Double Dark Chocolate Cookie Cups

 

Double Dark Chocolate Cookie Cups - rich chocolate cups are topped with dark chocolate frosting to create an irresistible treat!

 

Calling all chocolate lovers! Ashley from Spoonful of Flavor here again and I am bringing you a treat that you won’t be able to resist. Given the popularity of my No Bake Mini Cheesecakes with Raspberry Sauce, I knew that I wanted to share another impressive little treat that is perfect to share with your Valentine. Double Dark Chocolate Cookie Cups are loaded with rich chocolate flavor and are great for kids and adults.

 

Double Dark Chocolate Cookie Cups - rich chocolate cups are topped with dark chocolate frosting to create an irresistible treat!

 

Dark chocolate cookies are topped with extra dark chocolate frosting. Real chocolate and dark cocoa powder creates a rich chocolate treat that is perfect for all chocolate lovers. They are unique and different than your standard cupcake or cookie. In fact, these little cups are the best of both with a crumbly cookie shell and smooth chocolate frosting. Best of all, they are single serving so you don’t even have to share!

 

Double Dark Chocolate Cookie Cups - rich chocolate cups are topped with dark chocolate frosting to create an irresistible treat!

 

Double Dark Chocolate Cookie Cups - rich chocolate cups are topped with dark chocolate frosting to create an irresistible treat!

Double Dark Chocolate Cookie Cups - rich chocolate cups are topped with dark chocolate frosting to create an irresistible treat!

Double Dark Chocolate Cookie Cups - rich chocolate cups are topped with dark chocolate frosting to create an irresistible treat!

 

Here are a few tips for making perfect cookie cups:

 

  • Press cookie dough into bottom of cup in an even layer and press about 1/2 way up the sides of each cup, forming a cup shape before you place them in the oven. You can also use the back of a cookie scoop.
  • Immediately upon removing cookie cups from oven, use the back of a cookie scoop to make an indentation in the cup.

Is Dark Chocolate Good For You?

Dark chocolate is loaded with nutrients that can positively affect your health.

Dark chocolate (without a lot of added sugar) can improve your health and lower the risk of heart disease.

 

Can Dark Chocolate Lower Your Blood Sugar?

Dark chocolate contains antioxidants that may help the body use its insulin more efficiently to control blood sugar.

Dark chocolate helps to lower blood sugar levels naturally.

 

Why Does Dark Chocolate Turn White?

The white coloration on dark chocolate, known as a fat bloom, is caused by liquid fat such as cocoa butter migrating through

the chocolate and crystalizing on the candy’s surface.

It may look less appetizing, but it is completely harmless.

 

Double Dark Chocolate Cookie Cups

Double Dark Chocolate Cookie Cups

Ingredients:

For the cookie cups:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

For the dark chocolate frosting:

  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dark cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • raspberries, for garnish

Directions:

  1. To make the cookie cups, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray 12 standard size muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder; set aside.
  4. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  5. Add egg and vanilla; mix until combined.
  6. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing on low speed until incorporated.
  7. Using a 1 1/2 inch cookie scoop, scoop dough into muffin tin, dividing the dough evenly among cups.
  8. Press cookie dough into bottom of cup and press about 1/2 way up the sides of each cup, forming a cup shape.
  9. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven.
  11. Using the back of an ice cream scoop or tablespoon, press down on the center of each cookie to form a cup.
  12. Allow to cool 15 minutes.
  13. Remove from pan and allow to cool completely.
  14. To make the frosting, melt chocolate in a bowl set over a pot of simmering water.
  15. Remove from heat and let cool until no longer warm to the touch (you don’t want it to get so cool that it hardens).
  16. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together cream cheese and butter.
  17. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes.
  18. Slowly add sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla and salt.
  19. Mix until well combined.
  20. Add melted chocolate and mix until well combined.
  21. Beat on medium-high speed for one minute.
  22. Pipe frosting onto cups and garnish with raspberries.

Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Yield: one dozen, Serving Size: 1

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 357 Calories
  • Total Fat: 17.3g
  • Cholesterol: 54.2mg
  • Carbohydrates: 50.5g
  • Fiber: 2.4g
  • Sugar: 35.1g
  • Protein: 3.8g
All images and text ©Carrian Cheney for Oh Sweet Basil.

Are you looking for more Valentine’s Day Treats?

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6 comments on “Double Dark Chocolate Cookie Cups”

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  3. Looks amazing!! Love chocolate anything 🙂

    Thanks for sharing your post on this week’s Mom 2 Mom Link Up Party. Hope you come join us again soon 🙂

    Rachael @ Diamonds in the Rough

  4. they’re soooo chocolatey! LOVE em!

  5. I’ve never made cookie cups before for some reason. This post is all the motivation I need though – they look delicious, decadent and the perfect bite sized Valentine’s treat!

  6. WHOA! These look absolutely scrumptious!!!