Nutella Lava Cookie Cups

Pie takes time.

Cake demands love and attention.

Cheesecake requires patience.

And sometimes your KitchenAid needs alone time… and this dessert is ok with that. This recipe is inspired by my awesome friend Dana Al Adham, who made a similar dessert for an iftar last week. It disappeared in seconds, some people even licked the cookie crumbs (I was one of them), but Dana made the cookie cups a little differently. She turned a muffin tin bottom side up and placed the dough so when it baked it shaped into a cookie cup. Hers looked awesome, mine looked something like this:


So… plan B. Thanks to Pinterest, I learnt another way to make pretty, elegant looking cookie cups with zero cleaning time. Feel free to use your favorite cookie recipe, I used a Betty Crocker cookie mix and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that! Bake them inside the muffin tin or use individual silicon muffin holders.

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Bake the cookies half way through until just soft then use a measuring spoon to make the cups by gently pressing it into the warm baked cookie. Return back to the oven to get the cookies crisp and golden brown.

cookie spoons

cookie cup

Now the fun part. I used straight up Nutella, right out of the jar. Dana filled her cookie cups with chocolate mascarpone. You can use peanut butter, cream cheese, caramel, ice cream, whipped cream and berries… ahh the possibilities! Then you bite into the little, gooey cookie cup, the filling oozes out and it’s chocolate heaven in your mouth.
chocolate lave cookie

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nutella love


Nutella Lava Cookie Cups

cookie cups

By Reem Published: August 6, 2013

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Ready In: 20 mins

Mini, elegant and perfect for entertaining. These oh-so-simple Nutella cups will definitely hit the sweet spot!


  • 1 box betty-crocker-cookie-mix or use your favorite cookie recipe
  • 1 small jar nutella-2
  • 1 box fresh-raspberries


  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Make the cookie dough according to the instructions on the package. Form dough into 1 1/2 inch balls.
  2. Place each ball in a cup of a greased mini muffin tin. Bake 6-8 minutes until they are soft.
  3. Remove the cookies from the oven, use a measuring spoon and make a well in the middle to form a cup. Put the cookies back in the oven for 2 minutes until crisp and golden brown.
  4. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Fill each cup with Nutella and top with one raspberry, then pop in your mouth and share with your friends.


  1. LOVE IT!!

  2. AWWWW! I love it Reem! I’m so flattered my cookie cups made it to your blog! Yours look awesome and so nice and tidy, I’m trying it your way next time!

    • Yay!! I’m so glad you introduced me to them! They’re my new favorite party dessert. The family loved them :)

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