img_7531Well hello there pretty little bakers! It’s been a while – I’ve sure missed you!

A quick little update on my life, then we’ll get to where we really want to be – BAKING! 😉

I recently got a new job as Maria Menounos’ executiveimg_7296 assistant and since September, my life has changed drastically. From attending red carpet events to meeting incredible celebrities to becoming a freakin’ ninja, I’m starting to master it all. I could still work on my wardrobe, yeah, that could use a massive update. But for now, I’m pretty darn happy with how hard I’ve been working.I love staying busy and learning new things – and gosh am I constantly being exposed to new exciting opportunities! Watch out 2017 – we’re coming at you with a bang!img_7382

Granted, I don’t have as much free time to bake. But when I do, boy oh boy do I cherish the moment.

Especially now around Christmas time. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Baking should be had almost every single day! Well in previous years, I would bake every day, but now, I don’t have much time to bake. (Guys, I haven’t even set up my Christmas tree in my apartment! How sad is that!!!)

Recently, Maria and her fiancé Keven Undergaro hosted a movie nighroxy-julest at their house where we watched “It’s A Wonderful Life.” If you haven’t seen it – DO IT! Such a classic.

Now what kind of an assistant (and baker) would I be if I didn’t bring over homemade treats? So… OF COURSE I DID! I made these chocolate chip cookie cups with homemade fudge in the middle. After they cooled, I thought they could use a little touch of Christmas spirit, so I decorated some of them to look like Christmas wreaths!

The wreaths are made out of green melting chocolate, sprinkles, and a heart garnish at the top. You know me with the crunch – I loooooove anything crunchy, so adding the sprinkles made all the difference in the world. 😉

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Oimg_7529ne tip – I also used mini chocolate chips. Since these chocolate chip cookie cups were made using the small cupcake pan,
I figured mini semi-sweet chocolate chips would be the best fit.

These can be made for any holiday and can be decorated however you want! (Should you choose to decorate!) For spring for instance, I’m thinking this cookie cup could be a sweet sunflower with the fudge in the center and yellow chocolate to act as the petals. Or even another wintertime idea would be to add a pretzel loop to the side and add mini marshmallows on top so it looks like a cup of hot chocolate! Speaking of… fullsizerender-2A small cup of hot cocoa sounds delish with these cookies…

But hey, if you want to keep things simple, the OG chocolate cookie cup is a great way to go! They still taste phenomenal!

Once you’re done making these cookie cups, keep them in an airtight container for up to one week. Bon appétit!

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