CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH CUPS
Do you ever stand in front of your fridge after dinner staring at its fully stocked shelves without seeing anything you want for dessert? That was me this week. My eyes kept falling on a batch of freshly made Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites, but I ate so many when I was recipe testing that I was feeling a little bored.
So I decided to give them a chocolate covered twist!
The result: crunchy and chocolate-y, naturally sweet Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cups. They’re gluten-free, vegan, and perfect when you’re craving something sweet in a pinch!
Tips For Making Cookie Dough Cups
The recipe for my Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cups is nearly identical to my original Cookie Dough Bites with one key addition: loads of dark chocolate. I used a double boiler to melt Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Morsels into a silky, smooth coating for silver dollar sized discs of cookie dough.
These are delicious even you make them quickly and they look a mess, but if giftworthy candies are what you’re after, then I have three tips for you:
Use a rigid wrapper. While you could simply dip the cookie dough into the melted chocolate, I’ve never had any luck doing that artfully. That’s why I recommend a mini muffin pan with foil or silicone liners. Even with the muffin pan to hold the candies’ shape, the paper liners flatten when you pour in the chocolate. This leads to an oddly shaped, not-quite-ready-for-prime-time chocolates.
Break out the pastry bag. While spooning in the melted chocolate works just fine, using a pastry bag is much more precise. It also makes it easy to create those cute little dollops on top.
Size matters. Make sure you’re shaping each disc of cookie dough almost exactly the same, paying particular attention to height. Remember: there should be more cookie dough than chocolate, so don’t make them too thin.
Truthfully, though, these Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cups are pretty foolproof. Because once you put chocolate and cookie dough together, there’s very little you can screw up!