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Easter Sugar Cookie Cups

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A cute Easter Sugar Cookie decorated with frosting grass and a chocolate Easter egg candy. The perfect bite-sized Easter treat!

Easter Sugar Cookie Cups with frosting grass and colored chocolate eggs

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The other day my little guy and I were at Target checking out the new Easter Decor in the Dollar Spot.

While at Target, we headed over to the Easter candy section and I spotted my nemesis. Mini Cadbury Eggs.

I call them my nemesis, because every year I eat way too many of them. The are so addicting. I can’t help myself.

I’m nice like that, what can I say?

My kids are obsessed with sugar cookies, so I knew that I wanted to make our Easter treat using my favorite sugar cookie recipe.

I cut the recipe in half to make these Easter Sugar Cookie Cups because they were going to be small treats and I didn’t want to be overrun by cookies.

We decided to make little cookie cups, add green frosting that looks like grass, and place a candy egg on top of each one. They turned out so cute!


*Ingredient amounts are located in the recipe card at the end of this post.

  • Butter, softened
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Eggs
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt

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How to Make Sugar Cookie Cups

[1] To make the cookie cups, cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy.

[2] Add the vanilla and eggs and mix until incorporated.

[3] Add the dry ingredients and mix. You won’t need to chill the dough for this recipe because you aren’t rolling out the dough.

[4] Spray a mini muffin pan with nonstick spray and use a small cookie scoop to scoop about one tablespoon of cookie dough into each cup.

Cookie scoop with Easter sugar cookie dough over a mini muffin pan

[5] Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 11-13 minutes. The baking time will vary by oven.

[6] Remove the cookies from the oven and immediately press the back of a one teaspoon measuring spoon into the warm cookies to create a cup shape.

[7] Allow them to cool for 3-5 minutes and then remove them from the muffin cups, using a butter knife if necessary. 

[8] Allow the cookies to cool completely while you make the frosting.

Spoon indenting an Easter sugar cookie in a muffin pan

How to Make the Frosting

This frosting recipe is my go-to recipe and the base for pretty much any frosting I make.

I only use butter and it makes such a difference over shortening.

[1] To make the frosting, whip the softened butter in a stand mixer, with beaters, or a small food processor like I did for this recipe.

[2] Add the powdered sugar a little at a time.

[3] If the frosting is too thick, add a teaspoon or two of milk until the desired consistency is reached.

[4] Add green gel food coloring and mix well.

Frosting in a piping bag over Easter sugar cookie cups


When the cookies are cool and the frosting is made, it’s time to assemble these cute little treats.

[1] Add the frosting to a piping bag and use a Wilton 233 tip to pipe the grass inside the cookie cup. If you don’t have that tip, you can totally just cut the end off of a ziplock bag and make a little swirl.

Green frosting being.piped into a sugar cookie cup

[2] Once the grass is piped on, place a candy egg on top. There you go! You have cute little Easter Sugar Cookie Cups!

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Sugar cookie cups with frosting that looks like grass and a chocolate Easter egg

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Cookie scoop with sugar cookie dough over a mini muffin pan

Easter Sugar Cookie Cups

Yield: 36
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 31 minutes

A delicious Easter Sugar Cookie recipe that is decorated with frosting grass and a chocolate Easter egg. The perfect Easter treat for the whole family!


Sugar Cookie Cups

  • 3/4 Cup Butter, softened
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt

Vanilla Frosting

  • 1/2 Cup Butter, softened
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2-3 Teaspoons Milk


  • 36 Chocolate Eggs, like Mini Cadbury Eggs


  1. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Mix in the vanilla and eggs until incorporated.
  3. Add flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix well.
  4. Spray a mini muffin tin with non-stick spray.
  5. Using a cookie scoop, add one tablespoon of cookie dough to each muffin cup.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 11-13 minutes.
  7. Press the back of a 1 teaspoon measuring spoon into each cookie to create a cookie cup.
  8. Allow to cool for 2-3 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.

Green Vanilla Frosting

  1. Mix in the vanilla.
  2. Add the powdered sugar a little at a time, mixing between each addition.
  3. Add milk, one tablespoon at a time until the desired consistency is reached.
  4. Add enough green food coloring to make light green.

Easter Sugar Cookie Cup Assembly

  1. Place the frosting into a piping bag.
  2. Using Wilton Tip #233, pipe grass into the center of each cookie cup.
  3. Place a chocolate egg on top.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 182Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 107mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 0gSugar: 16gProtein: 2g

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Sunday 27th of March 2022

Can I freeze the cookies


Thursday 14th of April 2022

Yes! You can freeze them for up to three months.


Friday 30th of March 2018

Plain or self rising flour for these cookies! Look great


Friday 30th of March 2018

I used All-Purpose Flour :)

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