Testing Recipes So You Don’t Have To

I have loved baking ever since I was young. I would always watch my mother in the kitchen and be amazed at how she transformed some powders and liquids into breads, muffins, and cookies. I always felt so special when she let me help her mix the ingredients because she made me feel like I could do it better than anyone else. I believe that it was those experiences that I had as a child that sparked my interest in baking.

1-Minute Chocolate Chip Cookie In a Mug by The Comfort of Cooking

I was skeptical of this recipe because a microwaved cookie was not convincing, however, I was intrigued so of course, I had to try. This recipe is very simple, all you need to do is mix together 1 tablespoon of melted unsalted butter, 1 tablespoon of both granulated and brown sugar, ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract, a pinch of salt, 1 egg yolk, 3 tablespoons of all purpose flour and 1-2 tablespoons of chocolate chips (I used 2 because chocolate chips make everything better). Then microwave in a mug for 40-50 seconds. I ended up microwaving it for 55 seconds because it was still a little raw after 45. This recipe turned out interesting. It didn’t really taste like a classic chocolate chip cookie, it was very crumbly and did not have a lot of flavor. I did not hate it, but I didn’t necessarily like it. Therefore, if you are craving a classic comforting cookie, I do not recommend it, but if you are just wanting something sweet and simple, it may be a good choice for you. 

3-Ingredient Hazelnut Brownies by Tasty

I think that it’s obvious why I was skeptical of this recipe, 3 ingredient brownies? How good can they be? Again, this is a very simple recipe. Just mix 13 oz of chocolate hazelnut spread (I used Nutella), 2 eggs and ½ cup of flour. Put this mixture into the oven and bake for 15 minutes then let cool. I did actually think this recipe was pretty good for what it is. I would not say it is better than the basic brownie recipe, however, the texture was very smooth and it was overall pretty good. If you are looking for a super quick dessert, I recommend these brownies.