{recipe} mini sugar cookie fruit cups

I love bite size food and really loved it when desserts come in mini size. I just love the thought of being able to take a bite and savoring it, without the guilt of not finishing it when the portions are too big. They say the best bite is the first one.

sugarcookiefruitcups

I first discovered these cute mini sugar cookies while browsing Pinterest and followed the pin to the original blog post.  I adapted the recipe and adjusted the ratio of the whipped topping.

 

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I’ve been making these a lot lately and they are my go-to dessert if I’m pressed for time.  I make sure I have all the ingredients for one batch in the freezer.

Sugar Cookie Fruit Cups

Ingredients (makes 24 mini cups):

  • 1 small package Pillsbury sugar cookie dough
  • 4 oz package cream cheese, softened (this is 1/2 of the standard package)
  • 1 small container cool whip (or make homemade whipped cream)
  • 2-3 cups of chopped fruit

Directions:

Use baking spray liberally on the mini muffin pan. Cook sugar cookie dough at 350 F according to package instructions.  Do not over cook. While the cookies are baking, whip softened cream cheese then add in cool whip until well incorporated. I add the whipped icing in a large ziplock and pipe them into the cooled cookie cups.

I made these during my baby shower last year, at first I thought they were a lot of work for something so tiny. I was frustrated mostly when removing the cookies from the mini cupcake pans and they would all break and tear. I’ve since learned thru trial and error that I had to wait until it cooled a bit, before I can remove them from the pan.  Once removed, they are still warm and I am able to re-shape them into cups and create a deeper hole in the middle. More room for the filling and fruits.  I don’t shape the dough before baking, since I’m shape the mini cups after they bake.

In March, I made these for Baby H’s 1st birthday party. I did two batches and displayed them in 3 layers.

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In April, I made these for my sister’s birthday. Kiwis were already in season and I included canned peaches.

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During ladies night in May. I pre-baked the cookies at home and frosted them after work.

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Served with chilled wine…..even better!

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Then I made them for a girlfriend’s graduation party.

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Although it was served along side catered desserts, my homemade cookie cups were a hit.

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Comments

  1. How cute (and easy!!). A great idea. I need to try these!

  2. This gives me a ton of ideas. I throw a holiday party & I could have so much fun changing up this recipe. Beautiful presentation as well

  3. Reblogged this on Two Irreverent Chefs and commented:
    Will be making this for our upcoming Festivus celebration!

  4. this looks delicious – will have to try them out!

Trackbacks

  1. […] can see this post for all the different ways I’ve served these cookie cups. I’m  kind of known for these now in my circle of friends We’re hosting a few pool parties […]

  2. […] I’ve made many versions of these cookie cups (they’re so easy to make, taste delicious and looks cute). I love that they are bite size too. […]

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