This post is sponsored by White Lily.
Since I made these peanut butter cookie cups at the request of Curtis last year, I had to make these chocolate chip cookie cups as well. Because when he drew that diagram for me, he also talked about the chocolate chip cookie ones.
I made these a few months back and shared them with friends and they were a HUGE HIT. I'm so excited to share these with you!
Chocolate chip cookie cups with frosting or icing…however you call it. But I had to, just had to add the unicorn frosting bit. What do you think?
Supplies you'll need for this recipe:
- stand mixer
- White Lily flour
- cookie scoop
- muffin pan
- angled spatula
- large piping bag
- small piping bag (at least 2 or 3)
Let's start with the flour. My favorite flour to bake with. I always mix the dry ingredients together first.
Then, I mix both sugars and the butter together.
Then, mix together with vanilla extract and egg.
In two batches, add the flour mixture and mix together.
Don't over mix.
Add the miniature chocolate chips. Since these cups are small, the miniature ones work the best!
Spray your nonstick muffin pan and use your cookie scoop to scoop uniform sized cookies into the muffin pan.
Super easy. You don't have to push the cookies down or anything.
They automatically bake domed in. Perfect for the icing!
Add the butter to your stand mixer and mix.
Add the powdered sugar in batches (don't add it all at once!).
Once you have all of the powdered sugar mixed in…
add the milk in one tablespoon at a time. Then, mix it for 5 to 6 minutes.
Split the frosting up in bowls to mix your colors.
Pretty colors, right?
Set up your piping bags, I put them into cups so I can easily put the frosting in.
Using the angled spatula, add the frosting to the bags.
Add a rubber band to the top and then cut the ends of the bags.
Set up the large piping bag with the tip.
Then, put all of the frosting bags into the large one…I thought I could fit 4 into it but I couldn't! So I just used three colors. 🙂
Get your chocolate chip cookie cups ready to frost.
Frosting them is easy. It just takes some time and you'll get used to the pressure you need to put on the bag to get an even design on the frosting.
These are sooo good! I know you'll love them!
I can't wait to make them again!! I have a couple of friends who mention these every time I see them!
And Curtis loved them too!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups with Unicorn Frosting Recipe
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups
- 1 cup White Lily all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- pinch of ground cinnamon
- 1 Stick, 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 Sticks, 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 pounds powdered sugar, sifted
- 1/4 cup whole milk, maybe a little more
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups
- Prepare a muffin tin by spraying with nonstick baking spray. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Add White Lily flour, salt, baking soda and ground cinnamon to a medium sized mixing bowl. Mix together and set aside.
- Add butter and both sugars to a medium sized mixing bowl. Using an electric hand mixer, cream the butter and sugars together. Add vanilla extract and the egg and continue mixing.
- In two batches, add the flour mixture and combine with a rubber spatula, taking care to not over mix. Scoop cookie dough into the prepared muffin tins using a medium cookie scoop. Bake for 13 to 14 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a couple of cookie cups comes out with crumbs.
- Remove from the oven and place the muffin pan on a cooling rack. Allow to cool at least 10 minutes before removing.
- Add butter to the bowl of a stand mixer and mix together with vanilla extract. Add powdered sugar in batches (being careful to not add too much at a time or you’ll have powdered sugar everywhere). Mix until combined. Add the milk, one tablespoon at a time, then mix for 5 to 6 minutes on medium speed.
- Add frosting to three bowls and split the frosting evenly. Color the frosting accordingly. For the blue, I used one drop of sky blue. For the purple, I used one drop of regal purple and two drops violet. For the pink, I used one drop soft pink and one drop deep pink. Mix with a different angled spatula. Refrigerate the frosting until ready to use.
- If refrigerated, allow the frosting to sit on the counter for at least 20 minutes.
- Add the frosting to piping bags set up in a cup or glass (to make it easier to add as well as less mess). Cut the ends of the piping bags and then add to a prepared 16-inch piping bag that’s fitted with a 1M tip. Push the bags down and pipe onto cooled cookie cups to make the colored swirl you see in my photos.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by White Lily. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting brands that I work with, it allows me to keep doing what I love; sharing on The Little Kitchen.
Lindsay A. says
Ummmmmffffff, YES. These need to get into my belly, stat! The multicolored swirled frosting tutorial was also super useful for me! 😀
Buddy Garrett says
These are sure to be a hit with the children.
stella methvin says
This would be a super big hit for the kiddos. And making it up with frosting colors to go with specific occasions make endless possibilities.
Dusty Sherrod says
Looks delicious. Cute for Easter!
