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
  • Time: 15 min
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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.

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

Source: Five Heart Home

I live in the suburbs and I like it

People rave about in the heart of *insert big city here*, and while I love having easy access to a thriving, bustling city filled with culture, sports, and activities, I really enjoy the perks that come with having less people per square mile. I like low rent, big apartments, and giant parking lots outside of stores. I love not needing blackout curtains to block street lights at night and not having to parallel park every day. Maybe if I worked in the city, things would be different, but in reality, I work even further out in the suburbs than I live. My commute is less than 30 minutes, and I am never bound by a train schedule.

When you Google “suburban,” the second synonym that comes up is dull. Now I’m not gonna lie. The suburbs don’t have the hustle and bustle (read: noise and crush of people living on top of each other), but there are plenty of things to do in the suburbs. Art festivals and concerts are not just for urban environments! I love certain things people might consider boring: baking, reading, binge watching television shows, and hanging with my cat. In my life, I have lived near a lot of big cities, including Houston, Austin, Louisville, and Chicago, but I always end up back in the ‘burbs. And anyways, it’s not like I need a passport to go into the city and enjoy all the events, shopping and nightlife.

On this blog, you will get a snapshot of my suburban life, including the desserts I bake, the books I read, and the sports I watch (I live just five blocks north of my Alma mater’s athletic complex, another perk of living in the suburbs). I will also tell you all about my easy day trips into the city and all associated adventures!