September 21, 2023Review Recipe
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Simple and quick, these rich chocolate chip cookie cups are easy to make from scratch when you’re craving a sweet treat. Our classic chocolate chip cookie recipe is baked over an upside-down muffin tin to form a cup shape for a fun twist on an ice cream cone. Yum!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups Ingredients
Imagine your favorite chewy, gooey chocolate chip cookie turned into the perfect edible ice cream bowl.
The outside is slightly crunchy, while the inside is warm and soft, and bursting with rich chocolate chips.
It’s the perfect blend of different textures and flavors that will have your taste buds in pure bliss.
- 1 cup of butter
- ¾ cup of sugar
- ¾ cup of brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
- 2½ cups of flour
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 cup of mini chocolate chips
Substitutions And Additions
CHOCOLATE CHIPS: You could also use butterscotch chips, white chocolate chips, or peanut butter chips in this recipe.
COOKIE DOUGH: This recipe is very flexible. You can make cookie cups out of your favorite cookie recipe. Try making peanut butter cookie dough and making cookie cups out of that.
How To Make This Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups Recipe
The cookie dough batter will come together quickly, and the only difference to making these cups is that you will shape the dough around the outside of muffin pan cups instead of as cookie dough balls.
STEP ONE: In a large bowl with a hand mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer on medium speed, beat together butter and both sugars until creamy. Add the egg and vanilla and stir until combined.
STEP TWO: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda.
STEP THREE: With the mixer on low speed, slowly add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix until the dough comes together.
STEP FOUR: Stir in the chocolate chips.
STEP FIVE: Turn the dough out onto a piece of parchment paper and roll it out to ¼ inch thickness.
STEP SIX: Using a 4-inch round cookie cutter, cut out circles. Gently press each circle of cookie onto an upside-down jumbo muffin tin that has been sprayed with cooking spray. The dough will be drier than usual, so you’ll have to be very gentle with it.
OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS
I used a jumbo muffin tin, you could also make small, bite-size cookie cups by using a smaller muffin tin or even a mini muffin pan.
STEP SEVEN: Bake at 375°F for 10 minutes. Allow cups to cool and gently remove from pan.
How To Serve
There are so many delicious dessert and filling options for these easy cookie cups.
Ice Cream: Pick your favorite flavor and add a scoop — the possibilities are endless!
Mousse: I love a rich, velvet-smooth chocolate mousse in these cookie cups.
Cheesecake Filling: Beat heavy whipping cream, a dash of sugar, and cream cheese together for a no-bake cheesecake-type filling.
Pudding: Make your favorite pudding flavor and pour it inside the cups and allow it to set in the fridge before serving. I would suggest omitting some of the milk while making your pudding to create a thicker pudding so it won’t spill out of the cup when you take a bite.
Chocolate: You could pour melted chocolate inside of each cookie cup and allow it to harden as well. You could also top your fillings with extra chocolate chips if you have a real sweet tooth for chocolate.
Berries: Some fresh berries would be an excellent addition to this recipe. You could serve them alone or in addition to any of the fillings mentioned above.
You can use a piping bag to help make it easier to fill your cup with your chosen filling.
MORE COOKIE RECIPES
If you aren’t serving your cookie cups right away, don’t add any filling until you’re ready to eat them.
ON THE COUNTER: You can leave these on the counter for 3 to 4 days in an airtight container.
Pop a piece of bread in the container along with the cookie cups if they are getting too hard.
IN THE FREEZER: You can gently wrap them in plastic wrap and store them in a freezer-safe bag or container in the freezer for 1 to 2 months. Just remove and thaw when you’re ready to serve.
You’ll love these delicious chocolate chip cookie cups. Our homemade chocolate chip cookie dough recipe is baked on an upside-down muffin tin and then they’re ready to serve with your favorite filling: pudding, ice cream, whipped cream, or mousse. I hope you enjoy these little cups soon — they’re the best!
Frequently Asked Questions
While I haven’t tried it, I can’t see any reason why you couldn’t buy store-bought cookie dough and bake it into cookie cups following the rest of our recipe.
They beauty of these cookie cups is that they freeze so well. Just like a chocolate chip cookie! Anytime you have a craving for a sweet treat in an edible bowl, you can thaw one and fill it up.
You can use any homemade cookie recipe you’d like. Just make your dough and then follow the rest of our directions for baking your bowls.
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups
- 1 cup butter
- ¾ cup sugar
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2½ cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips
- In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter and both sugars until creamy. Add the egg and vanilla and stir until combined.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking soda.
- With the mixer on low, slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix until the dough comes together.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Turn the dough out onto a piece of parchment paper and roll it out to ¼ inch thickness.
- Use a 4-inch round cookie cutter and cut out circles. Gently press each circle of cookie dough onto an upside-down jumbo muffin tin. The dough will be drier than usual, so you’ll have to be very gentle with it.
- Bake at 375°F for 10 minutes.
- Allow to cool and gently remove from the pan.
- I used a jumbo muffin tin, you could also make small, bite-size cookie cups by using a smaller muffin tin or even a mini muffin pan.
- You can use a piping bag to help make it easier to fill your cup with your chosen filling.
- Pop a piece of bread in the container along with the cookie cups if they are getting too hard.