Cookie Dough Cups

Sometimes we all just need something simple. A recipe that is perfect, but simple. My boyfriend eats peanut butter cups like it’s his job (it’s actually kind of sickening), but a peanut butter cup doesn’t satisfy my sweet tooth. I wanted something that had a crunch, something with a filling that didn’t make me want to drink a gallon of water. And so, cookie dough cups were born.

If you could eat a cookie dough filled chocolate cup, would you? Who wouldn’t? These take almost no time to make. The hardest part is waiting for the chocolate to set. Tip: If you stick them in your freezer you’ll only have to wait a few minutes! Luckily I had some of these festive paper liners laying around, otherwise they would have been snowflake wrappers. No one is ready for that just yet (not even me!).

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The funny thing about being a food blogger is that sometimes you need to use other food as a prop for your new recipe. I actually made over two dozen chocolate chip cookies, just for purpose of this photo. I told my boyfriend he could take them to work and share BUT when I walked into the kitchen… he left them all *jaw drops*. When I told him forgot the cookies his response was, “I want them.” 

He’s lucky he has a fast metabolism. I don’t know too many people who could eat over two dozen chocolate chip cookies and get away with it.
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While he snacks on the cookies I’ll be snacking on these cookie dough cups. Personally I like them cold, just because the chocolate tends to melt super easily. I don’t know if maybe I just have super hot hands or what but I can poke them and my fingers will be covered in chocolate. To create the ones with bites for the pictures I actually ended up getting chocolate all over my face, including my forehead.

Sometimes I swear I’m a four year old. My boyfriend thinks it’s funny. I think I’m a hot mess LOL.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cups | It's like a peanut butter cup, but filled with cookie dough instead :) via

This recipe makes about 2 dozen cookie dough cups. Mine only made 18… but I did snack on the raw dough a bit. OH, come on! You would have too! 😉 Everything you need to assemble this recipe is mini: mini chocolate chips, mini muffin tin, and a teaspoon (it’s mini, right?).

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cups | It's like a peanut butter cup, but filled with cookie dough instead :) via

How many cookie dough cups would you eat in one sitting? 

Cookie Dough Cups
Yields 24
Almost like a peanut butter cup, but way better
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Cookie Dough
  1. 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  2. 1/4 cup butter, softened
  3. 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  4. 1/3 cup flour
  5. 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  1. 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  2. 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
  3. 2 tsp. vegetable shortening
Cookie Dough
  1. In a small mixing bowl combine brown sugar, butter and vanilla.
  2. Once well combined stir in flour until well mixed.
  3. Add in the mini chocolate chips stirring until evenly incorporated.
  4. Scoop out rounded teaspoons of dough and form into 24 round disks.
  5. Refrigerate until needed.
  6. Line a mini muffin tin with paper liners.
  1. Over a double boiler melt chocolate and shortening.
  2. Stir the chocolate until silky and smooth.
  1. Pour a teaspoon of the chocolate mixture in each of the empty paper liners.
  2. Top with each chocolate covered liner with one of the cookie dough disks.
  3. Cover the disk with about a teaspoon of the melted chocolate.
  4. Refrigerate or freeze until set, enjoy!
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  • Reply
    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie
    October 11, 2014 at 7:16 PM

    I don’t think it’s possible to know how many I would eat in one sitting. The better question is how much do I want to tempt my self control?

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    Ginny McMeans
    October 13, 2014 at 2:41 AM

    This is such a smart idea. I love all the mini stuff. It makes me think I can eat a lot of them!

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    Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella)
    October 13, 2014 at 7:53 AM

    Oh my goodness –these are genius! LOVE cookie dough.

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    Heather // girlichef
    October 13, 2014 at 7:54 AM

    I neeeeeeed these in my life. I do love regular pb cups, but I think I’d go a little nuts for these. Perfection.

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    Martha @ A Family Feast
    October 13, 2014 at 8:18 AM

    I wish I could reach into my computer screen and take a bite! These look delicious!

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    Nutmeg Nanny
    October 13, 2014 at 8:39 AM

    Gah! I LOVE this! These cookie dough cups might even be better than the pb cups I love so much.

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    Rebecca {foodie with family}
    October 13, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Ohmygawwwwwsh. These sound ahmazing!

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    October 13, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    These look absolutely amazing. My husband has a wicked sweet tooth too and he would love these!

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    The Food Hunter
    October 13, 2014 at 11:06 AM

    I would love to try these!

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    Amy @Very Culinary
    October 13, 2014 at 11:30 AM

    ….or when you creating a recipe and it’s not exactly how you want it, so you make it 4 times to get it right! Cookies for lunch, kids? Sure! Ha. Love these cups – I’ll take 5, please.

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    Marjory @ Dinner-Mom
    October 13, 2014 at 2:18 PM

    They fit so perfectly in those cute little cups and look positively addictive!

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    Stephanie @ Back For Seconds
    October 13, 2014 at 3:17 PM

    No question, I would eat them allllllll 😉

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    Lauren @ Healthy Delicious
    October 13, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    omg these look amazing! I’m pretty sure I could eat the whole batch in one sitting. haha

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    Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom
    October 13, 2014 at 3:45 PM

    OMG!!!They look DIVINE!!!

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    Paula - bell'alimento
    October 13, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    Oh my GOODness! Just gimme. Like a dozen. Please.

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen
    October 13, 2014 at 5:54 PM

    What a fun post to read! Love the cookies in the background of the cookie dough cups (I get it). Thought that was a nice touch and a nice treat for your boyfriend. These look totally yummy. I don’t have a very big sweet tooth, but I’m pretty sure I could pound away a half a dozen or more of these at one time! Pinning 🙂

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    October 13, 2014 at 9:49 PM

    Yeah…I’d pretty much eat however many of those little cups are were in front of me. Yum!

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    Angela |Mind Over Batter
    October 14, 2014 at 9:25 AM

    My husband can easily eat 3 dozen cookies in one sitting. What hurts my soul is how he won’t gain a pound, yet I smell cookies and my butt expands. It’s just too hard. Anyway, these cookie dough cups are genius. Utterly genius.

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    Amanda @The Kitcheneer
    October 14, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    You are a total genius! You should get a patent for these! LOVE

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    Kim Beaulieu
    October 14, 2014 at 7:19 PM

    I would inhale all the cookie dough cups then eat the cookies as chasers. Not even kidding. Freaking fantastic recipe.

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