love in a cookie cup

★★★★☆ 15 Reviews
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By donna morales
from New Orleans, LA

This is a little cookie cup I have come up with for Valentine's Day. Wanting to make a special sweet treat for big daddy & me after a romantic dinner. Not wanting to have a lot of leftovers, I came up with this cookie cup. It is absolute, chocolate love in a cup.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These are a cup full o' love for sure. Imagine a homemade peanut butter cup with a hidden chocolate chip cookie inside. It's a yummy surprise! They're a creative homemade Valentine's Day dessert. Just decorate them with a little chocolate drizzle or some colored sprinkles.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★☆ 15 Reviews
method Bake

Ingredients For love in a cookie cup

  • CHOCOLATE
  • 1/2 c
    milk chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp
    Crisco shortening
  • 1/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper (optional) you add less or leave it out altogether
  • COOKIE
  • 1/2 c
    butter flavored shortening
  • 1/4 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1 1/8 c
    cake flour
  • 1
    egg
  • 1 c
    mini chocolate chips
  • PEANUT BUTTER FILLING
  • 1/4 c
    butter
  • 1/4 c
    creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 c
    powdered sugar
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How To Make love in a cookie cup

  • Cupcake tins with paper liners.
    1
    Line mini cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
  • Chocolate and Crisco melted together.
    2
    Melt the chocolate and Crisco together.
  • Cayenne pepper added to the melted chocolate.
    3
    Add cayenne pepper and mix well.
  • Brushing melted chocolate onto the cupcake liners.
    4
    With a small pastry brush, brush the insides of the cupcake liners with the chocolate. Make sure you cover the bottom and side well. Set aside to harden.
  • Removing chocolate cups from the cupcake tin.
    5
    After chocolate is set, pull cups out and use the pan for your cookies.
  • Cookie dough ingredients added to a mixing bowl.
    6
    Prepare the cookie dough by adding dough ingredients to a bowl. Mix on low for 10 seconds. Then turn the mixer to medium speed and mix for 20 to 30 seconds.
  • Paper liners in a cupcake tin sprayed with non-stick spray.
    7
    Fill the pan with liners again and spray inside of liners lightly with vegetable oil.
  • Cookie dough scooped into each cup.
    8
    Put one tablespoon of cookie dough in each cup.
  • Chocolate chip cookies baking in the oven.
    9
    Bake at 350F for 15 minutes.
  • Making a well in the baked cookies.
    10
    As soon as cookies come out of the oven, use the back of a tablespoon measuring spoon to press down firmly into the center of cookies to make a well.
  • Chocolate chip cookies cooling.
    11
    Let cool completely.
  • Mixing butter and peanut butter together.
    12
    Melt butter and peanut butter together. Mix well.
  • Mixing in powdered sugar.
    13
    Add powdered sugar.
  • Peeling paper liner from cookies and putting into the chocolate cup.
    14
    When cookies are completely cooled, peel liner from cookies and set the cookies into the chocolate cups.
  • Topping with the peanut butter mixture.
    15
    Press about 1/2 tablespoon of peanut butter mixture inside well of the cookies. Do not overfill.
  • Brushing with more chocolate.
    16
    Using a small pastry brush, again brush the tops of the cookie cups with more chocolate so that it's completely enclosed. Put in the freezer for 2 hours.
  • Removing paper liners from the chocolate cups.
    17
    Take out and remove the liner from the bottom of chocolate cups. Enjoy.
  • 18
    NOTE: These are so incredibly delicious. You won't be able to eat just one. When working with dipping chocolate I use a candle warmer. It works incredibly wonderful. It will never burn your chocolate or cause it to seize up at all. Don't have to use a stove or a microwave. Just set a bowl over the surface of the candle warmer and add what you want and stir off and on till completely melted. Takes maybe 3 to 4 minutes depending on how much you are wanting to melt. Stays at the perfect temp the whole while you are working with it. Make the peanut butter filling with the warmer also. It's amazing.
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