This creation was thought up after my Grandma watched the Pillsbury bake off winner win a million dollars for a “cookie cup”. I didn’t watch the show, but was introduced to the cookie cups when my Grandma brought over a tray of chocolate ice cream filled peanut butter cookie cups. That is one of those ideas that I’m like “why didn’t I think of that?!” I think my Grams was in the creative mood because I stopped by her house the next day and she had another dessert concoction sitting in her fridge, this time it was some sort of an oatmeal chocolate bar.
I then thought…..
How delicious would it be to combine both desserts? It would be like a cookie/bar/ice cream dessert.
Oh gosh, just when I’m trying to start eating healthy.
Well here they are: Peanut Butter Bar Ice Cream Cups
Ingredients: Peanut Butter Cookie dough (you can make your own or even try a different flavor. I used refrigerated Pillsbury cookie dough), quick cooking oats, brown sugar, chocolate chips and your choice of ice cream and toppings.
1 roll of cookie dough fills about 8 or so large muffin cups or 24 small ones.
It’s easiest to cut the cookie dough in equal pieces, than roll each piece in a ball and flatten in your hand. Then you form a cup in your preferred size of muffin tin.
As you can see… they don’t have to be pretty.
I then made a mixture of brown sugar and oats. No need to measure here. I’d say maybe 1 cup of each?
You then fill up the cups with a little of the oat mixture. I filled maybe 1/4 of the cup up, but next time I think I would fill it up 1/2 way.
Then comes the chocolate chips. You could even use white chocolate chips or I guess, whatever you want! Be creative like Grams :)
OK now is baking time. I suggest baking the cookie cups at a temperature lower than what the package says. This will make sure the cookie is baked throughout rather than a crispy shell. Bake until they look and feel done. They might be a little puffy, but you can take a spoon and flatten the sides down so it looks like a cup again.
Let them sit for awhile and then take them out, or you might have a dozen leaky cookie cups on your hands.
The minis would be adorable for a dinner party. Make a few different kinds: sugar, chocolate chip and peanut butter all with different ice cream flavors. Harden in the freezer before serving, so it doesn’t become a sloppy mess! Include the three different minis on the same plate and it would look gorgeous!
Make sure your cookie cup has completely cooled… and you know the rest.
Ah, look at you beautiful thing. It’s a love/hate relationship.. you can’t live with ‘em but you can’t live without ‘em.