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Easter Basket Cookie Cups

Easter Basket Cookie Cups

Aren’t these Easter Basket Cookie Cups cute?  I saw the recipe in the magazine “Simply Sweet Fun Treats” . Pretty much followed it like a good girl.  However, after making them, with the help of 2 of my grandsons, I would change up one thing.  I wouldn’t use the cupcake liners.  They are not as easy to get off cookie cups as they are cupcakes.

These were much easier to make than you think too.  I pretty much did the cutting and baking.  My grandsons did the rest.  Yes, it could have been prettier, but they love to help me make fun treats.  So much better to see them enjoy this than to have it be “pretty”, don’t you think?

Easter Basket Cookie Cups

What you need..

To make these, you will need refrigerated cookie dough.  I chose sugar cookie dough, but you could go with any dough you prefer.  In fact, the recipe called for peanut butter cookie dough.  Then you’ll need chocolate frosting, green frosting, jelly beans and sour straws.

These are minis, so you’ll need a mini cupcake pan and mini liners. You could change up and go with full size, just end up with less.  12 instead of 24. No biggie.

Do you let your kids use their own creativity when baking?  Or do you take over?

Easter Ideas…

Easter Peeps Cake

Strawberry Spritezer

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Easter Basket Cookie Cups by 3glol.net
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Easter Basket Cookie Cups

Easter Basket Cookie Cups. An awesome Easter treat your kids can help you make and have fun too.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 1 minute
Servings 24 Cookie Cups


  • 1 Pkg (14 oz) Sugar cookie dough, refrigerated
  • 1/2 Cup Chocolate Frosting
  • 1 Can (6.4 oz) Green Decorating Icing
  • 12 Sour Candy Straws (cut in half)
  • 1/2 Cup Small Jelly Beans
  • 24 Mini Paper Baking Cup Liners


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Place paper cups in mini muffin tin. **If you decide not to use the cups - spray muffin tin.
  • Slice dough for 12 slices total.
    Easter Basket Cookie Cups by 3glol.net
  • Cut the 12 slices in half for 24 halves total. *Sorry no pic*
  • Press each half in bottom of paper cuts and up the sides. *Sorry no pic*
  • Bake @ 350° for 14-16 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool in muffin tin for 5 minutes. Then remove from muffin tin and allow to cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes. *Sorry no pic*
  • Spoon 1 tsp of chocolate frosting in each cookie cup.
    Easter Basket Cookie Cups by 3glol.net
  • Add green frosting on top of chocolate frosting. *NOTE - you can use a "star tip" and pipe the icing for a more realistic grass look.
    Easter Basket Cookie Cups by 3glol.net
  • Just before serving, add a few jelly beans for the eggs and insert the sour straw for the handle. ENJOY!
    Easter Basket Cookie Cups by 3glol.net


  1. These are so cute! I love how they turned out! My grandson is visiting me this week and I’m going to see if he wants to try to make some of these. Pinning!
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    • If your grandson is anything like mine, he’ll love it. They especially love that they get to take their hard “work” home. 🙂 Thanks so much for pinning this and stopping by to check them out.

      Hope you have an awesome visit with your grandson!

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