Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups


This recipe came about as a total accident. When I was a teenager, I wanted to make chocolate chip cookies in mini muffin pans, but the centers sank in. In a pinch, I filled the centers with icing and voila! The cookie cup. My friends would beg me to make these every week.

Prep Time:
35 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
40 cookie cups


  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


  • ½ cup shortening

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar

  • 2 tablespoons milk, or more as needed


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 2 mini muffin pans.

  2. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.

  3. Combine butter, white sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in the flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.

  4. Drop rounded tablespoons of the dough into the prepared mini muffin cups.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are light golden brown, 9 to 12 minutes. Cool before removing from the pans.

  6. Meanwhile, beat shortening, butter, and vanilla extract together with an electric mixer in a mixing bowl. Beat in confectioners' sugar gradually, 1 cup at a time. Beat in milk until icing is smooth. Add a little more milk if icing is still dry.

  7. Fill the center of each cooled cookie cup with icing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

231 Calories
12g Fat
31g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 40
Calories 231
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 145mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 2g
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 51mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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