Thursday, November 6, 2014

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

This week Brandon is star of the week at school.  There are a lot of November birthdays in his class, so he gets to celebrate his a bit early in the month.  He loves this idea, basically because it extends his celebration to almost three weeks.

Brandon is having an Olaf party this year.  So for his treat at school he chose chocolate chip cookie cups with Frozen decorations.  I was able to find Frozen cupcake rings and snowflake candies on Amazon, yay!  Here's how they turned out.

The cookie cups are easy to do and are a fun alternative to a cupcake. Follow the easy steps below, and impress your friends and family this holiday season.

  • Start with your favorite cookie dough recipe (or a tub of store bought dough, I won't tell)
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray a muffin pan with cooking spray
  • Press about 2 tablespoons of dough into the muffin cup, pressing on the bottom and up the sides.  Be sure to hollow out the middle a bit to create a well.
  • Bake for 15 minutes and then take a spoon and knock down the center of the cup to re-create the well.  The bottom naturally puffs up during baking.
  • Bake for additional 7 to 9 minutes or until golden brown and the cups no longer look soft in the middle
  • Allow to cool in the pan for about 15 minutes, this allows the cup to cool and hold its shape
  • Using a sharp knife, carefully lift the cup out and allow to finish cooling on a rack
  • Dollop favorite butter cream recipe in the center of each cookie cup
To make it look extra fancy, pipe the frosting into the cup using a star tip and a pastry bag.  If you don't have a pastry bag, simply using a food storage bag and snip off the end, which makes a perfect hole replicating the round pastry tip.

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