Friday, February 8, 2013

Fudgy Oatmeal Cookie Cups

Today I am sharing the recipe for one of my favorite Signature Sweet Treats!!! People LOVE these Fudgy Oatmeal  Cookie Cups! Originally a fudgy "bar" recipe that I later baked in mini muffin tins for individual bite sized goodness!

How cute are they!?



Fudgy Oatmeal Cookie Cups

Ingredients for the cookie layer: 
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract

Ingredients for the Fudge: 
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees (temp should be set to 325 degrees if using darker pans). Lightly spray 2-24 count mini muffin pans with non-stick spray (this recipe makes at least 48 cookie cups but plan on a few more than that).

In a large bowl, beat together 1 cup butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Mix in eggs and 1 tablespoon vanilla. In another bowl, combine oats, flour, baking soda, and 1 teaspoon salt; stir into butter mixture. Stir in 1 cup of mini chocolate chips. Set aside.

In a medium saucepan, heat sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, 3 tablespoons butter, and 1/2 teaspoon salt over low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 tablespoon vanilla.

Using a small cookie scoop place cookie dough into muffin tins filling the cup 1/2 way to the top. Spread 1 tsp of the chocolate mixture evenly over the top of each cup, and dot each cup with the remaining oat mixture.

Bake for 10 minutes in preheated oven. Let cool completely, then remove from pans.
Removing them from the pans can be tricky, just wait for them to cool and use a knife to ease up the edges and then twist them out. You can use muffin liners if you want too, but I prefer to ease them out of the pans so people can see the wonderful marbled look of the cookie cups!

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Photo by Blake Gardner Photography

44 comments:

  1. Just saw someone pin you fudgy oatmeal cups and thought I'd follow the link back and check out the recipe! They look so delicious :)

    I'd love for you to link up a few recipes at my weekend link party @The Weekend re-Treat

    Hope to see you there!

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  2. Hello Shauna! I would love that!! I will link in sometime in the next few weeks!!! THANK YOU!

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  3. Oh yes this is on my list this week to try !! Yum

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  4. Oh yes this is on my list this week to try !! Yum

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    1. Donna! People LOVE these!!! They are SO SO GOOD!! Let me know how they turn out! :)

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  5. How could this be adapted to use Nutella in place of the chocolate chips? An even swap?

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    2. Great question!!! Yes, What I would do is: Use 3/4 cup of Nutella and just mix it with the condensed milk...since none of them are solids you do not need to heat this up. Works the same as my oatmeal dream cups! See the recipe here. http://bakingwithmelissa.blogspot.com/2013/03/peanut-butter-oatmeal-dream-cups.html

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    3. Why don't I read the comments before I try a recipe? LOL. I just made these yummy cookie cups and didn't have enough chocolate chips. So I substituted nutella AND heated it up. They turned out fine, anyway! Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

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    4. Shahin! Thanks for letting me know that you love these! And yes, Nutella is such a great match for these amazing oatmeal cups! :)

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    1. @laila-amy-111 Thanks!!! Did you make them???

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  7. How many does this recipe make? 24?

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    1. @Vanessa, thanks for stopping by! It makes 48 cookie cups! I could have been more clear on that...I just mentioned spraying 2-24 count pans, but I will edit this to make it more clear! THANK YOU!

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  8. I made these last night and the recipe made over 70 cups!! Not that anyone in my household is complaining. :) The only modification I made was to use teaspoons of vanilla instead of tablespoons.

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    1. Yes! This recipe makes A LOT of them! :) It just depends on how much dough you put into the cups! Hope you guys liked them! These are a "go to" recipe for me!

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  9. I made these to send to a friend who lives out of town... Unfortunately she only received half of the recipe because I kept the rest for myself! :) These were one of the most delicious things that I have ever baked. They remind me a little of the oatmeal chocolate chip cookies from Potbelly. Thank you for the recipe!

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    1. Oh my goodness! I LOVE THIS!!! Thank you for sharing this story!! I think I would have done the exact same thing. Okay, okay, I confess...I HAVE done the same thing. :) Thanks again!

