Some of us are less successful bakers than others. We have always maintained that our aversion to math has something to do with it. But make no mistake, even we crave dessert and decide to take a crack at pastry now and again.
Let's face it, even the most talented bakers don't want to tackle a whole batch of cookies sometimes. The lovely No. 2 Pencil has single-serving-cookie solution for us: the chocolate chip cookie in a cup.
Like its microwaved cake ancestors before it, the cookie in a cup is a quick, (it cooks in less than a minute!) easy, nearly foolproof way to satisfy a dessert craving with minimal effort, while still getting to indulge in something homemade.
Our other favorite thing about this cookie? You make it one dish. Because no one baking a single chocolate chip cookie for themselves is up to washing dishes afterward.
Check out the recipe and step-by-step photos on No. 2 Pencil.