Chocolate chip, white chip and poptart cookie cups

Big night at our house.  Sabres-Rangers.  I am a BUF fan, hubby is a NYR fan.  “Handsome hank” is in net, so it’s all good.  There is also a Springsteen concert from 2001 on and he just performed Land of hope and Dreams.  That song is just incredible,  like a metaphor for life.  It just speaks to me, like so many of his songs do.  Another great thing about Bruce is he says what he thinks.  It doesn’t sit well with some people, but he doesn’t care.  I find it funny “we” complain that celebrities don’t publicly stand for anything.. yet when they say what they believe and “we” don’t like it, “we” say “stick to music, sports, etc”.  Interesting..

Anyways, here is the recipe.  Remember to use a spoon to scoop the flour into your measuring cup to get the right amount.   You can use whatever kind of chips you want, and whatever flavor poptarts.  Toast the poptarts lightly, cool and cut into pieces.  To make buttermilk, combine 1 1/2 cups milk and 1 1/2 tbs lemon juice or white cider vinegar and set aside for 5 minutes

Cookie cups – 1 cup butter (melted), 2 cups sugar, 2 eggs, 2 /3 cup bittersweet chocolate chips (melted), 1 1/2 cups buttermilk, 1 tsp vanilla,  4 cups flour, 4 poptarts, 1 cup chocolate chips, 1 cup white chips.

Combine butter and sugar.  Add chocolate.  Mix in eggs and vanilla.  Stir in dry ingredients.  Fold in poptart and chips.  Chill dough overnight.  When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 and spray muffin cups with Pam.  Scoop 2 tbs dough into each cup and lightly press down.  Bake 350 degrees 10 to 12 minutes.  (Makes sure top is not too doughy).  Let cool.

Hot cocoa frosting – 1/3 cup heavy cream, 2 pkts hot cocoa, 1 stick butter (melted), 3 cups powdered sugar

Heat and stir cream and cocoa over medium heat for about 5 minutes.  Remove from heat.  In separate bowl, combine butter and powdered sugar.  Mix in chocolate mixture.  You may need to add more cream or powdered sugar, depending on the consistency you want.

Vanilla frosting – 1/4 cup butter (melted), 2 cups powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, cream or milk.

Combine.  Add cream 1 tbs at a time to get the desired consistency

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