I don’t usually buy pre-made cookie dough because I don’t need cookies to be even easier to make and eat. I just don’t. But, I was at the store the other day with Little J and Baby N getting some things for some other posts and a whole package of cookie dough just jumped into my cart. Out of nowhere. And then Little J saw them and there was no going back without a meltdown because it was lunch time and nap time and we were both ready to be done shopping. I’m not sure who would’ve cried harder if I’d put them back, him or me. And sometimes, you just need a cookie. So, I came home and made chocolate chip cookie cups because regular pre-made cookies aren’t something you can blog about. True story. But also because I fooled myself that if I put strawberries on top, it’s a healthy dessert.
STRAWBERRIES & CHOCOLATE CHIP
Serves: 12 cookie cups
Serving size: 1 cup
- - Cookie dough. You can make your own or use a pre-made package. The package I used made 2 dozen cookies when made according to the directions on the package.
- - Fresh strawberries
- - Chocolate syrup
- - White chocolate morsels (optional)
- - Lightly spray a muffin tin with cooking spray (olive oil spray is my go-to choice).
- - Take a ball of cookie dough, approximately 1-inch in diameter, and lightly press it into one of the muffin tin cavities. You want a slight indentation in the middle of the cup but don't smash it flat. I used two of the pre-made cookie dough sections in each cup
- - Bake at 350F for 15-18 minutes, until cookies are golden brown.
- - While the cookies bake, slice up the strawberries. You'll want approximately one strawberry for each cookie cup. You can coat the strawberries with a little sugar if you want a sweeter, more syrupy treat. Let set while the cookies finish baking.
- - Let the cookies cool when they come out of the oven until they are cool enough to handle. Transfer each cookie cup out of the muffin tin.
- - Place a spoonful of sliced strawberries in each cookie cup.
- - Top with a drizzle of chocolate syrup and garnish with white chocolate morsels, if desired.
I love that these are single serving. I can give my boys one and there are no arguments about “his cookie is bigger than mine!” They each get one and when it’s gone, it’s gone. I love that these can be a great informal after-school snack or dress them up and serve them at a party or formal event. It’s all in the presentation. These are 200 calories (or 210 with the white chocolate garnish), which makes them a nice splurge treat and gives me a little extra incentive to make sure I get my workout in, which is a good thing. They are super simple to make and you could make a lot of them without heavy, back-breaking work or man hours, making them totally doable for large events. Now I’m dying to try some with macadamia nuts, white chocolate chunks and a little coconut…