Sugar Cookie Dough Cups

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Sugar Cookie Dough Cups are like a peanut butter cup only better! Customize these candy cookie cups with sprinkles to match any holiday or party theme.

Sugar Cookie Dough Cups are like a peanut butter cup only better! Customize these candy cookie cups with sprinkles to match any holiday or party theme.

Anybody else out there crazy for sugar cookies? I like sugar cookies so much that I’ve spent the last 20 years perfecting my sugar cookie recipe. Talk about chocolate all you want but vanilla is where it’s at for me. So when I opened up my copy of Dessert Mash-Ups by Dorothy Kern (Crazy for Crust blog) this recipe jumped out from the pages into my dreams!

These Sugar Cookie Dough Cups are so heavenly that I needed to get them out of my house ASAP for fear that I would consume all 12 of them before my children came home from school. Cookie dough…vanilla…SPRINKLES!

Sugar Cookie Dough Cups with Sprinkles Recipe

Not only are these little candy cups perfectly portioned, they are great for any occasion. Just change up the sprinkles to make them festive.

Sugar Cookie Dough Cups Recipe- so festive for Christmas!

Right now I’m obsessed with these jumbo nonpareils. Judge all you want but I’m allowed to be obsessed with sprinkles. And sugar cookie dough.

Holiday themed Cookie Dough Cups recipe

I just finished Christmas shopping for my niece so of course I had Frozen on the brain.

FROZEN themed- so CUTE!! Sugar Cookie Dough Cups Recipe

I would suggest making these candies with a mini muffin tin instead of a standard if you are making them for a party. You’ll have more to keep up with the demand!

FROZEN themed Cookie Dough Cups recipe

I don’t know what else I have to say to convince you to try this recipe. It’s like a peanut butter cup but filled with eggless, safe-to-eat sugar cookie dough. Or you could purchase Dorothy’s book and make yourself Death by Chocolate Brownie Layer Cake, Milky Way Pie, S’morescake, or Lemon Meringue Pie Fudge. Basically I’m telling you to get your fat pants and Netflix and go to town. You’re welcome.

Sugar Cookie Dough Cups Recipe

Sugar Cookie Dough Cups

Sugar Cookie Dough Cups are like a peanut butter cup only better! Customize these candy cookie cups with sprinkles to match any holiday or party theme.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 12


  • 1 ⁄4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 ⁄2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons whole milk
  • 1 ⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 12 to 16 ounces vanilla-flavored melting chocolate
  • Sprinkles optional


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or with a hand mixer in a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the vanilla, milk, and flour.
  • Form the dough into a disk. Place between two sheets of waxed paper on a cutting board. Roll out to 1⁄4 inch thick. I like to peel the waxed paper off the top, then flip the dough over and peel it off the bottom after every few rolls so that it doesn’t stick. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
  • Using a 2-inch round cookie cutter, cut 24 circles of dough, rerolling as necessary. Place half the dough rounds on top of the other half, for a total of 12. Refrigerate until ready to assemble cups.
  • Melt the melting chocolate according to the package directions.
  • Line a standard 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of melting chocolate into the bottom of each liner, enough to coat the bottom. Tap the pan to settle the candy and release any air bubbles.
  • Place one cookie dough round in each muffin liner. Top with
1 to 2 tablespoons more melting chocolate, spreading as necessary to make sure that the two edges of chocolate meet. Tap the pan again to release air bubbles. Top with sprinkles. Refrigerate until set, about 1 hour. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. These can also be frozen.

I did cheat on the instructions a bit. I rolled out my dough into a large, round disc and refrigerated it before cutting it into circles. Whenever I have to put something round into a muffin tin I use a champagne fluted glass to cut the circles- it makes the most perfect portions!

Sugar Cookie Dough Cups Recipe from Dessert Mashups by Dorothy Kern


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14 Responses to “Sugar Cookie Dough Cups”

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    Danielle — December 10, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Hi Katrina. I was wondering if you could help me with this recipe. We are a big chocolate chip cookie dough fans, and I was wondering if you could tell me how I would go about using this instead of the sugar cookie dough. I’m a little confused as to the recipe and how to incorporate other ingredients.
    Thank you,

  2. #
    sheila — December 10, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    OH Boy! These look crazy yum!

  3. #
    Beth — December 11, 2014 at 7:51 am

    I have a sprinkle obsession too! They are too many containers to fit next to my spices now.. I’ll have to find a new spot 🙂

  4. #
    Lisa @ Garnish with Lemon — December 11, 2014 at 8:05 am

    These are adorable and would make perfect gifts!

  5. #
    Amanda — December 11, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Oh my word, these are so fun!!!

  6. #
    TidyMom — December 11, 2014 at 8:20 am

    these are a dream come true!! my girls will flip when I make these!!

  7. #
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — December 11, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Thank you so much my friend! They look PERFECT and I love all the holiday sprinkle ideas too!! <3

  8. #
    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — December 11, 2014 at 10:33 am

    These cookie cups are bookmark in my copy of Dorothy’s book. My girls want to make them so bad! 🙂 Love your sprinkle variations!

  9. #
    heather @french press — December 11, 2014 at 11:13 am

    LOVE this recipe! my kids would go nuts

  10. #
    Lauren+Kelly+Nutrition — December 11, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    These are so FUN! I need to make these for my kids and I need to get this book!!

  11. #
    Carla — December 11, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    I love peanut butter cups, so I can only imagine how much more I’d love these sugar cookie ones! I also love how you dressed them up for different occasions.

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    Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector) — December 12, 2014 at 7:21 am

    I saw these in the Dessert Mashups cookbook and instantly knew I would be making them! Yours came out so fabulous! Now I really can’t wait to try them! Don’t you just LOVE that cookbook? She did such a great job!!

  13. #
    Kelley @ Chef Savvy — December 28, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    These sugar cookie dough cups look amazing! I love all of the sprinkles!

  14. #
    Libbie — April 25, 2016 at 2:19 am

    These look really yummy, but I would’ve liked to see more step by step photographs? They almost look too perfect to be homemade….🤔

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