Thursday, October 13, 2011

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

These cute little cookie cups were such a pretty addition to our dessert table at the baby shower we just hosted for my friend Kristy.  She's having a little girl, so I just had to frost them all in pretty pinkness :)

I baked the cookie dough in cupcake/muffin tins and then made the little spot for the frosting with my pampered chef mini-tart shaper right after they came out of the oven.  Let them cool on a wire rack and then frost them with the color of your choice.  I used a Wilton star pastry tip to make them extra pretty. 


Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Cups
recipe from Kevin and Amanda

2 sticks butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Buttercream Frosting

2 sticks butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk or heavy cream
Pink food coloring

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously spray a regular sized muffin tin with cooking spray.
2. Cream butter and sugars in a stand or electric mixer until well combined. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until well combined.
3. Place flour, oats, baking soda and salt into a large bowl. Stir to combine. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Scoop about 2 tablespoons of the dough into the muffin tins and gently press down before baking. Bake for 15 minutes, until edges start to turn golden brown. The cookies will likely still be gooey in the center. As soon as they come out of the oven, run a sharp knife around the edge of the cups so they’ll pop out easily once they cool. You may also want to press down the center a little more with a spoon to create a spot for the frosting. Allow to cool completely before frosting.
4. To prepare the frosting: Place softened butter into stand or electric mixer and beat until smooth. Slowly add powdered sugar until thick and creamy. Add vanilla and milk until smooth and creamy. You can add more powdered sugar for a thicker frosting if desired. Mix in a drop of pink food coloring to desired color. Scoop the frosting into a ziploc bag, snip off the end and pipe onto the cookie cups. Enjoy!!

Makes 24 cookie cups.

4 comments:

  1. These look awesome! I bet your friend was super pleased! Love them! Love your blog too :D

    Kara :)

    http://lovehomebird.blogspot.com/

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  3. Hi, I am hosting a baby girl shower in December! I am using many of your ideas for "Kristy's Shower" so I may be asking you lots of questions:) How many cookies does this make?

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  4. Jemm - it makes 25 cookie cups. Good luck with your shower. Feel free to email me with any questions :)

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