Enjoy these Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups!
Fair warning these delightful bites of chocolate chip cookie mixed with more chocolate-y goodness to create these hot chocolate cookie cups is addicting!
One of the few things I love about the colder winter months is all of the delicious baked goods that can be made at this time of the year. I am not a lover of winter but I am a lover of winter baked goods, warm drinks like a good ole hot chocolate so why not enjoy them together. I love these homemade hot chocolate cookie cups, they are oh so tasty and yes you can even have them with a hot cup of cocoa too.
Regular or Mini-Muffin Tin?
You can use either for this recipe, it just depends on what size you want them to be. I made them in a mini muffin tin but if you want these to be bigger use a regular muffin tin. These hot chocolate cookie cups taste just as good either way. I, of course, had to top mine with whipped cream!Print
These homemade hot chocolate cookie cups are warm, comforting and perfect for a winter treat or dessert!
- 1 (16.5 oz) tube sugar cookie dough OR
Homemade Cookie Dough
- 3 cups flour
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup softened butter
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2 tbsp. hot chocolate mix
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips, melted
- 12 mini pretzel twists
- Whipped Cream
- Preheat oven to 375F and lightly grease a mini muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray. Go to Step 4 if using pre-made cookie dough.
- Spray Mini muffin cups with cooking spray. In a large bowl beat butter with a stand mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Beat in sugar, baking powder, and salt, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in eggs, and vanilla. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer on low.
- Stir in any remaining flour by hand. If needed, cover and chill the dough for 30 minutes or until it is easy to handle.
- Shape dough into about1 1/4-inch balls. Press them gently into bottom and up sides of prepared muffin cups or use a small measuring spoon to make an identation (see notes). and bake for about 10-14 minutes (depends on your oven). They should be golden brown on the edges, don’t let it get too dark.
- Immediately after taking them out of the oven use a small spoon to make an identation for the chocolate ganache
- Let cool completely in the muffin pans before transferring to a wire cooling rack.
- In a small heavy-bottomed saucepan, bring heavy cream to a boil over medium-high heat and whisk in hot chocolate mix.
- Add semisweet chocolate morsels to a medium glass bowl and pour heavy cream over them.
- Let sit for 5 minutes and whisk until ganache is smooth.
- Carefully break off loops of the pretzel twists to use as handles for the cookie cups.
- Use melted white chocolate chips to attach pretzel loops to the side of the cookie cups.
- Carefully spoon ganache into each cookie cup and place in the refrigerator to chill for 10 – 15 minutes. Top with whipped cream before serving.
If you have a solid cylinder shaped tool, this is great for making indentations in the cookie cups or the small measuring tops that come with children’s cough syrup etc.. they are a great size for this.
You can top with mini marshmallows.
If you’d like a peppermint flavor use peppermint extract in your chocolate ganache.
You can add sprinkless to the cookie dough.
You could also use the “hook” from a candy cane or mini candy cane instead of the pretzel.
So many options, try what you might like.
Keywords: cookies, cookie cup, hot chocolate, dessert, baked goods
Can you add different toppings to the hot chocolate cookie cups?
Yes you can, just like our hot chocolate we may all finish it a bit differently. You can top with marshmallows, chocolate curls and more.
You could add sprinkles to the cookie dough for some festive color in the cookie cup if you like or some mini chocolate chips to the dough. So many possibilities.
Are there different flavors of hot chocolate cookie cups?
Yes if you like you can add peppermint extract to the ganache. You could even make the cookie cup more of a chocolate cookie cup. Think of your favorite chocolate cookie and most likely you’ll just be adding some cocoa.
What would be some of your favorite toppings for these delicious cookie cups? I’m good with whipped cream, it’s my fave but there is no wrong answer.
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