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!).
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.”
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.
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?).
How many cookie dough cups would you eat in one sitting?
- 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
- 2 tsp. vegetable shortening
- In a small mixing bowl combine brown sugar, butter and vanilla.
- Once well combined stir in flour until well mixed.
- Add in the mini chocolate chips stirring until evenly incorporated.
- Scoop out rounded teaspoons of dough and form into 24 round disks.
- Refrigerate until needed.
- Line a mini muffin tin with paper liners.
- Over a double boiler melt chocolate and shortening.
- Stir the chocolate until silky and smooth.
- Pour a teaspoon of the chocolate mixture in each of the empty paper liners.
- Top with each chocolate covered liner with one of the cookie dough disks.
- Cover the disk with about a teaspoon of the melted chocolate.
- Refrigerate or freeze until set, enjoy!
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