Absolutely delectably delightful. A crowd-pleaser. Perfect for a potluck! Do I need to say more? No really I will stop here today. It is too cold - at one point it was in the negative (Fahrenheit) with wind chill and I am at my grumpiest best. So off to the recipe!
Chocolate Ganache Recipe: click here!
Ingredients: For the cookie cups (yield about 18)
- Flour - 2 1/4
- Butter - 3/4 Cup, unsalted at room temperature
- Brown Sugar - 2/3 Cup, tightly packed (use light or dark)
- Granulated Sugar - 2/3 Cup
- Baking Powder - 1/2 tsp
- Baking Soda - 1/4 tsp
- Salt - 1/2 tsp
- Eggs - 2, large at room temperature
- Vanilla - 1 tbsp
- Vinegar - 1 tbsp
- Chocolate Chips - 1 1/4 Cups, semi-sweet
Preheat oven to 375 F. Grease a muffin tin liberally with oil and set it aside.
In a bowl, cream together the sugars and butter using a electric mixer until light and fluffy for a minute or so. Add the vinegar, eggs and vanilla to the creamed butter and sugars and mix well. In a separate bowl whisk together flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and whisk until combined. Gently fold in the chocolate chips into dough.
Now scoop out the batter using a spoon or an ice cream scoop and fill the muffin tin cups till each is about 2/3 full. Press the cookie dough gently in the shape of the cup. Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes till the edges start turning golden brown. The cookies will have puffed up. Take the muffin tin out of the oven and while it is still warm make cavities in each cookie cup by pressing down using the back of a mini ice-cream scoop or a rounded spoon. My mini sized pestle worked just fine. Let the cookie cups cool completely before taking out of pan. Before taking the cookie cups out I used a paring knife to loosen the sides before I eased them out gently.
Once the cookie cups have cooled down completely, add dollops of ganache to the cups. For Chocolate Ganache Recipe: click here!
Sprinkle with a little sea salt if you like! I love how a tiny pinch of sea salt balances out the sweetness. The husband and 5 year old do not like theirs with sea salt.
Recipe adapted from here!