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Sugar Cookie Cups

Sugar Cookie Cups

Right off the bat, I would plan to buy already red frosting unless you’re a pro at using red food coloring. My plan…half of the cookies were going to have blue frosting with red sprinkles and the other half were going to have red frosting with blue sprinkles.  However, I bought white frosting with the plan to just use food coloring and wah lah, right?  Nope…didn’t happen.  I should have just bought some blue and some red frosting.  See below….

Sugar Cookie Cups

See…those don’t look red ;(  They are looking a little pink.  But you still get the idea.

On to the making of the cookies.  As usual, I cheated and used the pre-made cookie dough you buy in the refrigerated section. I got sugar cookies, but you can get any type you want and I also got frosting in a tub.  Then sprinkled them and throw (almost literally) some white chocolate chips on them.  Can’t get any easier unless you bought them already made.

These were made using a mini cupcake pan. You could use a regular cupcake pan and have bigger cookie cups.  This will cut the amount of cookies in half.

Sugar Cookie Cups

You should go check out my Red, White n Blue Nutter Butters,  if you’re not into these. They look more patriotic. Question is, which would you like better??

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Sugar Cookie Cups

Simple easy, using store bought dough and frosting, you can have these made in a jiffy!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 54 minutes
Servings 24 cookie cups


  • 1 Pkg Pillsbury Cookie Dough - 16.5 oz
  • 1 Can Pillsbury Frosting - 13.5 oz
  • Jar Red Sprinkles
  • Jar Blue Sprinkles
  • White Chocolate Baking Chips


  • Preheat oven to 350○ (or follow instructions on package). Spray the cupcake pan with cooking spray.
    Sugar Cookie Cups
  • Slice the cookie dough about 1/4 " slices. Then cut the slice in half. I ended up with some extra dough. I ate it...took one for the team there. 🙂 Now, roll your half in a ball.
  • Place the balls in the cupcake pan.
    Sugar Cookie Cups
  • Find something to smash the balls to create a "cup". I used a juicer. Doesn't have to be fancy...or even with a design, it will probably bake out. (See mine) Spray your utensil with cooking spray or use flour and go slow so you don't pull the dough out of the cup or so the dough doesn't stick.
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  • Bake for 9 minutes depending on your oven. Allow to cool at least 30 minutes.
  • While the cookies are cooling. Mix your frosting to the color you want.
  • After the cookies cool, fill with frosting. If you don't have a handy dandy frosting applicator like I do 🙂 You can put your frosting in a baggie and cut the corner, then just squeeze. Here's mine.
  • After all cookies are filled, sprinkle with you choice of sprinkles then throw, ok, place white chocolate chips.
    Sugar Cookie Cups


Feel free to change cookie flavor, frosting and color and even the sprinkles. Totally customizable.


  1. I say that all the time! ha Glad you found me. Appreciate you stopping by!

    Have a great day!

  2. Super cute!!
    I’m not an American as you know, but as i’m very patriotic I admire your patriotism
    And if I could I’d grab some of these cups right now and eat them 🙂
    Winnie recently posted…עוגת שזיפים נהדרת עם ציפוי מתוקMy Profile

  3. Thank you so much for taking one for the team, leftover cookie dough is a national tragedy…God Bless you for all you do for us and our county. I need to make these, right? How yummy would they be filled with nutella? Pretty good right? Thanks for sharing!
    Kim @ The Cookie Puzzle recently posted…Nutella Frosted Funfetti BarsMy Profile

    • You know, you’re right, it’s becuz I love my country! And I bet if I even mention nutella in these cups, my daughter would start begging me to make them! That would be good!

      Thanks for the awesome idea!

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