Turn Basic Chocolate Chip Cookies Into An Indulgent Dessert With A Toaster Oven

Let's just get it all out in the open: We all love a good chocolate chip cookie. Gooey, warm, and fresh from the oven — it doesn't get any better. Or does it? As it turns out, the chocolate chip cookie is also highly adaptable, particularly to ingredient substitutions. For instance, you might try using rye flour in your chocolate chip cookies for an extra hint of flavor or even a dash of cayenne pepper if you're feeling especially daring. You can also make chocolate chip cookies with vegan-friendly ingredients.

That being said, chocolate chip cookies' versatility makes them a great candidate for trying different baking methods. You can make them the regular way, in the oven, or you can get creative and make your own microwave mug cookie recipe. Perhaps best of all, you can even pop that chocolate chip cookie in the toaster oven for the dreamiest cookie experience of a lifetime. Yeah, we vote for that last option.

How to bake a cookie in your toaster oven

We know it might sound a bit strange to bake a chocolate chip cookie in your toaster oven, but hear us out. Toaster ovens are really just a smaller version of your regular oven. Sure, there are a few differences between the two; but, at the end of the day, toaster ovens are great for cooking small amounts of food in a short period of time. Plus, they're a whole lot more affordable.

Anyway, on to the actual baking. According to Epicurious, all you have to do is place some cookie dough in a ramekin and bake in the toaster oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for about 8 minutes. And voila! You have a cup of molten chocolate chip cookie — dough cooked to the perfect level of doneness, chocolate lava carving its way on through. Absolutely magnificent! Sorry, did we drool a little?

You can, of course, eat your freshly baked cookie as is, or you can add toppings of your choice. Sprinkles, whipped cream, hot fudge, ice cream, fruit, nuts, you name it. You can even add unusual toppings like cayenne pepper. You do you.