Three Easter Cookie Cups

Easter Cookie Cups

Course Dessert, Easter
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 282kcal
Author Erin Henry


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the Filling

  • 3 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • pinch of salt
  • Green food coloring optional
  • 1 bag season candy


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray mini muffin tin with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Mix together flour, baking soda, and salt, set aside.
  • Beat butter and sugar on med-high with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy (approx. 2-3 mins). Reduce speed and add egg and vanilla extract.  Beat until combined about 30 more seconds.
  • Add flour mixture and mix until just combined.
  • Using a large cookie scoop or tablespoon, scoop dough into greased muffin cups, Press into the bottom and up the sides about 2/3 of the way, to create a little bowl.
  • Bake for 10-11 mins or until lightly browned and mostly set.
  • Remove cookies from oven. Gently press small spoon into center of each baked cookie to make shape of cup. Cool in pan 10 minutes.
  • Remove cookie cups from muffin cups; place on cooling rack. Cool completely.

For the Filling

  • In medium bowl, mix powdered sugar and butter with spoon or electric mixer on low speed. Stir in vanilla and 1 tablespoon of the milk.
  • Gradually beat in just enough remaining milk to make frosting smooth. If frosting is too thick, beat in more milk, a few drops at a time.
  • Pipe the filling with either a plastic Ziploc bag, with the corner snipped, or a pastry bag into the cookie cups and top with seasonal candy. Enjoy!


  • If you're really in a time crunch, grab a roll of pre-made sugar cookie dough at the store and then bake and fill!
  • You can use whatever type of filling/frosting you like for this recipe.  Cream cheese, butter cream, or marshmallow -- they all work great.
  • Again, if you're pressed for time, a container of pre-made frosting will also work.
  • Top with any type of seasonal candy you like!
Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.
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Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 280mg | Potassium: 18mg | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 9.7% | Calcium: 0.7% | Iron: 2.9%