Three Easter Cookie Cups

Easter Cookie Cups

Enjoy a mini sweet bite this Easter! The combination of sugar cookies filled with creamy frosting and candy make these Easter Cookie Cups an eggcellent treat!
Course Dessert, Easter
Cuisine American
Prep Time 17 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
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: 485IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.5mg