Writing a blog post while watching the Oscars Red Carpet is really distracting and pretty counterproductive. I’m staring at unbelievable fashion with these gorgeous celebrities and I doubt they ate anything all day, let alone any dessert.
If we played the Oscars Red Carpet game right now: “oh hello! who are you wearing?” my response would be, “hi! I’m wearing Victoria’s Secret. They have pretty comfy yoga pants.” Haha, truth.
Okay, so these cookie cups stirred up a flurry of conversation on my Facebook page when I posted a pic after I made them last month. Just a FYI to everyone reading this now – I get a LOT of the same questions on my Facebook page whenever I post pics of what I’m making. The questions are always, “recipe?” Well, hopefully this will clear everything up: I make everything 1 – 1.5 months in advance for my blog. So whatever you see that I’m currently making, likely won’t appear on the blog for another 3-4 weeks. Yes, I work that far in advance. Also, more questions answered on my recently revamped FAQ page :)
What’s funny is, I made these the week I was doing a clean diet. I could only have a very selective amount of food that week and Nutella lava cookies were definitely not in that diet. I did cheat for you all though and had a bite of them just to make sure they were as great tasting as they looked ;)
I loved these cookie cups. They’re much more fun to eat than regular cookies and I loved the oozing Nutella that was sitting in the middle. You’ll love these – now how many of you are going to make them today?
Nutella Lava Cookie Cups
Yield: 10 cookie cups | Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes | Source: Kevin & Amanda
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tbsp. vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup Nutella, melted/softened
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a standard size muffin pan with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a large bowl, add flours, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to combine. Set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars for 2 minutes until light and fluffy. Then add in the egg and vanilla extract and beat for 2 more minutes.
- Slowly add in the flour mixture and mix until all combined and well-incorporated.
- Using a spatula, fold in the chocolate chips.
- Place Nutella in a microwave-safe bowl and warm up the Nutella in 30 second intervals in the microwave until you achieve a smooth and runny consistency that is easy to spoon out.
- Using a medium cookie dough scoop, scoop out 1.5 – 2 tbsp. of cookie dough, flatten it to the bottom of the muffin tin. Repeat with the dough until all 10 of the muffin tin bottoms are lined with cookie dough.
- Take a tbsp. of the warmed up Nutella and place in the middle of the dough that’s in the muffin tin. Then, take the remaining cookie dough and cover the Nutella layer. You don’t have to push it down hard, it’ll make the Nutella ooze. Just a gentle tap will do.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the edges are brown. Immediately run a paring knife around the cookie cups when they come out of the oven so you can loosen them for easy removal later.
- Cool completely before removing them and eating :)
- Top with vanilla ice cream for a sinfully delicious treat!