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Easter Cookie Cups – Adorable Easter Treat Recipe

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Deliciously sweet sugar cookie cups are filled with a homemade vanilla frosting and topped off with candy grass, candy eggs, and a cute little chick in this easy Easter Cookie Cups recipe. These sugar cookie cups are SO simple and make the perfect Easter dessert!

Easter is almost here! Can you believe it? It’s just a hop, skip, and jump away. Easter is actually one of my favorite holidays. Not only does it mark the beginning of Spring (finally), but there are so many adorable and EASY Easter treats you can make! Need a quick Easter dessert idea? Try these yummy Easter sugar cookie cups.

Close up of Easter Sugar Cookie Cups

As I’m sure you know by now, I love to get creative with food! Especially around holidays! Some of my must-try favorites include my Valentine’s Day Red Velvet Whoopie Pies, Halloween Frankenstein Twinkies and of course, my Jolly Rancher Rainbow Hearts.

These easy Easter Cookie Cups are one of my favorite Easter recipes! Whenever I make them, they are one of the first things to disappear. They are bright, cheerful, cute and festive, and they taste wonderful.  Plus, they are so simple to make.

This easy, no-fuss Easter treat recipe is perfect for parties and any other Easter-or-Spring-themed gathering or celebration.

One of my favorite things about this Easter-themed baking recipe is how EASY it is to make! There’s no rolling, cutting, or chilling this cookie dough. All you have to do is make the cookie dough, scoop it into a muffin tin, bake, and decorate! As is, this recipe will make between 8 to 15 cookie cups.

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Luckily, you don’t need any hard-to-find or special kitchen tools to make or fill these Easter cookie cups. And while you can certainly use a pastry bag to fill the cups, a plastic snack bag with the end snipped off will also do the trick!

Here are some supplies and ingredients you will need (the full ingredient list and instructions are in the printable recipe card below.)

close up of sugar cookie cups for Easter

This cookie cup dough recipe calls for very few ingredients. You’ll just need:

  • Unsalted butter, softened
  • Powdered sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Flour
  • Egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • Rainbow sprinkles

Easter Cookie Cups Vanilla Frosting Ingredients

To make the homemade vanilla frosting you will need:

  • Unsalted butter, softened
  • Powdered sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Salt
  • Milk

Easter Cookie Cups Decorations

The decorations you will need include the following:

I found these adorable Easter chicks at Michael’s, but there are plenty of other options you can use. For example, these candy flowers along with these Royal Icing Edible Easter Assortment Decorations or these Easter bunnies would work perfectly! Just look for Royal Icing Easter Edible Decorations on Amazon or at your local craft store.

Pro Tip: If you are in a time crunch, you can always use pre-made sugar cookie dough and store-bought frosting instead of the homemade recipes I share in the recipe card.

easy Easter recipe cookie cups decorated with candy flowers and candy chick

Easter Cookie Cups Dough Instructions

Making these adorable Easter Cookie Cups couldn’t be easier! It’s just like making regular sugar cookies, except you will form mini cups out of the dough before baking.

Step One: Prep

Preheat over to 350°. Spray a mini-muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

Step Two: Cream Butter

In a bowl, add the butter and beat with a mixer for about 1 minute.

Step Three: Add in Dry Ingredients

Add in the powdered sugar, baking powder, and salt, Beat until creamy, 2-3 minutes, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed.

Step Four: Add Egg and Vanilla

Beat in the egg and vanilla.

Step Five: Add Flour

Then beat in the flour until just combined.

Step Six: Add Sprinkles to Dough

Once the dough begins to form, stir in the rainbow sprinkles.

Step Seven: Scoop Dough

Using a cookie scoop, scoop out enough dough to form 1-inch balls. Then press the balls into the prepared mini muffin pan. Press in the center of each doughball lightly with your thumb to form a cup shape.

Step Eight: Bake

Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are light brown.

Step Nine: Deepen Depression

Remove cookie cups from the oven, and press the centers gently with the rounded side of a measuring teaspoon to slightly deepen the depression.

Step Ten: Cool

Allow cookie cups to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes before carefully removing to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Easter Cookie Cups Frosting Instructions

While the Easter Sugar Cookie Cups are cooling, go ahead and make the vanilla frosting.

Step One: Combine Ingredients Except Milk

Using a standing mixer or a handheld mixer, combine the butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt.

