Mini Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

2 sticks softened butter

3/4 c. packed light brown sugar

1 c. granulated sugar

2 large eggs

1 tbsp vanilla

3 1/2 c. all purpose flour

1 tsp.  salt

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 c. chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray mini-muffin tin with non-stick spray. Cream butter and sugars until well combined. Add eggs and vanilla.  Add in salt, soda, and chocolate chips.  Gradually add in flour.  Scoop out approximately ½ tbsp. dough and roll it into a ball and place in muffin tin.  Bake for 12-14 minutes.  Remove from oven and immediately press in the center of the the cookies, just far enough to make a small well, like you would with tarts.  Let the cookies cool 15 minutes in the muffin tin before removing.  While they're cooling, make your filling. 

8 ounces softened Philadelphia cream cheese

1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

 Place cream cheese, brown sugar, and vanilla into a medium bowl, mixing until well combined. Place dollops of cream cheese filling, about 1 tsp, into center of cookie cups and top with mini chocolate chips.