Cookie cups with chocolate chip cookie dough and Hershey’s melted caramel kisses are the rich, divine, and delicious cookie cup recipe you never knew you needed. Enjoy these bite sized cookie dough cups packed with just the right amount of chocolate in every taste.
This recipe is provided by a guest author, Chef Amanda, here on Salty Side Dish.
Cookie dough cups are so easy to make and so terribly fun to eat! You can easily make chocolate filled cups, or caramel kiss cups in our case, for miniature cookie bites at any time of the year.
These are so much better than just chocolate filled cookies and make the perfect recipe to get creative with this time of the year.
Need more holiday dessert ideas? Try one of these delicious dessert recipes:
Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups
Ingredients for filled cookie dough cups
- 1 tub of chocolate chip cookie dough – premade
- 1 tub store bought chocolate frosting
- 1 bag of Caramel Hershey kisses
- Decorations to top (optional)
Meal Prep Tips: You can always make cookie cups or cookie shot glasses with a full on chocolate chip cookie recipe that is homemade. However there is no need. Keep the baking simple this time of the year and use pre-made store bought cookie dough, which comes in a variety of flavors to mix up.
How to make Cookie Cups
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Start by unwrapping the Hershey kisses, one regular tube of cookie dough will make about 40 cookie cups. Set aside. I like regular caramel filled kisses but this is where you can take this recipe and get super creative. This time of the year there are all sorts of specialty kisses to fill your cups with like pumpkin, coffee, and even peppermint!
Open the roll of cookie dough and scoop out 2 teaspoons of cookie dough; a small cookie scoop will work as well.
Roll the dough into a 1 inch ball and press into the bottom of an ungreased mini muffin tin (baking sheets are for cookies, not cups!).
Repeat for the remaining muffin wells.
Cooking spray will make them burn so make sure you skip that this time.
Take a caramel Hershey kiss and press it into the center of the cookie dough, it won’t go down very far.
Bake the cookie cup cookies for 7-9 minutes, or until the cookie is golden brown.
Keep an eye on it; don’t let the cookies get too brown.
Cool inside of the pan for at least 10 minutes, this will allow for easier removal. Using a toothpick loosen the sides up and lift out the cookie cups. Place the cookies on a cooling rack until completely cooled.
Cookies do best to decorate once at room temperature or the frosting and decorations can melt.
Scoop the frosting into a piping bag with a 1m star tip and squeeze a swirl on top of each of the cooled cookie cups.
Decorate if you would like and enjoy!