Low Carb Chocolate Chip Mug Cookie Recipe | Trim Healthy Mama and Paleo Friendly

Do you love a good Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe? Are you looking for a recipe that’s easy, low carb, and possibly sugar free? Don’t want to turn the oven on, or bake a huge batch of cookies? I have the perfect afternoon or late night snack just for you! It’s protein packed, is Trim Healthy Mama friendly, and with a simple substitute of an ingredient or 2 it can be Paleo friendly as well. It’s pretty much the perfect cookie…and trust me, I know cookies! When I make one of these, my kids turn into vultures and circle like loud seagulls begging for a bite. While you could eat the entire cookie by yourself, it’s probably better to share it. Trust me, it’s pretty filling! But...it will be hard not to eat it all!

Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug Recipe, Trim Healthy Mama and Paleo Friendly

Low Carb Chocolate Chip Mug Cookie 

Confession: I am kind of a cookie snob. I have my favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe that I’ve perfected, and it’s hard for other cookies to measure up! However, as much as I love my Chocolate Chip Cookies, my jeans are getting tight. Kids and cookies will do that to ya! The Chocolate Chip Cookies are really only a special occasion thing (hello calories!), but I love to bake and a girl has to have a cookie every now-and-then! I’ve recently decided I need to get back to it and make healthier choices. Life is short though, and I don’t think we were meant to live without the simple pleasure of a Chocolate Chip Cookie. HA! A little mind shift and re-inventing of a recipe is all it takes. I follow the Trim Healthy Mama eating plan, and I love that they aren’t about depriving, but shifting your thinking into different and healthier choices.

Low Carb Chocolate Chip Mug Cookie On A Plate With Coffee

It’s been hot around here, and there is no way I’m going to turn the oven on in 105* degree summer heat to bake cookies. Even healthy cookies. Microwave mug baking to the rescue! In less than 2 minutes I (and you!) can have a nice little cookie treat. If you’re a Trim Healthy Mama, make sure to keep this in an {S} setting!

Low Carb Chocolate Chip Mug Cookie And French Press Coffee


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  • 1 Tablespoon of Butter (or swap out 1 TBS of Coconut Oil if you prefer)
  • Sweetener of your choice, sweeten to taste (I use the THM Stevia or coconut sugar)
  • Dash of Vanilla
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • Pinch of Pink Sea Salt
  • 3 Tablespoons of Ground Almonds (Almond Meal)
  • 1 Tablespoon of Bittersweet Dark Chocolate Chips (I use these because I can buy them at my grocery store, but to keep it THM friendly, you can use this brand).
  • 1 teaspoon Collagen (optional)

Ingredients for the Low Carb Chocolate Chip Mug Cookie Recipe


1)  Melt the butter in a mug in the microwave. You just want it soft and a little “melty”, not too hot. About 15 seconds in the microwave works for me.

2)  Add the egg yolk, vanilla, sweetener and salt to the butter. Mix with a fork until well blended.

Melted Butter and an Egg Yolk for the Chocolate Chip Mug Cookie Recipe

3)  This is completely optional, and if you don’t have the collagen on hand it won’t hurt the recipe to leave it out. But if you want to add a little extra protein and the benefits of collagen, add 1 teaspoon and mix into the “dough”. 

Collagen in a Low Carb Mug Cookie

4)  Add the almond meal and stir in the chocolate chips. I put raw almonds in a blender to make my almond meal, but you can buy it pre-made. Trader Joe’s has it, and I’m sure most grocery stores will have it in their “health/natural food” section. 

A Tablespoon of Almonds and Almond Meal

A Tablespoon of Chocolate Chips

Add the Almond Meal and Chocolate Chips to the Mug Cookie dough

Mix Almond Meal And Add Chocolate Chips For The Mug Cookie

5)  Microwave on medium heat for around 55 seconds. In my microwave, 55 seconds is the perfect amount of time. You do not want to over-cook the cookie or else it will dry out! You can eat it straight out of the mug, or let it cool and plop it out on a plate. Fully cooled, it is fairly firm and you can put it in a baggie to take along with you. It's a little messy to eat that way, so make sure to take a fork or spoon with you!

Chocolate Chip Mug Cookie In A Mug

That’s all there is to it! The Low Carb Chocolate Chip Mug Cookie is a protein packed snack. Just make sure you share it with someone (if you have kids that won’t be a problem!), or save half for later. It’s a healthier option, but it’s definitely a higher-fat (although good fat) cookie.

Low Carb Chocolate Chip Mug Cookie On A Plate

A gooey chocolate bite of Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookie on a fork

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Easy to make and Trim Healthy Mama and Paleo Friendly Low Carb Chocolate Chip Mug Cookie

Low Carb Chocolate Chip Mug Cookie

1 comment

  1. Today is my third day on THM and the first time I've been tempted to cheat. I let myself get too hungry and I'd been wanting something sweet all day. I found this in a Google search and I have to say ... it really hit the spot. I enjoyed it so much, I was tempted to make a second - except it would have put me over the carb allowance for an S meal. :)