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  10. Can you make these with regular old fashioned oats? It's all I have on hand, and I really want to try them!! :)

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    1. Hello Rachel, I think that would work just fine!!! I have used both! Let me know how they turn out! :)

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  11. I'm making these for a Bible study tomorrow night. The theme for food is something "mini" and I came across these. They look so good!

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    1. Hello Ashley!! I love everything baked in mini muffin pans! And these sweet treats will definitely WOW everyone at your bible study! Let me know how they turn out!!! ENJOY!!!

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  12. I found your recipe on Pinterest and made it for my coworkers. I've posted it on my blog but directed everyone back to you, and I used my own photo. Thanks for a great recipe. :)http://whatsinlaurenstummy.blogspot.com/2013/05/cookie-monday-fudgy-oatmeal-cups.html

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    1. Thanks Lauren!! I am so glad you liked these and wanted to share with your bloggers as well!!! Thanks for letting me know! :)

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  13. can you make these in paper muffin tin liners to make the removal from the pan as well as clean up much easier?

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    1. Hello Tamar! I don't see why not. :) I think they look prettier without the liners, but I am sure it will make the removal process easier! :)

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  14. ok, ive read and re read this recipe a few times. im missing where the remaining oat mixtures comes from. your recipe states
    "In another bowl, combine oats, flour, baking soda, and 1 teaspoon salt; stir into butter mixture. Stir in 1 cup of mini chocolate chips. Set aside."
    i am not seeing any indication of how much of the oat mixture to reserve for dotting the top before baking. i really want to make these for a camping trip this weekend. please help!

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    1. Hello Melissa! :) Great question! Basically, all you need to do is fill each mini muffin tin half way with dough, put the chocolate fudge filling on top and there will be plenty of dough left over that you can place on top. There isn't an exact amount, but you will have more than enough left over. What a PERFECT treat for a camping trip!!!

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    2. thanks for getting back to me! that makes sense. i think i was making it harder in my head then it is. making these today. cant wait to eat one!

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    3. :) excited to hear how much you LOVE them!!!! Take a photo and post it on my facebook page! www.facebook.com/bakingwithmelissa

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  15. I made these for my family tonight and my son declared the dough heaven! (Yes we eat cookie dough...). They were a big hit as written. Thanks for an awesome new favorite recipe!

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    1. Ann! Thanks for letting me know! I am so glad you enjoyed one of my absolute FAVORITE "go to" recipes!!! Have a great holiday!

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  16. Can you make these in regular muffin pans? If so what baking time?

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    1. Hello Emily! Great question! You can definitely make them in larger muffin pans....HOWEVER....they will be huge (and they may be too sweet for one serving)! If you bake them in regular size muffin pans, I would bake them for 12 minutes and then start checking them from there! That being said, I also have a recipe to make them in a bar form which may be a better bet if you don't have a mini muffin pan! Check it out here:
      http://bakingwithmelissa.blogspot.com/2012/01/fudgy-oatmeal-bars.html

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  17. What would you recommend as a substitute for sweetened condensed milk...or would that change the whole recipe?

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    1. Sima, I don't have any recommendations for this really...! I can tell you that the cookie part of it without the fudge tastes REALLY great! Maybe just make it without the fudge? Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  18. Making these with my little boys right now! So far, so good....I will let you know how the first bite is! Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Heather!!! Hope they were a HIT! :)

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  19. Fudge in the middle of an oatmeal cookie? Brilliant! Simply brilliant! Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

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  20. Made these today, snapped some pics, put them on my blog with a link back to your recipe! Thanks for sharing:) Http://nellieandphoebs.blogspot.com

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    1. Christy Squyres!! Thank you so much! This is lovely! You DEFINITELY had a lot of chocolate left over! I must be eating a lot more of mine than I realized! Haha! :)

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  21. Have made these twice to take to party and received rave reviews from all. I made again yesterday for a luncheon that was canceled due to weather. So my question to you is have you ever tried to freeze these and serve later?

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    1. Great question! YES! I freeze these all of the time. Make sure they are in a tightly sealed zip-block bag and you can freeze these for several months! They will taste just as they did when you put them in the freezer IF you make sure no air touches them! :) When you are ready pull them out of the freezer and let them defrost on the counter! :) Enjoy!

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