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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. Does anyone else get sucked in by the Dollar Spot at Target like I do? It’s like a black hole that you can’t get out of without spending at least $20. There’s nothing you can do, that’s just how it is.

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. After placing a couple of bags in my shiny red cart, I thought about using the candy eggs to make some kind of Easter treat. That way, I wouldn’t just consume the entire bag on my own. If I made a cute treat out of them, I would be more likely to share them with my family and friends. I’m nice like that, what can I say?

My kids are obsessed with sugar cookies, like that is the only cookie they’ll eat. 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!

How to Make Sugar Cookie Cups

To make the cookie cups, cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add the vanilla and eggs and mix until incorporated. 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. 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

Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 11-13 minutes. The baking time will vary by oven. 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. Allow them to cool for 3-5 minutes and then remove them from the muffin cups, using a butter knife if necessary. Allow the cookies to cool completely while you make the frosting.

Spoon indenting an Easter sugar cookie in a muffin pan

How to Make 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. 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.

Add the powdered sugar a little at a time. If the frosting is too thick, add a teaspoon or two of milk until the desired consistency is reached. Add the green food coloring and mix well.

Frosting in a piping bag over Easter sugar cookie cups

Easter Sugar Cookie Cup Assembly

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

Green frosting being.piped into a sugar cookie cup

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

Make sure you PIN this recipe so you’ll have it when you need it! Don’t forget to take a picture and tag @mommymouseclubhouse on Instagram! I want to see your creations!

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

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Easter Sugar Cookie Cups
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!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 11 Minutes
Servings
Cookies
Ingredients
Vanilla Frosting
Topping
Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 11 Minutes
Servings
Cookies
Ingredients
Vanilla Frosting
Topping
Instructions
  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. Whip the softened butter.
  2. Mix in the vanilla.
  3. Add the powdered sugar a little at a time, mixing between each addition.
  4. Add milk, one tablespoon at a time until the desired consistency is reached.
  5. Add enough green food coloring to make light green.
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