August 31, 2011

Baby Blue Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Cups

Baby Blue Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Cups | A Baby Shower for Maria

Shhh…. It’s a surprise baby shower! These cute baby blue cookie “cupcakes” are in honor of my sweet blogging friend Maria. Maria blogs at Two Peas and Their Pod and they’re about to add a cute little baby pea to their pod! Maria loves cookies and has over 100 original cookie recipes on her blog. I knew I had to honor Maria with these Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Cups for her virtual baby shower today!

New York City Winter 2011

This is me and Maria in snowy New York earlier this year. We went on the hunt for the best chocolate chip cookie in NYC. You can’t tell yet, but little Baby Pea is in this photo too.

Baby Blue Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Cups | A Baby Shower for Maria

August has been such a fun whirlwind. It seems like I’ve been all over the place with Jenny this month. Whenever I’m in California I always try to stay an extra night or two so we can run around OC together. And I always love being as close to the Picky Palate kitchen as I can get! I’m actually moving in. I just haven’t told Jenny yet. I spent so much time there in August we decided to prepare our cookies for Maria’s shower together. It was so much fun bouncing around ideas, snapping tons of photos, and baking in our PJs.  I loved collaborating on this fun surprise for our sweet friend!

Baby Blue Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Cups | A Baby Shower for Maria

Jenny came up with a great chocolate chip oatmeal cookie dough that can be made as cookies (like for Jenny’s Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Sandwich) or in a regular sized muffin tin as cookie cupcakes. I am seriously in love with these cookie cups! These are so incredibly chewy and delicious. Plus they’re tiny. Bite-sized. Perfectly pop-able for a party. Definitely not as messy as a regular cupcake. And the Baby Blue Buttercream frosting? Perfection. I might even prefer these cookie cups to a regular cupcake. Gasp! How fun would it be to open a cookie cupcake bakery and make all different flavor combinations of cookies and frostings? If someone does this, let me know. I’ll move to your town immediately.

Baby Blue Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Cups | A Baby Shower for Maria

Okay, I can’t wait any longer, let’s get started on these cups! Start by creaming 2 sticks of softened butter with 3/4 cup of white sugar and 3/4 cup brown sugar.

Baby Blue Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Cups | A Baby Shower for Maria

Add two eggs and one whole tablespoon of vanilla extract and mix until well combined. Add the dry ingredients – flour, oats, baking soda and salt — and slowly mix until just combined.

Baby Blue Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Cups | A Baby Shower for Maria

Stir in the chocolate chips and you’ll have one fabulous chocolate chip oatmeal cookie dough recipe! Scoop about 2 tablespoons of the dough into regular sized muffin tins (unlined, but spray well with cooking spray) and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Your cookies will likely still be gooey in the center, but once they cool they’ll be perfect. As soon as they come out of the oven take a sharp knife and run it around the edge of the cups so they’ll pop out easily once they cool. You may also want to take a spoon and press down the center of the cookies so you’ll have the perfect little spot for the Baby Blue Buttercream Frosting. Sorry I didn’t get a picture of these steps. I was too busy salivating.

Baby Blue Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Cups | A Baby Shower for Maria

Speaking of the buttercream… Just a few simple ingredients here. Butter, powdered sugar, milk and vanilla are all it takes. Oh, and a little blue food coloring of course!

Baby Blue Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Cups | A Baby Shower for Maria

Once the cookies are cooled, just scoop the frosting into a ziploc bag, snip off the end and pipe onto the cookie cups. Oh my gosh, have I mentioned how much I love these things??

Baby Blue Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Cups | A Baby Shower for Maria

Perfectly chewy, gooey, and chocolaty on the inside. Glorious.

Baby Blue Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Cups | A Baby Shower for Maria

Baby Blue Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Cups

2 sticks butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Baby Blue Buttercream Frosting

2 sticks butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk or heavy cream
1 drop blue food coloring

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously spray a regular sized muffin tin with cooking spray.

2. Cream butter and sugars in a stand or electric mixer until well combined. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until well combined.

3. Place flour, oats, baking soda and salt into a large bowl. Stir to combine. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Scoop about 2 tablespoons of the dough into the muffin tins and gently press down before baking. Bake for 15 minutes, until edges start to turn golden brown. The cookies will likely still be gooey in the center. As soon as they come out of the oven, run a sharp knife around the edge of the cups so they’ll pop out easily once they cool. You may also want to press down the center a little more with a spoon to create a spot for the frosting. Allow to cool completely before frosting.

4. To prepare the frosting: Place softened butter into stand or electric mixer and beat until smooth. Slowly add powdered sugar until thick and creamy. Add vanilla and milk until smooth and creamy. You can add more powdered sugar for a thicker frosting if desired. Mix in a drop of blue food coloring to desired color. Scoop the frosting into a ziploc bag, snip off the end and pipe onto the cookie cups. Enjoy!!

Makes 24 cookie cups.

