*Guest post – Mint Aero Cookie Cups Recipe – Love Em
I am a massive fan of mint chocolate, more specifically, Aero Mint Chocolate. I also really enjoy baking, so I thought I’d combine the two into something delicious! Today, I’m going to be baking mint Aero cookie cups! They are delicious, easy to bake and fun to serve. You don’t need to be a professional baker to make these tasty treats!
Before we get started, I’ve done a lot of experimenting with this recipe to find what works the best. I’ve had a few issues getting the cookie cup to be the perfect shape, but think I’ve finally cracked it! I also decided to only use caster sugar for the recipe. I didn’t have brown sugar in my cupboard and felt that most people wouldn’t either.
This recipe is 100% customisable. I used mint chocolate in the cookie mix, but you can use chocolate chips if you don’t like mint! For my chocolate chips, I had an aero easter egg left over. The egg came with 2 bars of aero mint chocolate, which I used to top the cookie cups. The egg itself was also mint chocolate rather than milk. I liked how the mint flavouring had infused into the cookie, which is why I decided to use mint in the cookie mix. If you don’t have mint chocolate chips, you could use regular chocolate chips and add mint flavoured extract to the dough.
For The Cookie Cups, You Will Need:
· 1 cup of room temperature butter
· 1 1/2 cup of caster sugar
· 2 1/4 cups of self-raising flour
· 2 free-range eggs
· a splash on vanilla extract (or mint if you don’t have mint chips)
· a pinch of salt
· 10 ounces of chocolate chips, preferably mint
For The Decoration, You Will Need:
· Mint or Vanilla flavoured ice-cream
· Mint Aero bars (I used 2)
How To Make The Cookie Cups
1) Preheat the oven to 180C before you begin making your cookie dough
2) In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Your mix should be light and fluffy, best achieved with an electric whisk
3) Crack one egg into the mixture, and beat in. Add the other egg and vanilla extract and combine well. Add in the mint extract if needed
4) Sift in half of the self-raising flour and whisk until combined. Add the second half and continue whisking until most of the flour is mixed in
5) Pour in your chocolate chips and mix them into the dough. Everything should be well combined with no flour or sugar showing
6) Line a muffin or deep cupcake tin with parchment paper. You need to make sure the tins are well greased otherwise it will be tough to get the cups out
7) Spoon the cookie mixture into each tin. You can make around 12 decent sized cookies cups. The tins may look quite full, but that’s okay. The middle of the cookie mixture will sink in the oven, leaving the cup shape
8) Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Remember, the cookie cups will crisp up once you take it out the over, so you don’t want to overbake it!
9) Allow the cookie cups to cool completely before adding any decorations
10) Melt one bar of mint Aero chocolate in the microwave. It’ll become a strange brown colour once mixed. Line the inside of the cookie cup with the chocolate and leave in the fridge to harden
11) Take out for around 20 minutes before serving, so the cookie softens a bit. Add a scoop of mint or vanilla ice cream to the cookie cup
12) Grate some of the other mint Aero bar over the ice-cream and stick Aero chucks in before tucking into this tasty treat!
This cookie cup recipe is easy to make and is really delicious. I loved how my cookie cups turned out! If you don’t like mint chocolate, you can customise this dessert however you like! It tastes really nice with a chocolate mousse in the centre instead of ice-cream. You can also top the cookie cup with whipped cream! There are so many ways you can change up this recipe! What tasty filling would you put in the middle of your cookie cups? Let me know if you try the cookie cups as I’d love to see your creations!
About The Guest Writer!
Em is a UK blogger focusing on blogging, business & sustainability on her blog “Love, Em”. With 4 years of experience in the blogging world, she is keen to share her knowledge. Emily is passionate about helping others, and since leaving college, has decided to put her passions in writing. You can find her over on social media!
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