring a quicker way to putting together a cake in a mug for sweet treat in your life! In the meantime, I highly suggest visiting for recipes, more content and inspiration when it comes to all things MILK! Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram, too!


  • Reply
    Mary Hunnicutt
    September 12, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    My teenage son goes through a gallon and a half of milk a week! That mug cake looks so good; I will have to try it!

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    Amy Desrosiers
    September 12, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    I am seriously going to make this cookie either today or this weekend. I will have to tweet you to let you know how it goes! #client

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      September 13, 2017 at 7:42 am

      You totally should. I’m not really a food blogger, but actually worked on this recipe about 5 times to get it to a point where I thought it tasted delicious 🙂

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    Rana Durham
    September 13, 2017 at 1:35 am

    i want to try this ashley because its one sie and not a whole batch. thanks so much for recipe.

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      September 13, 2017 at 7:43 am

      You should! I’m a sweet junkie so only having one around is ideal 🙂

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    Julie Wood
    September 13, 2017 at 8:55 am

    I have been thinking about making chocolate chip cookies lately, but with all the rush of back to school, who has time. But I have never thought about making them in a cup! This is a fun fast recipe that I and the kids can make and have a nice cold glass of milk with it! Thanks for sharing.

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      September 18, 2017 at 9:10 am

      It’s true! Sometimes a little task like making chocolate chip cookies can seem like the world’s longest task in a world of so much going on! One mug is perfect – serving wise and for time sake!

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    Dana Rodriguez
    September 15, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    This looks really delicious. I have never made a mug cake but I have to try this!

    • Reply
      September 18, 2017 at 9:09 am

      You should, especially if you are craving just one little sweet treat 🙂

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    shelly peterson
    September 16, 2017 at 11:21 am

    What a great treat this would be. I would love to try this.

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      September 18, 2017 at 9:09 am

      You def should 🙂

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    September 18, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Oh wow, this would be so fun to make for the kids one day after school!! So easy and looks really good and moist!

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    September 21, 2017 at 4:20 am

    I’m probably one of the last people on the planet to have not tried a mug cake! Yours looks great, but I’m currently at the tail end of my marathon training. Maybe I’ll make it right after the race. As far as milk goes, I love chocolate milk and drink it at lunch and dinner everyday.

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    Betsy Barnes
    September 21, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    I love this recipe! Perfect for one when having a craving!

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    gloria patterson
    December 30, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Love your milk memories! My middle brother loved his milk growing up, no matter where he had to have milk with his meal. Down the road he got married and had a little girl he is still drinking his milk. Well when it was time for milk in the bottle every time my sister in law would reach for the milk it was empty. My sister in law finally got smart bought 2 jugs and wrote his name on one and my niece’s on the other. Told him if she ever reach for that jug and it was empty he was a dead man. My brother is 65 and he still drinks his milk with ever meal.

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    Amy D
    January 7, 2018 at 9:41 am

    This is super awesome for portion control for me. So much better than baking a big cake, and then eating most of it because I won’t waste food. Plus, it cooks super fast!

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