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18 August 2014

Cookie Cups Recipe

We received some lovey Nigella Lawson Measuring Cups from Red Candy and what better way to test them is there than with a recipe from Nigella's website? These chocolate chip cookies are simply delicious, possibly the best I've ever made.

 We decided to make a batch to transform into cookie cups which can hold a scoop of ice cream perfectly. It is the summer holiday after all so it's a good excuse to indulge and double the treat! 

Cookie Cups

1/2 cup of butter (4oz)
1/2 cup caster sugar (3.5oz)
1/2 cup brown sugar (3.5oz)

1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 egg
1 cup self raising flour (5oz)
3/4 cup  plain flour (3.75oz)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips (4oz)


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degree
  • Mix the sugars together with the butter and vanilla then add in the egg and flours to form a dough
  • Mix in the chocolate chips
  • We then split the dough into 18 equally sized balls and placed them into muffin trays
  • We squished down the centres using the back of a spoon and baked them in the oven for around 15 minutes until golden
  • Once removed from the oven I instantly pushed the centres, which had risen slightly, back down using the spoon and left them to cool
  • We then scooped some ice cream and used the cookies as cups for dessert
  • Scoff!

With a scoop of Ben & Jerry's Karamel Sutra inside mmm

I often find amazing recipes online but I never attempt them. I'm far too impatient and if I see something in cups rather than grams or ounces I don't usually waste time converting the measurements, instead I search for an alternative. These dishwasher safe melamime cups from the Nigella 's Living Kitchen range take the hassle away and allow me to whip up something tasty, quickly. 

They are superb quality yet light weight. They are also easy to stack so they take up little room in my kitchen cupboards, although you could always store them away in the box they arrive in if you wish or leave them on display. The red matches the rest of my kitchen perfectly and they are modern and stylish in appearance.

Each of the four cups state the measurement it holds within it (1 cup, 1/2 cup, 1/3 cup and 1/4 cup) and the handle is ideal for both adults and children to grip with ease. These have been used several times already, by both myself and the Mini Mes, and have made my baking a lot easier.

What flavour cookies are your favourite?

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  1. I am in cookie heaven! These measuring cups sound a great idea. I never know how much of an ingredient to use when they mention cups in a recipe so I am always frantically searching for a weights and measures comparison online.

  2. Mmmm ice cream in a biscuit - sounds divine! Those little red cups look gorgeous too - very chic. Good old Nigella!

  3. These look DANGEROUSLY good!!

  4. They look like such fun to make

  5. What a fun idea - making me hungry now lol, #TriedTested

  6. I have these in cream and adore them, they are so useful! These cookie cups look delicious too, such a good idea xx

  7. Yum! They look so tasty!! What a great idea x

  8. These look delectable and simply delicious. Perfect with a cup of coffee.

  9. These looks amazing! I love cookies so this would be a big hit with me :)

  10. Wow I'm a cookie fanatic so I must try these! #recipeoftheweek

  11. These look amazing, and I love the cups - like you, I often give up on a recipe if it is in cups! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

  12. OMG, that looks sooo yummy. I definitely want to try making them. Oooh, yum yum! #triedtested

  13. OMG these look delicious :-)

  14. sara yarnell20/08/2014, 15:05

    Wow i am definately making these, my little girl will love them with our favourite flavour - triple chocolate. Yummy!
    Thanks for the idea!

  15. My mouth is watering right now!! These look amazing!!

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  17. ok these are just genius! perfect to go with my fave chocolate ice cream

  18. Cookies and ice cream - that's my two favourite things! I need to try this haha.

  19. Wow looks amazing - cookie and ice-cream! It can’t get better than that.

  20. Love the idea of cookies with ice cream in! Lush

  21. Wow. I'm sure the cups are fab but HOW great do the cookie cups look?? Totally trying that one :)
    x x x

  22. what a simple but genius idea

  23. Love the idea of the combination of cookies and ice cream. mmmm!

  24. What fun - we'll definitely be trying these. Thanks so much for linking up with #recipeoftheweek. Sorry I was slow getting over for this one. I've pinned it to my food board and a tweet will go out shortly :)

  25. These look absolutely amazing, thanks for sharing I will be trying these out!

  26. I love these, so versatile! - Jodie Cook


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