Step Two: Slowly Add Milk

Slowly add in the milk while mixing, adding just enough to create a smooth and creamy frosting.

Easter-themed baking recipe Easter Cookie Cups

Putting Easter Cookie Cups Together

Step One: Prep

Pour the green jimmies sprinkles into a bowl.

Step Two: Fill Cups with Frosting

Using a piping bag or a plastic snack bag with a corner snipped off, fill each cooled cookie cup with frosting.

Step Three: Dip

Carefully dip the frosted cookie cup into the green jimmies to make the “grass”.

Step Four: Add Chick and Decorations

Place a royal icing chick in the center of each cookie cup, then add a few Easter egg sprinkles and flowers around the chick.

Step Five: Allow to Set

Allow frosting to set for about 15 to 30 minutes before serving.

You can use regular sized or mini muffin pans. I’ve used both and they turn out perfectly with either one. The mini-muffin pans, however, are my favorite because the end result is bite-sized cookies that are incredibly cute!

Plus, they work great if trying to minimize the number of sweets the kids have or if you are trying to feed a large crowd.

If you do decide to use a mini muffin tin, just reduce the cooking time to 5-7 minutes.

Another thing I love about this Easter-themed recipe is that it can easily be adapted to fit any holiday or special occasion. Simply use whatever seasonal candy the occasion calls for.

You could also substitute the flavor of cookie dough, too. Any kind will do! Peanut butter cookie dough, chocolate chip cookie dough, or even coffee cookie dough would make for a deliciously tasty twist!

Another variation would be to use whatever type of filling/frosting you like. Cream cheese frosting, buttercream, or even marshmallow — they all work great!

Close up of candy chicks holding an easter egg on top of cookie cuos

While it is highly unlikely that you will have any left, if you do, you can store these Easter Sugar Cookie Cups in an airtight container for 3-4 days. I leave mine at room temp.

If you want to make them last a little longer, you can freeze them for up to 2-3 months in an airtight container. However, I suggest freezing them unfrosted if you’re making them ahead of time, and then filling them when ready to eat.

If they’re already decorated, you can flash freeze them (set individually on a sheet pan, uncovered) for a couple of hours to harden up the frosting, then stack them in an airtight container.

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Yield: 8 - 15 cookie cups

Easter Cookie Cups

Easter Cookie Cups Easter-themed baking recipe

Deliciously sweet sugar cookie cups are filled with a homemade vanilla frosting and topped off with adorable candy Easter decorations in this simple Easter Cookie Cups recipe.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

Sugar Cookie Cup Ingredients

  • 1¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup rainbow sprinkles

Frosting Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2-3 tbsp milk

Decorations

  • green jimmie sprinkles
  • Easter egg sprinkles
  • candy mini-flower decorations
  • royal icing Easter chicks or bunnies

Instructions

Sugar Cookie Cups

  1. Preheat over to 350°. Spray a mini-muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, add the butter and beat with a mixer for about 1 minute. Add in the powdered sugar, baking powder, and salt, Beat until creamy, 2-3 minutes, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed.
  3. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Then beat in the flour until just combined.
  4. Once the dough begins to form, stir in the rainbow sprinkles.
  5. Using a cookie scoop, scoop out enough dough to form1-inch balls. Then press the balls into the prepared mini muffin pan. Press in the center of each doughball lightly with your thumb.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are light brown.
  7. Remove cookie cups from the oven, and press the centers gently with the rounded side of a measuring teaspoon to slightly deepen the depression. Allow cookie cups to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes before carefully removing to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Frosting

  1. Using a standing mixer or a handheld mixer, combine the butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt. Add as much milk as needed to create a smooth and creamy frosting.

Putting It All Together

  1. Pour the green jimmies sprinkles into a bowl.
  2. Using a piping bag or a plastic snack bag with a corner snipped off, fill each cooled cookie cup with frosting.
  3. Carefully dip the frosted cookie cup into the green jimmies to make the "grass".
  4. Place a royal icing chick in the center of each cookie cup, then add a few Easter egg sprinkles and flowers around the chick.
  5. Allow frosting to set for about 15 to 30 minutes before serving.

Notes

This recipe will make 48 mini-cookie cups if you make 1-inch dough balls.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12 cookie cups

Serving Size:

1 cookie cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 550Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 103mgSodium: 262mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 1gSugar: 42gProtein: 4g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.

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