The Best Easter Sugar Cookie Cups

Easter Sugar Cookie Cups

These are the best Easter Sugar Cookie Cups – totally easy and fun to make mini egg cookies, great for celebrating Easter!

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Cookie cups are my new favorite cookie to make because they are so fun to fill and decorate. The festive possibilities are endless!

I’m a huge fan of creating treats for every occasion, especially delicious ones like these. These Cadbury mini egg cookies are perfect for taking to your next Easter event or party!

Easter Sugar Cookie Cups

Sugar cookie dough is super versatile and easy to make with only a few ingredients from the grocery store. Start with butter, granulated sugar, all purpose flour and a splash of vanilla extract.

Be sure to check out some of our other Easter recipes like these; Easter Cookie Bars, Easter Chick Cupcakes or Easter Chocolate Bark.

Easter Sugar Cookie Cups

This birds nest cookie cup recipe is so much fun for kids of all ages to make and take to holiday parties or events. My kids enjoy the decorating part the most, second only to the eating part of course.

Easter Sugar Cookie Cups

How to make these easter cookies:

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tbsp green sprinkles
  • 1 tub Duncan Hines white frosting
  • Green food coloring
  • 1/2 cup fancy coconut
  • 1 cup Cadbury mini eggs

Tip: pre-made sugar cookie dough mix can be used as a base for these bars as well. As a busy mom, I like to use short cuts like this when I’m in a hurry to make a quick treat.

Valentine Sugar Cookie Bar Process

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees f.

2. Lightly grease a mini muffin tin (24 count). Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

Easter Sugar Cookie Cups Process

3. In a large bowl with electric mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment, combine dry ingredients. Add butter, egg and vanilla and mix until a soft dough forms. Add green sprinkles.

Easter Sugar Cookie Cups Process

4. Use a cookie scoop to form uniform sized cookie dough balls.

Easter Sugar Cookie Cups

5. Place one dough ball into each greased muffin cup. Spread the dough up the sides of the tin to form a cup shape.

Tip: I use the round end of a cocktail muddler to create the dough cups. You could also use a spoon or the bottom of a small shot glass.

6. Bake until cookies are lightly brown around the edges, 10-12 minutes.

Easter Sugar Cookie Cups

7. Remove the tray from the oven and while still hot, use the end of the muddler to press down the middle of the cookie cups.

8. Remove the cookie cups from the muffin tin and pace them on the prepared cookie sheet or a wire cooling rack.

Easter Sugar Cookie Cups Process

9. Place the coconut in a plastic bag with a few drops of green food coloring. Mix together until the coconut is a light green shade.

Easter Sugar Cookie Cups Process

10. In a medium bowl combine the frosting and a few drops of green food coloring. Mix until a medium green hue is achieved.

11. Spoon the frosting into a piping bag. Tip: a ziploc bag can also be used.

12. Cut the tip from the bag and pipe the frosting into the cups.

Easter Sugar Cookie Cups Process

13. Press the green coconut into the frosting on top of the cookies.

Easter Sugar Cookie Cups

14. Place 2-3 mini cadbury eggs into the top of each cookie.

How to store these delicious cookies:

Store these sweet treats in a large freezer bag or airtight container at room temperature for a week or in the freezer for up to three months.

This recipe makes 24 deliciously festive easter cookies with just one bag of cadbury mini eggs! You have to agree that the kids would have a blast decorating these easter egg sugar cookies!!

Easter Sugar Cookie Cups

For fun mini egg cookie recipe variations try adding these ingredients: dark chocolate chips , brown sugar, milk chocolate eggs, chocolate chunks or cocoa powder. Be sure to check out this Chocolate Cadbury Mini Egg Cookie recipe to see what I’m talking about!

Easter Sugar Cookie Cups

I love the pop of color that the green sprinkles and coconut give the frosting to create little easter baskets. They help to make this the perfect Easter dessert recipe that the whole family will love!

Easter Sugar Cookie Cups

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Some of my kitchen essentials:

Easter Sugar Cookie Cups

They are the perfect easter cookie to make with mini eggs, our favorite candy around easter time.

How darling are these Easter Mini Egg Cookie Cups?! I absolutely love how they turned out and can’t wait to share them with friends and family this year!

Easter Sugar Cookie Cups

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Easter Sugar Cookie Cups

The Best Easter Sugar Cookie Cups

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These are the best Easter Sugar Cookie Cups – totally easy and fun to make mini egg cookies, great for celebrating Easter!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tbsp green sprinkles
  • 1 tub Duncan Hines white frosting
  • Green food coloring
  • 1/2 cup fancy coconut
  • 1 cup Cadbury mini eggs

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees f.

2. Lightly grease a mini muffin tin (24 count). Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

3. In a large bowl with electric mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment, combine dry ingredients. Add butter, egg and vanilla and mix until a soft dough forms. Add green sprinkles.

4. Use a cookie scoop to form uniform sized cookie dough balls.

5. Place one dough ball into each greased muffin cup. Spread the dough up the sides of the tin to form a cup shape.

6. Bake until cookies are lightly brown around the edges, 10-12 minutes.

7. Remove the tray from the oven and while still hot, use the end of the muddler to press down the middle of the cookie cups.

8. Remove the cookie cups from the muffin tin and place them on the prepared cookie sheet or a wire cooling rack.

9. Place the coconut in a plastic bag with a few drops of green food coloring. Mix together until the coconut is a light green shade.

10. In a medium bowl combine the frosting and a few drops of green food coloring. Mix until a medium green hue is achieved.

11. Spoon the frosting into a piping bag. Tip: a ziploc bag can also be used.

12. Cut the tip from the bag and pipe the frosting into the cups.

13. Press the green coconut into the frosting on top of the cookies.

14. Place 2-3 mini cadbury eggs into the top of each cookie.

Notes

I use the round end of a cocktail muddler to create the dough cups. You could also use a spoon or the bottom of a small shot glass.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 148Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 110mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 1g

All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.

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I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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