Rebecca P. says
these look like a fun alternative to a cc cookie, i’d make these! the frosting is colorful and cute!
Love that frosting! These look scrumptious!
Carla W. says
Those are adorable!! Thanks for sharing.
Mary Beth Elderton says
How cute! Just change the frosting color and make a great treat for any holiday or season–pastel fo Easter…Red, white, and blue for July…
Susan P. says
I love the idea of putting the 3 colors in one bag to create the unicorn effect.
Madeleine Dewan says
Wonderful pictures. So clear and crisp. Ice cream scoops come in handy for a lot of things.
ellen beck says
I LOVE the frosting on these. I like how colorful they came out. These would be fun to make and fun to eat. I am going to try this!
I love the unicorn frosting! It is so colorful and easy to do!
patricia caradonna says
This recipe looks yummy and so perfect for Easter. I definitely want to bake and serve for the family.
Gina Ferrell says
These are so cute! I’m always looking for fun recipes like this. My daughter would love to make these with her friends. Thanks for sharing!
These would be great for a Easter party! I love the colored frosting!
Amanda Thompson says
I love the swirls! So very pretty!!
Diane Sallans says
that’s a different idea! Combo cookie w/ icing sounds great!
Sally Tews says
Those are Amazing looking cupcakes
Thes cupcakes are sooooooooooooooooo cool….my kids will luv them!
These are perfect for Easter! Despite being unicorn colors, it’s pastel so kinda for Easter. My hubby’s work will enjoy these!
The little girl in me loves this unicorn icing!! Beautiful! These remind me of the cookie cups you used to be able to get from the mall food court. I am sure your cups taste so much better! Yummo!!
Meghan Finley says
I can’t wait to make these. My little girl loves everything unicorn!
Sandy Headtke says
I will be trying the frosting technique, love your colors.
MeMe R says
Now this I absolutely love!! I can do so much with this recipe and I never thought about baking in a cup cake pan. I would eat this before they even cooled lol. The icing would be piped straight into our mouths too!
Karenann S. says
Another amazing recipe! I can’t wait to try these cookie cups! My kids will just love them!
Sandra Beeman says
I can clearly see the treats flying off the plate at home or in any gathering. The frosting is perfect!
Melanie Jones says
Oh my goodness! These are so cute especially for spring and a complement to the Easter dinner
These are so cute! I’ve never been a big fan of cake, so maybe I’ll make these for my birthday this year! 😉
Fun! Could change the frosting up for every holiday too (Dark Green, Light Green, and White) for St. Patrick’s day maybe?
Julie Deily says
Yes you totally can!
Haleigh K. says
Say whaaat?!?!? Gotta try these ASAP! YUM!!!
shannon fowler says
This is so adorable! I love the colors. This would be fun to make this spring.
Amy @ The Nifty Foodie says
Ahh, these cups are such a cute idea! You could make them for any occasion, too.
Nola Surmanek says
That frosting is everything
Kimberly B says
Love the frosting!! Sooo fun!!
Andrea Bates says
These look both, amazing and fun – my daughter would love the frosting, and I’d love the cookie cup part.
I’ve never made chocolate chip cookies as “cups”.
These are great for parties! I used this recipe for a baby shower in January and they went over great!
I love the frosting rosettes. So pretty!
Kim Vij says
the unicorn frosting would be such a big hit with my daughters, can’t wait to surprise them with this!
Megan Copello says
You make this look so easy! I LOVED cookie cups from the mall growing up. I will have to try this, but going in with full knowledge they will not look like yours 😉
Meghan Cooper says
I love the colors for the icing. My kids would enjoy swirling them!
Vivian Enos says
I kind of want to make these in my heart shaped silicone molds!
Sj Dc says
love how tiny they are…would have slathered wayyyyy morre frosting though!!
Samantha Paul says
Hey Julie…! these chocolate chip cookie cups…looks soooo yummy and its easy to make, and i will make this cookie in upcoming weekend. Thanks for sharing and keep shared new ideas….!
Andrew Kardon says
Ooooh. So that’s how you get all the colors mixed like that. So simple yet I never would’ve thought of that. My wife loves decorating with frosting and does all sorts of crazy things with colors. I’ll have to share this with her! Gorgeous photos all around!
These look amazing! How perfect for parties. Pinning to try. 🙂
How did I not see this post til now!?! Unicorn approved 🙂
Tasha @thatssoyummy says
These cookie cups are so easy to make and perfect for partiesz. But you can’t beat how pretty the icing turns out! So adorable!