10/26/2008

Mini Cookie Cups

These are just as easy to make as chocolate chip cookies and you can fill them with all sorts of delicious things! These are especially great if you need a quick, fun school party treat or special dessert. I included our favorite cookie dough recipe, but you can use store-bought or any other flavor cookie dough.:) These are perfect for mini-ice cream sundaes (we had them after church:)). They hold a heaping Tablespoon sized scoop--a great size for a fun after-dinner dessert.

Mini-Cookie Cups
Ingredients:
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (our very favorite recipe is below)
Mini-muffin pan (or if you want big cups, use a cupcake pan)
Non-stick cooking spray
Filling ingredients (the possibilities are endless!:))

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Turn muffin pan upside down and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Roll cookie dough into 1" balls and place on the top of every other muffin section. Spread dough gently down the sides of the muffin section. Here's a quick video tutorial:

video

Bake at 350 for about 7 minutes until barely browned. Remove from oven and completely cool. I used a little too much dough, so if you do the same, gently cut apart the cookie cups while still warm.
When cool, remove from pan and trim if desired. Fill and serve! They keep well in the freezer, so make up a bunch and you'll have some on hand for the next time you need something fun and a little fancy!:)
We put some candy pumpkins in a few:
We tried chocolate puddin' cups. Yum!:
PERFECT Chocolate Chip Cookies
Ingredients:
2 sticks Butter
1 tsp. Baking Soda
¾ C. Granulated Sugar
1 tsp. Salt
¾ C. Brown Sugar
1 ½ C. Chocolate Chips
1 Egg
1 Tbs. Vanilla
2 ¼ C. Flour

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Whip butter until creamy, then add sugar and beat. Add Salt, vanilla & egg. Sift flour and soda then add to mixture. Bake 8-11 minutes until edges are barely brown.

18 comments:

Emily said...

Oh cute! I am sure that these would entertain my husband! You can't beat cookies filled with candy or pudding! Oh or a scoop of ice cream with hot fudge sauce! yum-e!

Gudrun from Kitchen Gadget Girl said...

hey, this is cool. How do they develop the little bowls in the center? That is very neat. And I agree with Emily, my husband would love these filled with ice cream and hot fudge!

banananutmeg said...

we've made a similar treat before...I just press a tiny bit of cookie dough inside the muffin cups, rather than on the outside, then use my thumb to make tiny pockets for pudding. White choc macadamia cookie dough with chocolate pudding is our favorie!

YUM!

Have you ever made "cups" using pillsbury biscuits (the kind from the frig can)? Smash one over the back of each muffin cup (regular size muffins). bake at 350 for 7-10 minutes and fill with warm chili. Top with cheese and green onions.

My sister puts ham and cheese in them, or pizza toppings. Our fave is the chili for sure!
You are such an amazing cook, I'm sure you've tried this before, but if not, enjoy!

?MomOf4? said...

Cute idea! I think I may try this for my son's 3rd bday party.

~Momster said...

I love these...what a great idea! :) We'll definitely have to try these soon, too.

Melanie said...

What a clever idea! I've never thought of doing that.

Lilly's Life said...

ohhh that is a cool idea. And I like their size so you can indulge without overindulging.

Um I have to confess that my daughter is all grown up and other than the little girl next door I dont have any small children in the house. However, I must be going through my second childhood because I am addicted now to your blog....maybe I need to practise until I get grandchildren - some years away I hope.

Natalie said...

That is SUCH a GREAT idea!! I love it! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Rachel Teran said...

I love love love this.

Kendra said...

Too clever! Another great idea!

AndreaLeigh said...

Hello, I'm visiting from SITS. What a great idea. It is so festive and different. I can't wait to try it.

Scary Mommy said...

Awesome idea-- I love this!

Vickie said...

It looks like something from a restaurant. Ohhh, I am going to put ice cream in the middle. Another easy recipe.

Blue Castle said...

You're a genius! Wow, this is a neat idea. Love the idea of filling them with ice cream.

LoraBB said...

Uh-oh. These could get dangerous!

Auds at Barking Mad said...

OMG how fun!

I am SOOOO glad I discovered your site through SITS.

It's going to be a miracle if I don't spend the entire 2 hours of my daughter's nap time, out here. *lol*

Live.Love.Eat said...

This is adorable. Tasty too I'm sure!!!

Spoiled Mommy said...

Yep-another yummy thing Im going to try!!
Once again never thought of flipping the pan over.