Easter Basket Cookie Cups

Cookies · Holidays · March 25, 2015

Easter Basket Cookie Cups - SO cute and yummy! Peanut Butter cookies with buttercream frosting and M&Ms { lilluna.com }

Easter is almost here!!

I’m kinda freaking out about it. I feel like the holiday just snuck up on me wayyy too fast, and I’m trying to make sure my kids can do some fun and festive Easter activities before it comes. Back in Arizona, we usually had Egg Hunts with my in-laws, one with my extended family, one at church and one with my own little family. Yes, 4 is a LOT but they were never really big. Now that we’re away from home we’ll try and have one at church and we’ll be sure to have at least one Glow-in-the-Dark Egg Hunt. It has become tradition, and even the hubby and I like taking part in this fun activity.

Back in Arizona, my mom and aunts are meeting today to discuss the Easter menu for all the Lunas. They always have the most incredible food, and I’m a little sad I’ll be missing it. One of the recipes that is always made are these Easter Basket Cookie Cups that my Aunt Chris makes each year. They are DELICIOUS and always gone in minutes. If you love peanut butter cookies (or you can make them regular) and delicious frosting and M&Ms, then you’ll agree that these little beauties are the BEST!

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Here is the printable recipe:

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Easter Basket Cookie Cups
 
Ingredients
  • 1 C. Sugar
  • 1 C. Brown Sugar
  • 1 C. Shortening
  • 1 C. Peanut Butter
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ C. Milk
  • 3½ Flour
  • 2 tsp. Baking Soda
Butter cream frosting
  • ½ C. Unsalted butter
  • 3-4 C. Powdered sugar
  • ¼ C. Milk
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine sugars, shortening, peanut butter, salt and vanilla. Mix well. Add eggs and milk, mix until creamy. Fold in flour and baking soda.
  2. With a large cookie scoop, place dough in the cup of a greased muffin tin.
  3. Using a tart press or something similar make an indent into each scoop. This will help mold the dough into the muffin cup.
  4. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. They will rise when baking and will set down once taken out of the oven. Let cool completely.
Frosting:
  1. Combine butter, milk, vanilla and 2 cups of your powdered sugar in a large bowl. Mix till smooth and creamy, about 5 minutes. Then add the remaining powdered sugar and food coloring of your choice.
  2. Pipe your frosting into your cookie cups and top with Peanut Butter M&Ms. ENJOY!

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These are SOOO good!

Now, you are totally welcome to change things up and use your own favorite Peanut Butter Cookie recipe. OR you can even change it up even more and make it a regular Cookie dough (with or without chips). 🙂

No matter how you make them I know you’ll love them!

For even more yummy Easter treats, be sure to check out:

Easter Oreo Bark - so festive, delicious and only takes 5 minutes to put together! { lilluna.com } Recipe includes vanilla candy coating, Easter m&m's, oreos, and sprinkles!

Easter Oreo Bark

Super easy and Delicious Carrot Chocolate Covered Strawberries recipe on { lilluna.com } An easy little treat!!!

Carrot Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Or turn them into Pudding Cups:

Carrot Strawberry Pudding Cups - cute and perfect for Easter! { lilluna.com } Chocolate pudding with crushed oreos and a carrot strawberry!

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Dezi A

These are so cute! I’ve never seen anything like these, I’m gonna have to try them.

Amy [email protected]

So festive and adorable!!!

Janet

The Easter Basket Cookie Cups look lovely! How many does this recipe make?

Hazel

Are these made in a regular muffin tin or a mini muffin tin?

Maryellen

These look amazing! Question. Would it work to substitute butter for the shortening?

    Lil' Luna

    I think it would be just fine, and think an equal substitution would work. If you try it, could you let me know how it goes so others who have the same question can do it?

      Maryellen

      I made them substituting two sticks of butter for the cup of shortening and they were delicious!

        Lil' Luna

        We love them!!! I’m glad you like them. Thank you for sharing!!

Shannon

Did you use a regular muffin pan or mini muffin pan? Also how many does this make?? Thanks very much

Bollywood dancers

These are TOO cute!

    Lil' Luna

    Thank you!! And, they taste delicious! Thanks for stopping by!

Marnie P

Did you use a regular muffin tin or a mini muffin tin? And how many does this recipe make? Thanks! These are super cute and look yummy.

    Lil' Luna

    I used a regular size one, but could definitely be made in the mini ones. Thank you and hope you’ll give them a try!

      Anita Blood

      How many regular muffin cookies does this make? Please reply, this question has been asked several times. Thanks

        Jessie

        I just made these, and I got 24 regular muffin tin size AND 24 mini muffin tin size. Hope this helps!!

        Marguerite

        I made these today and I got about 22 ice cream scoop size cups. I made them in regular size muffin pans

Julie

Could there be a way to make these without the peanut butter – more of a vanilla cookie – for kids who can’t eat nuts?

Jessie

For everyone asking, I just made these, and I got 24 regular muffin tin size AND 24 mini muffin tin size. So…this recipe makes a ton. If you don’t need that many, you can probably easily cut the recipe in half. And they taste great, too!!

Ms. Smith

These were great! I loved the consistency, it was just like a wanted, similar to a cookie bar. I added dark chocolate chips, which were a hit. The final product turned out just like the photos, so cute! Thanks for the recipe!

    Lil' Luna

    I’m glad they were a hit! Great idea about adding dark choc chips! Thank you!

volcan

Right on the spot before Christmas 🙂 Thank you kristi

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