Happy December to all you ‘howliday’ cooks out there. For this last of 2020 for “In Purrsuit of Flavours” edition, we’re once again joining our hosts, those Wild Weim boys over at Easy Rider as well as the great chef cats over at Canadian Cats. This month’s theme is “colourful cuisine.” While our colors may be various shades of brown/tan, once you’ve had one, you will be colorful. Guarantee if you leave one for Santa on Christmas Eve, no doubt he’ll treat you nicely. So let’s get to cooking!
Chocolate Chip Cookies Shots
My son and I recently made these babies and while they’re kind of labour intensive, they are relatively easy to put together once you have the mold. First step…use the form but for heaven’s sake don’t use the cookie dough recipe included with Wilton’s form. It was disgusting so we tossed the first batch (even squirrels wouldn’t eat them) and went on a Pinterest search. There are a plethora of recipes on Pinterest so I narrowed the search to only ones highly rated. Our biggest dilemma was deciding on which flavor to fill the shots but ultimately settled on Irish Cream (they can also be made alcohol-free for designated drivers or under-aged peeps). In a subsequent “quality control moment” we tried Kahlúa and while it was tasty as well, the Irish Cream was far tastier. I may give Amaretto a try since it should also pair nicely with the chocolate coating. My motto is to be creative and go with whatever appeals to your tastes. [For the record, we halved this recipe]
1 cup softened butter
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups all purpose flour
1-1/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup of mini chocolate chips
To coat the inside of the cookie shots, use 10-12 oz. of chocolate, finely chopped chocolate (we used chocolate wafer candies since it was what I had on hand).
Cream butter and sugars until light and creamy. Add eggs, vanilla and beat well. Then add dry ingredients, mix. Dough will be thick and stiff. Stir in the mini chocolate chips and refrigerate dough for 1-2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Pack balls of chilled dough into the cookie shot mold. Press the inserts into the center of each mold. Some dough will push up and out of the mold. Leave inserts in place and scrape excess dough away. Bake for 20-22 minutes. Halfway through baking time, use an oven mitt and push the inserts down again. Dough will expand out of mold but you can remove any excess later.
Once baked, let cookie shots cool for a few minutes so you can handle without getting burned. While still warm and with inserts still in place, scrape away any excess dough that expanded out of the mold. Let cookie dough cool completely. Keep inserts in place until completely cooled. Once cool, twist inserts and lift them out of the mold. Then twist the cookie cups and lift them out of mold. Set aside while you melt chocolate coating.
Coat inside of cookie shots by pouring a little melted chocolate inside the cookie shot glass and rotate around to coat the inside cavity. Turn upside down and dip the top rim; set aside until chocolate is completely set. Once cookie shot glasses are finished, they can be filled. After pouring in a ‘colorful’ liquid, I added some chocolate mousse and topped the whole thing off with a tiny dollop of whipped cream. Add some winter themed sprinkles and voila! A festive treat perfect for Santa.
Don’t forget to check out the links of the hosts for other recipes and turn up the “color” for the holidays!
Live, love, bark! 🐾
62 thoughts on “In Purrsuit of Flavors ~ December 2, 2020”
They look absolutely decadent!! Would you please come make some for me? (I don’t do stuff like that any more.)
Ear scritches and belly rubs to the pups and hugs to you!! ❤️🐾❤️
I would if I could! A whole lotta folks have asked for some. 😋 Hugs and tail wags from me and the pack. Have a great weekend!
Fancy, festive, fun…..and sounds yummy too! Great job!
Thanks. They were fun to make but more fun to taste! 😉
Granny wants one…or two…MOL…This looks delicious, Monika😸Pawkisses for a Happy Week ahead🐾😽💞
Hahaha. They are pretty irresistible me hard to just have one. 😆
Oh my those sound HEAVENLY. I mean breakfast, lunch and dinner type HEAVENLY. Labor intensive YES but I suspect the rewards are well worth it. This is a definite WINNER!!!!!!
