Can You Microwave Cookie Dough?

Q: I am in a pinch. I keep seeing all these awesome recipes for cookies, but where I live, I don’t have access to an oven. Needless to say, my dormmates would quickly pounce on anything that resembles a baked good. Can I microwave cookie dough for personal servings of cookies?

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A: Sadly, no, you cannot “cook” cookie dough in a microwave. Because of the high butter content and the need to rise, it tends just to melt and go all over the place. Yuck. The next best would be a mug cake with chocolate chips is that is what you are craving. As for why the two recipes don’t swap easily, really comes down to the moisture and oil content being too much for cookies.

NO, You Can’t Microwave Cookie Dough!

However, if the cookies are already made, you can easily warm them up in a microwave. Simply wrap two or three in a paper towel and microwave for 10 seconds. They will be warm and soft.

Or, you can try fantastic “no bake” recipes that use oats and peanut butter to keep their form. Plus, they have no egg, so no baking needed!

While no one has come out with a microwaveable recipe for cookies, we can have hope! Until then, it may be wise to stash your cookies under your bed, or where your friends can’t reach them.

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  1. Juliet says:

    I like my cookie dough just heated in the microwave is it safe to eat after being heated in the microwave

  2. Kat says:

    I’ve totally microwaved cookie dough once and it came out kinda like a brownie. It was delicious!. I need to try it again for the sake of research to see if I can duplicate it.

    • Jonathan Stanley says:

      yes, I put 2-3 tablespoons in a mug between 40-50 seconds and then put an icecream scoop on top. you won’t get a baked crust but it does rise a little and have the texture of the inside of a fresh cookie.

  3. jason says:

    I just rolled a small ball of pre-made nestle tollhouse chocolate chip cookie dough and put it on a small plate, microwaved it for 15 seconds and it’s a cookie! It’s a little bit sponge like but still good and looks just like a cookie fresh from the oven!

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