Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Cups
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Cookie cups are an incredible idea for making single serving desserts for any occasion. They look and taste absolutely amazing not to mention they are quite easy to prepare. The chocolate chewy soft cookie crust filled with the smooth and creamy peanut butter filling is simply heavenly.
You can always use various fillings, your favorite frostings, fruits, ganache, ice cream, the variations are endless and create amazing desserts each time.
- Makes 12 servings
- Chocolate Cookie Batter
- 1 cup (125g) all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup (40g) unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp (3g) baking soda
- 1/2 tsp (3g) salt
- 1/2 tsp (1g) instant coffee
- 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/3 cup (70g) packed brown sugar
- 1/3 cup (70g) sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp (5g) vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup (40g) mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Peanut Butter Frosting
- 1/2 cup (120ml) whipping cream, chilled
- 4 oz (120g) cream cheese, room temperature
- 1/3 cup (80g) peanut butter, room temperature
- 1/3 cup (40g) powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Grease with butter a standard muffin tin.
- In a bowl whisk flour with cocoa powder, instant coffee, salt and baking soda. Set aside until ready to use.
- In another bowl mix the butter with both sugars until creamy. Add egg and vanilla and mix until well incorporated.
- Gradually incorporate flour mixture and chocolate chips.
- Using an ice cream scoop, divide the cookie dough evenly between the 12 muffin tins.
- Bake for 12-13 minutes. While still warm use a small jar to press down the center of each cookie
- Cool on the muffin tins for about 10 minutes. Transfer the cookie cups to a cooling rack to cool completely.
- Prepare the filling. In a large bowl mix cream cheese until smooth. Add powdered sugar and peanut butter and mix until combined.
- In a separate bowl whip cream until stiff peaks form. Gradually incorporate into cream cheese mixture.
- Transfer the peanut butter filling into a piping bag fitted with 1M star tip and pipe the filling into the chocolate cookie cups.
- Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
- Decorate with grated chocolate if desired.