You’re invited! Here’s a round-up of all the other bloggers participating in the virtual baby shower for Maria. Take a peek at all the delicious treats and fun crafts they’re bringing! You can also follow the hashtag #twopeasbabyshower for all the Twitter chatter and fun.

Drinks

Simple Bites – Lemon Balm infused Lemonade
Ingredients, Inc. – Healthy Fruit Punch
Food for My Family – Lemongrass Soda
Heather’s Dish – Mixed Fruit Punch
Georgia Pellegrini – Watermelon Agua Fresca
She Wears Many Hats – Mini Pistachio Smoothies

 

Appetizers/Savory Bites

With Style and Grace – Truffle Popcorn
Family Fresh Cooking – Baby Peas & Cheese Frittata
Barbara Bakes – Creamy Orange Fruit Dip and Fruit
Aggie’s Kitchen – Pasta Salad with Balsamic Basil Vinaigrette
Reluctant Entertainer – Nutella Berry Bruschetta

 

Dessert

Dorie Greenspan – French Lemon Cream Tart
TidyMom – Blue and Chocolate Cake Balls
i am baker – Baby Pea Baby Shower Cake
Brown Eyed Baker – Pavlova
Picky Palate – Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Sandwich
What’s Gaby Cooking – Coconut Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing
Cookin’ Canuck – Nutella & Cream Cheese Swirled Blondies
Kevin and Amanda – Baby Blue Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Cups
Sweetopia – Decorated Sugar Cookies
Mountain Mama Cooks – Lavender Shortbread Cookies
Sweetapolita – Little Pea Sugar Cookie Pops
Bake at 350 – Petit Fours with fondant pea pods
RecipeGirl – Baby Button Cookies
RecipeBoy – Mud Cups with Gummy Worms
Add a Pinch – Blackberry Tartlets
Vintage Mixer – Mint Chocolate Pudding Shots
Dine and Dish – Oven Baked Cinnamon Apples

 

Crafts

Wenderly – Handmade Sweet Pea Cards
Our Best Bites – How To: Make a Diaper Cake Centerpiece

 

Thank you so, so much to our hosts Marla {Family Fresh Cooking} and Lisa {With Style and Grace} for putting this together. I am so honored and thrilled to participate.

Congratulations Maria and Josh!!



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48 Comments






1
Kathryn August 31, 2011 at 5:09 am

A wonderful addition to the party! This is such a lovely idea; all the best to Maria and Josh!

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Amy | She Wears Many Hats August 31, 2011 at 5:13 am

These are so cute! And tasty looking too.

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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga August 31, 2011 at 5:22 am

I was on Jenny’s blog and saw her creations..and also the Instagram feeds.

Lovely recipe! They look sooooo good! And adorable :)

And congrats to Maria & Josh!

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Amanda August 31, 2011 at 5:26 am

What a lovely and perfectly adorable treat!! You are so talented Amanda!

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Leah August 31, 2011 at 5:44 am

These look adorable! I’ve added them to a board at Pinterest because your photography really inspires me, and of course I love cupcakes too!

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Robyn | Add a Pinch August 31, 2011 at 6:00 am

Too cute!!! I know they taste amazing, too!

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Krystle August 31, 2011 at 7:15 am

Those look sooooo delish! I may just have to make a batch!

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TidyMom August 31, 2011 at 7:52 am

Oh I love this idea Amanda!! cupcake cookies!!
thanks for sharing!

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Wenderly August 31, 2011 at 8:01 am

So sweet! They just scream little baby boy!

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Grammy@gram-cracker.com/blog August 31, 2011 at 8:06 am

A cookie/cupcake love child! Brilliant!!

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Angie August 31, 2011 at 8:09 am

Oh. My. Word. These look glorious! Thanks for sharing, I know what I’m making for our Labor Day party. :)

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Tara @ The Butter Dish August 31, 2011 at 8:16 am

Super cute and colorful twist to the chocolate chip – frosted cookie. The boys would have a ton of fun nibbling on these.

Oh and Amanda, about the moving in with Jenny – I think Kevin may need to know as well….just a suggestion. ☺

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The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh August 31, 2011 at 8:17 am

What a super cool idea! Amazing the wonderful things the blogging community will do for one another!

Do I even NEED to say I love these things without ever having tasted them?

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Mary August 31, 2011 at 8:24 am

These are so cute! Love the blue {and of course the sprinkles!} Stop by and link up if you have time.
Mary

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Jenny Flake August 31, 2011 at 8:36 am

Love our cookie post!! It was such a “treat” to spend practically all of August together! I look forward to the next time!! xoxox

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toni August 31, 2011 at 8:47 am

i must go make these right now!! they look delicious!!

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CAROL STEBNER August 31, 2011 at 8:48 am

These sound soooo good, Amanda, but I’m thinking I might try them in a mini-muffin pan. Has anyone tried that?
:) CAS

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Diane August 31, 2011 at 8:51 am

Oh, they look absolutely scrumptious!!! Mini muffin pan might just be the ticket!!

