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.

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


Yield: 12

Prep Time:45 minutes

Total Time:1 hour 45 minutes

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.


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)


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Melt the melting chocolate according to the package directions.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.


  • These are a big dose of sweet! To make them more bite-size, use a mini muffin pan, with mini muffin liners and a 1-inch round cookie cutter. You can also make these with your favorite flavor of cookie dough. Just substitute 1 tablespoon of milk for each egg called for in the recipe to make an eggless cookie dough, and you can omit any leavening that is called for. Use vanilla or chocolate candy melts,depending on your cookie dough flavor.

Images © In Katrina's Kitchen |  Recipe used with permission from Dessert Mashups

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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