Nov 302015
 
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Baking cookies and other treats has long been one of my favorite holiday activities.  My Gram always turned it into a real occasion, filling her kitchen with dozens of different bars, squares, cookies, drops, brownies, and fudge.  She would put a few of each sweet on a platter or in a box and deliver them to friends and family all over town.

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups recipe to share during the holidays

While my Gram personally delivered most of her treats, some of them were done as an anonymous drop off.  It’s a fun and easy way to add a little joy to someone’s day and it’s also a great way to teach kids the spirit of giving.

Baking assistance from my little helper!

Bubbles and I recently spent a (very rainy!) morning baking up a few treats to share with our neighbors.   I wanted to focus more on the fun and delivery and less on the kitchen mess, so we used Betty Crocker cookie mix pouches I picked up at Dollar General as the base for this easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups recipe.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups Recipe

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups
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Serves: 2 dozen cookies
 
Ingredients
  • 1 pouch Betty Crocker Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 48 chocolate candies, unwrapped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix together the chocolate chip cookie mix, butter and egg per the instructions on the package.
  3. Press cookie dough into mini muffin cups. Use your thumb or a spoon to leave a small indentation in the middle of the cup.
  4. Bake 9-11 minutes until edges turn golden brown.
  5. Place one chocolate in the center of the cookie cup; press down. Top with a second chocolate.
  6. Let cookie cups cool until the chocolates are once again firm to the touch.
  7. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container for a week or two!

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups filled with Hershey's Kisses

I found this cute holiday tin while shopping over the weekend and I thought it would be perfect to package up our treats.  After I printed out some of the cute free printable cookie gift tags to finish off our gifts, I recruited Bubbles to join me in spreading some cheer around our neighborhood.

Bubbles helped me to #SpreadCheer through our neighborhood!

We decided to “ring and run” – without the ringing part.  We left the treats on the front step of some of the houses on our street, as well as on the street where my in-laws live.  It was a really fun way to spend the afternoon.

Free printable gift tags to pair with your cookies for when you #SpreadCheer

I would love for you to all have the chance to spread cheer this holiday season, too! So I’m giving away $20 via PayPal so you can purchase supplies to do your baking and leave your gift baskets. Giveaway closed.

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups recipe

To whom will you spread cheer this year?

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About Liza

Liza is a mom (5-year-old daughter, 20-year-old stepson, and 24-year-old stepdaughter) and wife living in Louisville. She loves spending time with her family, visiting the local zoo and parks, as well as planning travel adventures. Cooking and baking, DIY projects and crafts, and coffee - lots and lots of coffee - round out some of her other hobbies.

  17 Responses to “Spread Cheer with Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups Recipe”

  1. I will spread cheer to my Mom this season. She has many health problems so she could use some.

  2. I will #SpreadCheer to my friends and neighbors this year

  3. I will #SpreadCheer to my neighbors.

  4. I’m going to spread cheer to my nephew…if he’s good this year…just kidding.

  5. i will #spreadcheer to my self thinking about my dd that just passed away in january i will spread cheer thinking of him and him being with me in spirit to spread cheer to my family #spreadcheer love peace and joy everyone

  6. I will spread the cheer to my neighbor by baking him Christmas cookies.

  7. The chocolate chip reindeer are super cute. My kids would love making those.

  8. I’m going to spread cheer to My mom who is always giving back.

  9. I would spread cheer to my Dad who is always there for me.

  10. i would spread cheer with my son’s teachers

  11. I would spread cheer by making goodies for my neighbors and work mates.

  12. I will #spreadcheer to my local police and fire stations.

  13. I spread cheer to my co-workers.

    Here is the link to my share–https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=571617646329044&set=a.204164169741062.1073741826.100004424406193&type=3&theater

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

  14. I would #spreadcheer to my neighbors, co workers, friends and family this year!!

  15. I spread cheer to my landlord who had a rough year.

  16. I will be spreading cheer to our neighbors, an elderly couple right next door.

  17. I will be spreading cheer to my neighbor!

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