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Aggie August 31, 2011 at 9:01 am

Ok these posts just keep getting better and better. Amanda, these look AMAZING!!! I love it.

Congrats Maria and Josh :)

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Maria August 31, 2011 at 9:16 am

Thanks so much Amanada! The cookies are perfect! You know me too well. I love the blue frosting on top too! Super cute! Thanks for celebrating our little pea. Please promise you will come visit SLC so you can meet our little pea and we can do our food tour:) Love you girl!

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Barbara @ Barbara Bakes August 31, 2011 at 9:25 am

I love cookie cups. Great idea to add the baby blue frosting for the shower.

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Kristen August 31, 2011 at 9:30 am

As always, stunning photos and a lovely treat for our friend!

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rani August 31, 2011 at 10:00 am

Wonderful post with all the links too! Thanks and happy baby shower for your friend!

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Cookin' Canuck August 31, 2011 at 10:22 am

What a great idea to make these in muffin tins. They are the perfect little bite-sized treats for a baby shower.

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Smitha August 31, 2011 at 10:44 am

Would you change the baking times at all if you were to make these in mini muffin tins?

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Amanda August 31, 2011 at 10:52 am

I would not make these in a mini muffin tin. Even though they are made in a regular sized muffin tin, when they are baked they turn out about the size of a mini muffin. Enjoy!

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Lisa {With Style and Grace} August 31, 2011 at 10:50 am

You sure know Maria well, she’s the cookie queen! Thank you so much for making these delicious treats for her virtual baby shower, they’re perfect!

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Sarah Jordan August 31, 2011 at 10:57 am

Love them! Yummy!

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Heidi / foodiecrush August 31, 2011 at 11:02 am

Baby blue, chocolate chip love for the little man, Maria and Josh. She’s going to go ga-ga for this one. Gorg post!

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AmyRuth August 31, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Adorable! What a treat to share.

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Sandy @ RE August 31, 2011 at 6:28 pm

Love the cookies, love Maria, and love you! Hope I get to see you soon, friend! xo

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aida mollenkamp August 31, 2011 at 7:31 pm

What a cute idea, Amanda!

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Marian (Sweetopia) August 31, 2011 at 10:53 pm

Amanda (and Jenny), your desserts look positively scrumptious! Mmm… Really wishing this wasn’t virtual right now. ;-)
Your photographs are so amazing, it feels like i could just pick one of those adorable cupcakes up!

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Marla August 31, 2011 at 11:02 pm

Yay!! Finally I can get on your blog girl. Been trying all day. Love these little cookie cups. A perfect way to celebrate Maria, Josh and the baby pea :) Thanks so much for joining in on the fun :)

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Jennifer August 31, 2011 at 11:40 pm

Best frosting colour ever! :)

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toni September 1, 2011 at 8:19 am

made these last night! they are delicious!!! brought them in to work to share and there is only 1 left!!

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Pinky September 1, 2011 at 9:18 am

COOKIE CUPCAKES, genius!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am SURE I would like these better than regular cupcakes! I am going to try these! Thanks so much! XO, Pinky

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Rosie @ Sweetapolita September 1, 2011 at 9:58 am

These look so yummy, Amanda! I love the frosting colour, and that they are cookie cups. So cute and perfect for the shower!

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bridget {bake at 350} September 1, 2011 at 11:00 am

A. I love that you and Jenny made these together…how fun is that!??!
B. Um, these are flat-out ADORABLE!!!

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Rachel September 1, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Wow, those look so good! What a great idea. It’s also a cute and fun idea to have a virtual baby shower. How cool!

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Georgia Pellegrini September 1, 2011 at 6:33 pm

I love these, it looks so tasty that buttercream. And I also love that picture of you and Maria all bundled up!

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Koko @ KokoLikes September 2, 2011 at 12:10 am

Wow wow wow cant wait to make these for a party!!

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Roberta September 4, 2011 at 4:10 am

Your food photography is fantastic!

Great blog!

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Kem Jackson September 5, 2011 at 9:37 am

Amanda, these look great! Can’t wait to try them! So proud of you and your creative ways!!! Love to see you sometime!!!

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Christa September 5, 2011 at 6:30 pm

delicious and such cute little treats! Just found your blog from Picky Palate. I love everything about it! :)
happy baking to you amanda!
-mini baker

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mike September 20, 2011 at 12:08 pm

You should add a desert tag to this article, I had a tough time finding this and had to google “site:kevinandamanda.com cups”

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melinda November 14, 2011 at 10:53 am

so cute! can I use liners for the muffin tin instead of cooking spray? so many cute designs.
Thanks for sharing

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Michelle October 8, 2014 at 10:25 am

So happy I came across these! I am going to make them for a friends baby shower this week. Have you made these with mini muffin tins?

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