Breakfast, lunch and dinner….HAHAHAHA You’re my kind of friend! Yes, a bit labour intensive but definitely worth it.
My mouth is watering. I shouldn’t have looked at this post even before breakfast! 😀
LOL…you’re right…food posts should never be viewed before breakfast!
Wow, too bad we don’t have any Christmas gatherings to share those with…but, well, that means more yumminess for us!! Well, our peeps,. not us.
Maybe *she* can make those with carob which is OK for doggies.
Hey, when *she* gets herself to bed, maybe we can google for what kind of filling would be good to put in those that is OK for us…
Love how you decorated them to be very colorful!
Thanks. So long as *she* skips the mini-chips and uses carob, I’m sure they’d make great doggo treat cups. A pumpkin filling would be a good substitute (or even just plain whipped cream like Starbucks does on their Pupachinos).
Oooh… How fun is that? Bet it would be good with Frangelico as well…
Oooh, now you’re talking! Yum.
You know we’d be having a good time…
Damn straight, girlfriend!
I have zero doubts. 🙂
Name it, we’ll drink it 😉
Line ‘em up, ma’am.
Never seen one of these … but give me, give me, give me …. Oh …. does Norman get one for his first Christmas?
Nope, chocolate chips are doggo kryptonite. 😕
Oh that’s right …. I like dogs but never an owner
Yeah, not only toxic but can cause some real ugly digestive issues. 😇
I was trying to be somewhat delicate but I’m sure you get the drift. 😉
How did we not know about this, it contains two of our favorite things: chocolate and shots.
Must try … NOW!
You’ll be glad you did!
Mom said she’d be right over! (I hope she brings me). XOX Lucy
🤩 Good thing I have some extras!
Those look yummy!
Thanks. They truly are!
Wow, we have never seen anything like that. Thanks for sharing, they look amazingly tempting:)
Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber
They are surprisingly tasty. And definitely fun!
I love a shot glass I can eat! These sound yummy! Once I tried to eat a paper cup. It was less delicious than you would expect…
Love and licks,
Umm, sorry, Cupcake, these have chocolate, a definite doggie no-no. 🙁
Sounds like work so it would be for something special! Very unique!
Those look uber-tasty but way more complicated than I am prepared to deal with. So I streamlined the recipe a bit by excluding everything except the liquor. Came out wonderful!
Way to go…to the focus of a treat! I could send you a couple and you could choose to fill it however. 😊
Oh, I got all excited when you said that because I thought you would send the finished product. I guess that would be unwieldy unless you have same container that Pfizer is using for the vaccine. Oh well, no…I’ll stick to the free form, liquid version for now.
👍🏻 You don’t know what you’re missing.
Nom nom nom 😀
I’ve never seen these but I want them. Does it leak and drip and squirt out when you bite them? wouldn’t want to waste one drop of kalua…
If you fill it too full it might. Luckily I’m not beneath licking my fingers. LOL
LOL, I like that description!
Oh my! Talk about combining the best of both worlds…yum!
Nothing quite like chocolate (and alcohol) to speed up the sugar high through one’s veins. 😆
That looks great! I should make some for my office so we can be merry!!! Do the masks hide alcohol breath?!?!?!?
A promotion could definitely be in your future. I would think between social distancing and masks, you’d be golden. 🤣
They look delicious and they are so fancy and pretty!
Thank you! The ‘look’ part was easy to achieve but they definitely will be fun to serve when we can start hosting humans again.
Thank you, Monika. Looks like a fun item. I think you willed a “how to eat” tutorial as well.
LOL…the eating part (for me anyway) is quite easy.
These sound fun! And I never turn down a chocolate recipe… 🙂
Thanks, Amy. I was quite surprised at how tasty and fun they are. Once life can resume and you can actually be around people again, I’d love to host a get-together for friends and serve these puppies up. Cheers!
A wonderful holiday treat. Yummy.
Have a fabulous day, my friend. Scritches to the pups. ♥
They’ll definitely make you smile. Happy mid-week!