Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups with Frosting – almond buttercream, to be exact. Check out the recipe below!
Of COURSE I had to go green…gotta represent my Jets!!
These are so simple to make, yet so amazingly delicious! It’s just a basic chocolate chip cookie recipe, cooked inside a mini muffin tin.
Then you hollow out the centers just a bit before cooking to make room for the frosting. Mmmmm…nothing beats homemade frosting, am I right??
Instead of making a regular vanilla buttercream, I did my favorite switch-a-roo and substituted to make almond buttercream. If you’ve never tried it, please do. It will change your life.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups with Almond Buttercream Frosting
- 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 tsp coarse salt
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Almond Buttercream Frosting see recipe below
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together butter and sugars with electric mixer on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Reduce speed to low. Add salt, vanilla, and eggs; mix until well blended, about 1 minute. Mix in flour and baking soda. Stir in chocolate chips.
- Spray mini-muffin tins thoroughly with non-stick cooking spray. Fill muffin cups with about 2 tbsp dough, slightly hollowing out the center. Bake cookies 7-9 minutes, or until lightly golden (do not overbake!)
- Transfer cookies to wire racks. Let cool completely, then fill with frosting, using a pastry bag or sandwich bag with the corner tip cut off.
For the Almond Buttercream Frosting:
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
- 2-3 cups confectioners sugar
- 2 tsp almond extract
- 2-3 tbsp milk
Cream together butter and sugar. Add almond extract and 1 tbsp. milk. Continue to add milk until your desired consistency is achieved.
After making a good amount of the cookie cups, I still had some dough leftover, so I got a little creative…
Remember those cookies you saw last night? Well they aren’t just any chocolate chip cookie…
They’re candy-bar-filled chocolate chip cookies!
Specifically, Milky-Way filled chocolate chip cookies. After seeing the idea over on Picky Palate’s site, I became a little obsessed.
It’s a good thing I only made 8 of these cookies…since there’s only 2 left!
It’s almost GAME TIME…we’ll be heading out shortly to go back over to my parents’ house for the big Jets Game. Hopefully it’s as good as last week!!!
Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) says
Ohmy, when I saw the chocolate chip cookie cups in the post title, you had me, but the almond buttercream almost made me fall off my chair!! Everything looks SO good! :D
Looks amazing!! I need a good cupcake recipe for my daughters bday this weekend, I may give these a try!
Kristen @ That Hoosier Girl says
Ohmygoodness! Hollowing out the middle of the cupcakes to make way for extra “hidden” frosting is genius! And those cookies?! Drooling…
Those cookies look awesome!!
I have Brooks stability sneakers, and I really like them.
If you haven’t been… try Fleet Feet on Wolf. I was fitted for and bought my Mizunos there… and if you don’t like them, I think you can bring them back and try a different pair. They do that whole watch you while you run thing to help you get fitted for your shoes.
Yes, I have been to Fleet Feet. That’s actually who recommended my asics to me. I had to run outside in the parking lot and felt pretty silly. :)
J-E-T-s!! GOOOOOO JETS!!!!! :D
Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles says
I saw those cookies over on Picky Palate and was immediately intrigued also! I haven’t tried them yet – I’m waiting for a special occasion. Although if I make these cookies, it would be a special occasion! :)
Katy (The Singing Runner) says
Looks delicious! I will make these soon! :D
Go Jets!!!!! :D
Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) says
Ugh, colored frosting gets me every time. They look so delicious!! Enjoy ’em and I hope your Jets win!
Those cookie cups look delicious! I think I will need to try those soon.
yeah! dessert i love it!!!!!!!!
Cynthia (It All Changes) says
I love my Asics Foundations…but I’m severe over pronator. I had to get wide width this time because they changed the model and they were narrow and hurt my feet.
Looking forward to seeing your Jets against the Packers!! Yay! So glad the Packers game is over and I know for sure they are going to the Superbowl!
Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun says
You have just sent my sweet tooth out of control!
Blog is the New Black says
Awesome job on your choc chip cupcakes! And those candy bar cookies… oh my!
