These cookie cups are the perfect treat – they’re quick and easy to make, they’re absolutely delicious and you can stuff them with whatever your heart desires! They are also vegan and optionally gluten-free.
What are Cookie Cups?
Cookie cups are essentially a cookie that resembles a cupcake or muffin. You can fill them with your favourite toppings or even add some healthy chocolate frosting on top to make them look like cupcakes!
These stuffed cookie cups are a perfect option if you’re going to a party and want to take a homemade treat with! They may look pretty basic from the outside, but once the inside is revealed people will be queuing to grab one (well, that’s a very deep statement).
Cookie cups are even more amazing served warm with some ice cream – you could even prepare this easy protein ice cream to go with it. I’m actually drooling as I type this.
They’re also really quick and easy to make, so they’re perfect as a last-minute, quick dessert!
Ingredients & Substitutions
You can find the full recipe with exact measurements in the recipe card further down on this page!
- Plain Flour: These work well with a gluten-free flour, but I recommend checking your flour to see if it contains xanthan gum, if it does not – please add 1/4 tsp to the dry ingredients. If you’re not gluten-free, you can use regular plain flour (also known as all-purpose flour) or Whole-wheat flour to make these cookie cups more nourishing!
- Almond Meal: Also known as Ground Almonds. You can use any ground nuts such as walnuts, tiger nuts or even peanuts! You could also use Almond Flour.
- Chia Seeds: This helps the cookie dough stick together and keep them from crumbling all over the place! You can use milled flax seeds instead.
- Liquid Sweetener: To keep these cookie cups lower on the refined sugar, I like to use Maple Syrup or Agave. You can use any liquid sweetener like Coconut Nectar, Date Syrup, Sugar-free syrup or Golden Syrup.
- Coconut Oil: I have not tried to make these with any other oil, but Olive Oil could work.
How to Make Cookie Cups
Cookie cups are very easy to make, I’ve even made a video to show you the process!
Essentially you will just be making cookie dough, but instead of baking them in cookie shapes you bake them in a muffin tray.
- Step 1: Make your cookie dough by combining all of the ingredients. Start by mixing with a spatula, and then get your hands in the bowl and start work it into a ball of cookie dough.
- Step 2: Once your cookie dough is ready, divide it into four equal portions and remove a small piece from each (around 1/4 of each) and set this aside.
- Step 3: Roll the remaining cookie dough into balls, place each ball into a muffin hole and then use a spoon to create a well in the centre.
- Step 4: Add whatever fillings you’d like.
- Step 5: Take the small pieces of cookie dough you removed earlier and flatten them into disks and then press them on top of each cookie cup.
- Step 6: Bake to perfection. They should be golden brown on top!
- Biscoff Spread
- Your favourite chocolate
- Peanut Butter and Jam
- Chocolate Truffle
What else can you think of? Let me know in the comments section!
Please store these cookie cups in an air-tight container or zip-lock bag.
Room temperature: You can keep these at room temperature for up to three days.
Fridge: Store these cookie cups in the fridge for up to a week.
Freezer: You can freeze these for up to three months, just leave them to thaw at room temperature for a couple of hours before eating.
If you want to mimic the “freshly baked” feeling, pop these cookie cups in the microwave or air-fryer for a couple of minutes and serve with ice cream. The chocolate will be nice and melted in the middle!
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BAKING IN GRAMS
All of the recipes I create are tried and tested a few times until it has been perfected. My goal is to develop recipes that are simple to make and easy to follow so that anyone can make them – even if you’ve never baked before!
One very important thing that will ensure that you get the best results is to measure your ingredients by weight! I recommend purchasing a kitchen scale, they are very affordable and it will honestly change your baking game for good! Not all measuring cups are made equally – for example, a cup of flour to me weighs 120g, but for you, it may be anywhere between 100g and 200g – that’s a BIG difference!
I do provide cup measurements, but for best results, I recommend using the weighted ingredients provided.
If you don’t have a kitchen scale yet, you can use this Ingredient Weight Chart as a guideline to convert the ingredients to help you!
Now – dust your apron off and get baking! X
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Easy Peasy Stuffed Cookie Cups
- Preheat oven to 180°C / 350°F / 160°C and grease a muffin tray with some cooking spray.
- Add flour, almond meal, chia seeds, baking soda and salt to a mixing bowl. Mix with a spatula until combined.
- Add in liquid sweetener and coconut oil and fold until it comes together like a ball of cookie dough. You may have to use your hands.
- Divide the cookie dough into four equal portions, place them into your muffin tray, then remove a small piece from each (you will use this later).
- Use a spoon to create a well in each cookie (see video) then fill each cup with your fillings. Use the cookie dough you removed earlier to cover the top of your cookie cup.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown. Leave to cool for a couple of minutes in the tray and then carefully remove.