Thursday, January 16, 2014

Cherry Almond Valentine Cookie Cups




If you are looking to make something quick, easy, and unbelievably cute for the kiddies for Valentine's Day, these cookie cups are the answer.

My daughter loved these. Not only because they are pink, but because they are a great way to consume frosting. :)



Cherry Almond Valentine Cookie Cups
Recipe adapted from Pillsbury

1 roll refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 1/2 - 4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon cherry extract
1-3 tablespoons of milk, if needed to get frosting to desired consistency

Preheat the over to 350 degrees and spray 24 mini muffin cups with cooking spray.

Next, scoop 1 tablespoon of cookie dough into each of the muffin cups. Press the dough in the bottom and up the sides of each muffin cup.

Bake the cookie cups for 10-13 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan and then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.

In a medium mixing bowl, beat together the butter and powdered sugar until well combined. Add almond and cherry extracts and beat until combined. Add milk by tablespoon, if necessary.

In a large disposable decorating bag with a star tip, place the frosting in the bag and pipe the frosting inside the cookie cup. Sprinkle with colored sprinkles or sanding sugar.

Store loosely covered.

14 comments:

  1. I love the use of premade cookie dough and then the homemade frosting! My sisters would flip over that frosting :) These definitely fit into the cute and festive category!

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    1. I always HAVE to make the frosting. Thanks for the comment!

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  2. These area so, so sweet! Perfect lunchbox surprise for my kiddos!

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    1. Definitely perfect for kiddos. My daughter thinks we should have these all the time!

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  3. Holy Cow these sound sooooo good. Just add almond extract and I will love it!

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    1. I'm totally the same way. I love almond extract. I'd wear it as perfume if I could ;)

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  4. I love this! Though I can't believe I don't have any cherry extract!

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    1. I've had it, but it took me a while to find it. It also gives the filling a nice pink color.

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  5. These are unbelievably cute!! My little girlie and her friends would love these! :) Heck, I would love these!!

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