Oh my goodness! It seems like forever ago since I made these. I'm so far behind on my blog posts. I was downloading photos from my phone when I stumbled across these then remembered I hadn't blogged about them. I've also been having no end of trouble with phones and cameras and photos not being downloaded. It's been one thing after another with technology for me lately.
Anyway, that's enough of a rant from me. As you already know, I'm a Pinterest fan and love the recipes that come flooding through on my Pinterest feed. Another such recipe I've been seeing a lot of recently is for cookie cups. It's all about baking your cookie in a muffin pan and filling it with all sorts of delicious things.
This was my first attempt so I didn't want to get too adventurous with ingredients so used my basic biscuit recipe from my high school home economics cookbook, "Day to Day Cookery" and added a bit of cocoa to the recipe.
These delicious (and "devilishly" as it says on the packet) individually wrapped dark chocolate squares were on sale so I picked up a few bags (quite a few - they were used in another recipe, honest).
It was just a matter of rolling balls of cookie dough and then pressing them into a well greased (excuse the excess use of oil spray in the above photo - I wanted to make sure they didn't stick, and no, they didn't) muffin pan. Then you just press the chocolate into the centre.
After this successful attempt I can't wait to try different flavour combinations. The possibilities are endless. You can check out some recipes that I've pinned on my Pinterest feed here.
Double Choc Cookie Cups
(From "Day to Day Cookery"
- 1 cup plain flour
- 1 cup Self Raising flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 150gm butter, melted
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup cocoa
- dark chocolate squares
- Preheat oven to 180 deg C.
- Mix all dry ingredients together, melt butter and add to dry mixture.
- Add beaten egg.
- Mix together. Roll teaspoons of mixture into balls and pop into a well greased mini muffin pan.
- Press chocolate squares into mixture until a 'cup' forms.
- Bake for 10 to 12 mins, approx.
- Makes approx 24 min cookie cups.