Snickers Chocolate Cookie Cupcakes FATHERS DAY IDEA

yield: 36-40 cookie cups

ingredients

for the cookie cups:
3/4 cups butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup cocoa
1 tsp cornstarch
48 mini snickers bars

for the icing and caramel:
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup shortening
2 cups powdered sugar
1/8 cup cocoa
1/8 cup peanut butter
1-2 tbsp water
caramel sauce (i used this one)
instructions

cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy, 3-4 minutes.
add milk, egg and vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
add dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. dough will be thick.
grease a mini muffin tin.
make balls of about 2 large tsp in size and press into the bottom of each mini muffin cup. press the center down just a bit to make an indention, where you’ll add the mini snickers later. you want each cup to only be about 3/4 full.
bake at 350 degrees for 8-9 minutes.
remove from oven (the centers may look a little undone, but they will cook more as they sit) and press mini snickers into the center of the cookie cups.
allow to cool for 3-4 minutes in the muffin tin. the mini snickers will start to melt.
remove cookies to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
to make the icing, beat the butter and shortening together until smooth.
add the powdered sugar to the butter mixture, one cup at a time, and mix until smooth.
add peanut butter and cocoa and mix until smooth.
add 1-2 tbsp of water until the icing is the right consistency.
top the cookie cups with the icing, then a little bit of caramel sauce.