Dairy Free Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie for One

A woman's hand holding a giant microwave chocolate chip cookie.

Craving a cookie, but don’t feel like taking the time to make a whole batch? Or maybe your stove is on the fritz and you’re feeling bummed you can’t bake? Not to fear! This dairy free microwave chocolate chip cookie is a perfect single serve dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth – and is ready in a fraction of the time of a standard batch.

Ingredient Notes

Here’s a photo of all the ingredients you’ll need, along with selected ingredient notes:

Flour, dairy-free butter, dairy-free milk, brown sugar, vanilla, chocolate chips, salt, and baking soda.
  • Chocolate chips – You’ll need to look specifically for a dairy-free version as most brands contain dairy. However, Enjoy Life dark chocolate morsels are a dairy-free option that is usually pretty easy to find, and are absolutely delicious. Nestle Allergen Free Morsels is another dairy-free option (note that this is a different line than their traditional products).
  • Dairy-free butter – For this recipe (and most baked goods), I prefer Country Crock plant butter sticks with avocado oil (they also have varieties with olive oil and almond oil that can work; the avocado oil is the most neutral flavor though). Earth Balance is also a nice option. I do not recommend nut-based butters for this particular recipe.
  • Dairy-free milk – You can use anything you have on hand. Oat milk, almond milk, soy milk – they all work.


You’ll find the full recipe amounts and instructions in the recipe card below, but here’s a helpful overview with photos and tips. Luckily, this recipe is super simple!

Start by combining the softened dairy-free butter and brown sugar in a small bowl.

Butter and brown sugar combined in a small mixing bowl.

Mix in the dairy-free milk and vanilla.

Vanilla, dairy-free milk, butter, and brown sugar combined in a small mixing bowl.

Add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Give everything a good stir until well combined. Then fold in the chocolate chips. (The dough should be good as-is, but if looks really dry, add another small splash of dairy-free milk.)

Cookie dough in a small mixing bowl.

Now form the dough into a cookie shape. I find it easiest to use your hands to form a ball of dough, then press it into a disc shape on a microwave-safe plate. You want it to be relatively thick and around 3 inches across. (If you thin it out too much, the edges can get hard while cooking).

Cookie dough formed in a disc on a parchment lined plate.

Pop that in the microwave for about a minute (slightly less for a more powerful microwave). You can start checking around 45-50 seconds to see if it’s done. It’s done when it has spread a little and no longer looks like wet dough (it may still look slightly moist on top in the center).

Once it’s cooked through, let it cool on the plate for a few minutes. This is super important – if you try to eat it right out of the microwave, you’ll a) burn your mouth, and b) the entire thing will crumble. Letting it cool will help the cookie solidify into one big ‘ol piece.

Once it has cooled a little though, it’s time to dig in!

A microwaved cookie on a plate next to a napkin and some chocolate chips.

Recipe FAQ

Here are some common questions that may come up as you’re preparing this recipe:

Can you use vegetable oil instead of dairy-free butter?

For optimal flavor and texture, using dairy-free butter is the best option for this recipe.

Why is my microwave cookie too dry or hard?

This can occur if you overcook the cookie. This can happen if your microwave is more powerful, or if you used more time than recommended. Start on the lower end of the time frame and add 10 second intervals if needed. It can also occur if you spread the cookie too thin before starting the cooking process.

Can you make a microwave cookie with other mix-ins?

Sure! Feel free to mix in chopped nuts, dairy-free candies, or dried fruit. Don’t use more than 2 tablespoons total of mix-ins (including any chocolate chips) though for the single serve cookie, or it may not form correctly.

A chocolate chip cookie broken in half on a small white plate.

Allergens in this Recipe

Disclaimer:  Always double check ingredients and labels yourself prior to making a recipe.  While I try to check all ingredients for allergens, there’s always the chance I may miss something, or manufacturer formulations can change.

As written, this recipe is dairy free, peanut free, and egg free.

This recipe may contain tree nuts or soy depending on your choice of plant-based butter and dairy-free milk. If you need to avoid those, simply choose a dairy free butter that fits your needs.

This recipe does contain wheat/gluten (in the flour). If you want to try to substitute that ingredient, you can attempt to use a gluten-free all-purpose flour substitute. Note that I have not tested substitutions for this recipe, though, so I cannot confirm they will work.

More Single Serving Dairy Free Desserts

If you’re looking for more small batch dairy free desserts, be sure to give one of these a try:

I hope you enjoy this dairy free single serving cookie. If you get a chance to try it, feel free to leave a recipe rating or comment below!

Dairy Free Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie

Get ready for the ultimate sweet treat with this dairy free microwave chocolate chip cookie! This makes one big ‘ol cookie that you can enjoy all for yourself, or split and share with a friend.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy free microwave cookie, microwave chocolate chip cookie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 1 big cookie
Calories 399 kcal
Author Dairy Free for Baby


  • 1 tbsp dairy-free butter, softened
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp dairy-free milk (oat milk, almond milk, etc.)
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 ½ tbsp dairy-free chocolate chips (recommend Enjoy Life)


  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the softened dairy-free butter and brown sugar.
  2. Add the dairy free milk and vanilla and mix well.
  3. Stir in the flour, baking soda, and salt, then fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Use your hands to form the batter into a ball and place on a microwave-safe plate lined with parchment paper. Flatten it into a thick disc, approximately 3 inches wide.

  5. Microwave for 50-65 seconds (less for more powerful microwaves, more for higher powered microwaves). Let cool on the plate for a few minutes, then enjoy.

Recipe Notes

  • If the dough is too dry to form into a cookie dough ball, add another tiny splash of dairy-free milk.
  • You can skip the parchment paper if you don’t have any on hand, but the cookie may stick to the plate a bit. Just slide a knife underneath after cooling to pop it off the plate.
  • Avoid overcooking the cookie or flattening it too much before microwaving, or it will have a slightly burnt taste and hard texture.
  • Do not try to eat right out of the microwave – the cookie needs time to cool to properly hold together. If you try to eat it right away, it’ll crumble into pieces.


Nutrition analysis (approximate for entire recipe): 399 calories, 20.5 g fat, 10.5 g saturated fat, 570 mg sodium, 57 g carbohydrate, 3.5 g fiber, 34.5 g sugar, 4 g protein, Vitamin D: 0%, Calcium: 4%, Iron: 24%, Potassium: 5%

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