Mini Chocolate Cookie Cups

Super quick and easy mini chocolate cookie cups filled with vanilla buttercream frosting. I was doing a Valentine’s Day treat, but you could use this for any occasion by changing the muffin liners and colored sprinkles.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Box of Chocolate Cake Mix (I used Devil’s Food Cake)
  • 1 Stick of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Frosting (you could use store bought or try my Favorite Vanilla Frosting recipe below)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Put mini muffin liners in mini muffin pan.

In the bowl of a mixer, beat the butter until creamy. Add the cake mix and the egg and beat on low until combined and then on medium for a minute or two. Dough should be thick and form together.

Scoop out a Tbsp of dough and form into a ball and place it in the lined mini muffin pan. Bake for 12-14 minutes.

Let sit in pan for 1 minute and then use the back of a teaspoon to press down in the middle of each cookie cup, making a well.

Remove cookie cups from the pan and let cool completely on a wire rack.

Pipe frosting into each cookie well. Decorate with sprinkles if so desired. 🙂

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Favorite Vanilla Frosting Recipe:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (1/2 a stick), softened
  • 1/4 cup non-hydrogenated shortening
  • 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp milk

Directions:

In the bowl of a mixer, combine butter and shortening. Beat for 1 minute. Add powdered sugar and beat on low for 2 minutes. Scrape down sides of bowl and add vanilla and milk. Beat on low until combined. Then beat on med-high for 4 minutes. Frosting should be light and fluffy. Lick the beaters. Yum!

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