Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

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Not only do Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups have twice the chocolate, but they’re designed to hold ice cream or candy too. Pure decadence! This self-contained dessert cup is perfect for a picnic!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cup with ice cream inside and topped with chocolate chips

My girls came up with the idea to transform one of our favorite recipes, Molten Lava Chocolate Chip Cookies, into a “cup.” I think it’s because you get twice the treats!

The technique below would work well with any type of thick cookie dough, such as the one we use for the Best Vegan Chocolate Chips Cookies or to make Sunflower Seed Butter Cookies.

We made them vegan because my daughter is allergic to egg and milk! But, they work equally well with egg as do all our vegan cookie recipes. 

How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

Form the dough into balls about 1 1/2 inches round and then press it into a greased muffin tin.

Bake for 8 minutes and remove from the oven. It will be partially cooked with a natural indentation in the middle.

Double Chocolate Chip Cookie dough in muffin tin with slight indentation from being partially cooked

Help the cup along by gently pressing the dough against the sides of the muffin tin with the back of a spoon.

Spoon pressing down sides of partially cooked cookie cup

Return the pan to the oven and cook for 4-6 minutes more. Allow the cookie to firm up in the pan for about 5 minutes and then remove to a cooling rack.

Variation: Use a mini muffin tin to make even smaller cups which would be perfect for mini chocolate chips!

Ways to Fill Cookie Cups

Let the good times roll! Here are some ideas:

  • Candy – such as M and M’s or Rolo’s. For graduation parties or showers, use candy in the color scheme for the school, etc.
  • Ice cream – don’t forget the sprinkles!
  • Marshmallows topped with a square of chocolate for an open-faced S’ more.
  • No-Bake Cheesecake – try the recipe from No-Bake Mini-Cheesecakes 
  • Pudding or Mousse 
  • Frosting – check out Healthy Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Fudge

Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Cup with m and m's candy inside

How will you fill your chocolate chip cookie cup? 🙂

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Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

Not only do double chocolate chip cookie cups have twice the chocolate, but they’re a dessert cup that holds ice cream and candy too!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time14 mins
Rest time5 mins
Total Time29 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 cups
Calories: 180kcal


  • 1/2 cup butter or vegan substitute
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 egg or egg replacer
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour or whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Cream the butter and sugars in a large bowl.
  • Add egg and vanilla to bowl and combine.
  • Add flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa and combine.
  • Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Roll dough into balls about 1 1/2 inches round.
  • Press dough into a muffin tin coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake for 8 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and use spoon to gently press the dough against the sides of the muffin tin.
  • Return to oven and cook for 4-6 minutes more.
  • Allow cookies to cool for about 5 minutes or until firm and then move to a baking rack to finish cooling.
  • Fill cups with ice cream and candy!


Make it vegan by using egg-replacer. We use a mixture of 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 Tablespoon water and 1 Tablespoon vinegar.


Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. These. Are. Awesome! I’m thinking a little peanut butter under those M&M’s would be dynamite!!

  2. These are super cute! What a great way to control portion sizes….unless you eat 5 or 6.

  3. These look ah-mazing! I’d totally take these on a picnic!

  4. Love the idea, it’s adorable!

  5. I love cookie cups, what a awesome idea to add a scoop of ice cream! 🙂

  6. These cookie cups are so cute! And look at all that chocolate, yum!

  7. LOVE these!!! I’m waiting on my pan to be delivered, then I will immediately bake up a batch of your cookie cups!

  8. These are WAY too cute!

  9. I am so excited about the idea of a cookie cup. Twice the dessert? Yes, that’s a perfect idea!

  10. The Ninja Baker says

    Another keeper recipe from the Dinner Mom! And perfect for picnics, M & M holders and ice cream! Your daughters have good taste Marjory.

  11. Cookie cups are my favorite thing to bake! Definitely will try these!

  12. Cookie cups are always fun!

  13. I can see me making 2 batches, one for the picnic and one for me!

  14. Cookie cups are the best because it’s a 2 in 1 dessert. You get the cookie and whatever goodness goes inside of it.

  15. I love the idea of “helping the cookie along”. These are perfect!

  16. Oh my gosh, these would be SO dangerous at any picnic of mine – they are fun and mouthwatering!

  17. Sweet Heavens Marjory! You’ve made my day! I love making cookie cups but I’ve never made Chocolate ones!

  18. What a perfect way to enjoy a picnic! You had me at double no matter what it was!! Such a cute idea!

  19. Me? Oh, I’d fill this cookie cup with chocolate mousse – Because the only thing better than double chocolate would be TRIPLE chocolate! These are just the CUTEST thang – I love them!

  20. Perfect for making ice cream sundaes! I love these!

  21. Oh my goodness what a great idea! I’d probably eat them all so maybe I should just make one big one?

  22. When it comes to cookie cups, I’m like a little kid- I can’t get enough!

  23. Those are so cute! I want to fill my with a big fat toasted marshmallow!

  24. These would be such a hit at a kids party. I totally love this.

  25. These look so cute and are perfect at a picnic!!

  26. I would tear this up in a heartbeat! I love chocolate plus this is so fun and cute. I can totally see myself hosting a party and having this on a dessert table. Nothing wasted!

  27. Sweetness overload! I love these little cookie cups.

  28. These are so fun! I could go for a few right now. 😉

  29. Meredith says

    It’s going to be a great picnic!

  30. What a perfect sweet treat for the picnic!!

  31. Jual Coklat says

    WOW just what I was searching for. Came here by searching for online

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