QVC host David Venable loves sharing recipes twice a week on his In the Kitchen with David shows, and these Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cups are one of the recipes he shared this year – celebrate Chocolate Chip Day on May 15th with a batch of these!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cups (adapted from David Venable on QVC):
· 6 Tblsp. butter
· 1/3 cup brown sugar
· 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
· 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
· 4 Tblsp. flour
· 1/3 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
· 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Line a 24-cup mini muffin tin with paper liners; set aside for later.
To make the dough – melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the brown sugar, stirring until dissolved. Continue to cook the mixture for 2 minutes, then remove the pan from the heat. Let it cool for 15 minutes, then whisk in the vanilla, confectioners' sugar, and flour until fully combined. Let the mixture cool for another 5 minutes, then mix in the mini chocolate chips until evenly distributed. Refrigerate the dough until you're ready to prepare the cups - if it will be more than 20 minutes, let the dough sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes to soften.
To make the chocolate cups – Fill a medium-size saucepot about 1/3 of the way full with water and bring to a boil. Place 2-2/3 cups of the semisweet chocolate chips into a heatproof bowl (use a double-boiler for this if you have one). Turn the heat off and then place the bowl with the chocolate chips on top of the saucepot. Let sit for 3 to 5 minutes, and then lightly whisk the chocolate chips until fully melted. Carefully remove the bowl from the saucepot (it will likely still be warm to touch), add the remaining chocolate chips, and whisk again until completely melted. Pour 2 tsp. of the melted chocolate into each lined muffin cup and spread the chocolate to completely cover the inside of the liner with a small pastry brush or the underside of the spoon. Refrigerate for 10 minutes until firm.
Scoop 1 Tblsp. of dough into each cup and press it into the chocolate, making sure that the dough is lower in height than the liner. Place the cups in the refrigerator for another 8 minutes. Remove from the fridge and pour the remaining melted chocolate over each cookie dough cup, smoothing the top with a spoon. Refrigerate until firm.
Serving suggestion – before eating, remove them from the refrigerator and let them sit at room temperature for at least 15 minutes.
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