Stephanie @cookinfanatic says
I am seriously drooling over those cookie cups!!!!! These definitely solve my problem of not liking a thin chocolate chip cookie – put it in a muffin cup – genius!
I think I have to make those little babies!
Runner’s world online also has a good tool that can help you. you can search the internet for some good deals if you want the exact same shoe!!
Those cookies look amazing!! I want to eat them now ;-)
Now I want cookies! And it is your fault :P.
Lauren @ Hungry Dancer says
Wow oh wow!!! Those cookies looks amazing!!!!!
Wow – those cookie cups look incredible! I’m definitely trying them this week :)
I love running shoes – just picked up a new pair at Nordstrom Rack myself!
Lisa @ Healthy Diaries says
YUM! After coconut, almond is my next favorite flavor! I will keep the almond buttercream in mind the next time I bake!
P.S. I feel your pain. My team, the Bears, lost last night as well. :(
Val @ Balancing Val says
These look great!
Loving this blog . . . Off to snoop around ;)
Victoria (District Chocoholic) says
Candy bars wrapped in chocolate chip cookies is a life necessity.
Lindsay Cotter says
I bet the green frosting brought good luck and charm! :)
What a great and fun recipe. And the frosting is the best part.
Those cupcakes look amazing!
I was an asics girl until I tried Mizunos. They are so comfortable… and hot pink.
I highly recommend.
Carrie (Moves 'N Munchies) says
OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMOGMGOGMOGMGOGMOGMOGMGOMGOGOGMGLIKE LEGIT.. that looks SO FREAKING GOOD WITH THAT FROSTING!! i WANT TO TAKE ONE OFF THE SCREEEN!!
Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine says
Ooooooh my gosh. Those cookie cups look so, so, so, so good. Buttercream is the stuff dreams are made of :)
Yum! These sweet treats look amazing!!!
Those candy bar filled cookies look AMAZING! Those are absolutely on my to-make list for the week!
Asics -Gel Cumulus 12 are my current running shoes and I love them!
ahhh almond buttercream sounds AAMMZZIINNGGG i cant believe i never thought to do that! And those cookie cups AND the candy bar cookies.. i need to bake cookies NOW!
You know me–anything that resembles a cupcake and I’m swooning! These turned out so cute too. I will have to give the almond milk frosting a try soon :-)
Oh yum! What a great idea to use almond frosting on chocolate chip cookies. I love how you used mini muffin pans too! Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite! I’m visiting from SFAS. I wish I could run 5 miles…maybe some day!
Beautiful frosting and cookies!!! Love there are so many chocolate chips in each cupcake! :)
I’m hosting the Culinary Smackdown Battle for March–the theme is Cookies. Would you like to join in for the fun? It doesn’ have to be a new post on your blog. You can pick your favorite cookie from your previous post too. All you have to do is link up your cookie creation. I have some great prizes waiting. Hope to see your entry soon!
Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies says
Oh my gosh, these all look sensational! It’s almost midnight and I’m getting hungry again just looking at these. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday.
I just read your post on fannetastic food, and I saw these. They look SO delicious! I also have a MAJOR sweet tooth. Im glad I found your blog! haha
haha sorry I meant I’m an Okie’s blog
I’m glad you found me too! Welcome, Kristen! :)
(what runs) Lori says
These look absolutely incredible! I LOVE them. Super fun with the green frosting too!
I love my Mizuno Wave Riders – had 2 pair now. And I foudn this by searching for buttercream filled cookie cups! I am going to make these for a friends bake sale to raise money for her Susan G. Komen 3 day 60 mile breast cancer walk! Pink frosting, individually boxed with red/white bakers twine!
They look perfect!
Lisa@Healthy Diaries says
Hi Courtney! Could you please tell me how many cookie cups I’d get from one recipe? I’m going to make these this weekend for a birthday party.
Thanks so much! :)
Oh gosh…I *think* you’ll get about 48, but I don’t have my original recipe here with me. I’m sorry!
Amanda @ Semi-Health Nut says
Yummy yummy! These are on my Friday Five Foodie Finds this week! Thanks for sharing! :-)