Dark Chocolate Cookie Dough Cup

While I was browsing Pinterest I saw a photo of a chocolate cup with cookie dough inside and knew right away I wanted to make them, but in my own way of course!! This is what I came up with and boy are they ever delicious!

First of all and especially when serving candy to friends, you want to use a raw cookie dough with NO eggs in it, the substitution is easy, just take your favorite cookie recipe and replace each egg called for with 1oz of milk of your choice, I used Organic Rice Milk.

My Cookie Dough recipe of choice is Alton Brown’s recipe “The Chewy”.

Make the dough as instructed in the recipe, then scoop out a dozen or how ever many you plan on making 1/4t sized cookie dough balls onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper bake on the center rack of your oven at 375 degrees for about 6 minutes. When done remove from oven and set aside to cool.

While the baby cookies are baking measure out 1/2 teaspoon size balls of dough and place them on another cookie sheet or plate, place in the refrigerator or even freezer while you temper your chocolate. You want to temper to get that chocolate shine and a good “snap” when you bite into the divine creation!!

Use a good quality chocolate (This is important, look at the ingredients and don’t buy something where sugar is the first ingredient you want chocolate to be the main ingredient in your chocolate) get fair trade chocolate and organic if possible, IMO the taste difference is substantial.

1. Chop your chocolate (approximately 12 ounces) into chip-sized pieces, reserving 6oz for seeding, and melt the other 6oz to about 115°F not more than 120 F.

2. Remove the melted chocolate from the heat and stir with a silicone spatula while seeding with (adding) the reserved chocolate, a bit at a time.

3. When the chocolate has reached about 90°F, test on a knife or spoon that has been placed in the fridge. (Should be shiny and have that snap when broken)

4. Once temper has been achieved, the chocolate can be warmed slightly (to 92°F) to make it easier to work with.

Have a mini cupcake pan lined with mini cupcake wrappers ready, using a funnel fill the wrappers about 1/3 full with melted chocolate, add the cookie dough balls, cover the dough with chocolate not to the rim of the cup but just to where the dough is no longer visible and then top with one of your pre-baked cookies….. be patient while your chocolate hardens, you can speed up the process by putting your chocolate in the refrigerator.

Your friends will be amazed if you show up to your next potluck with these gourmet chocolate candies! But if you don’t want to make these yourself you can always order them from Sweet Box Treats and Taste the Love <3 !

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