#Christmas Cookie Cups

So I’ve posted some from-scratch cupcake recipes from my friend’s blog, Got Cache?, that are absolutely delicious & sure to please, but if your family is anything like mine sometimes a quick & easy Christmas treat is all you can find time for between work, getting ready for Christmas day, & all the wonderful holiday celebrations with friends & family! While I love to bake & never go anywhere without bringing food or a baked good (guess that’s the southern breeding in me), often I go back to that semi-homemade concept I am such a fan of! You can make a tasty treat & put love & thoughtfulness into it without stressing yourself out & wasting the hours that seem in such short supply even more so this time of year! So my easy, festive, & yummy recipe of the day…

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Christmas Cookie Cups

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Supplies needed: refrigerated cookie dough, chocolate chips, sprinkles, baking spray, & a mini muffin/cupcake pan

*Quick side note before we get down to business: You’ll notice I didn’t specify a specific flavor of cookie dough or chocolate chip. Here’s why… it doesn’t matter lol That’s part of what I love about this recipe, endless possibilities! Just this week I have made: chocolate chip cookie dough with mint & dark chocolate chips (seasonal Nestle variety), peanut butter dough with semi-sweet chips & sprinkles, & chocolate chip dough with milk chocolate chips & sprinkles. So grab your favorite refrigerated dough and whatever chips your heart desires & lets get cooking!

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Preheat your oven to 350 degrees & spray your pan with baking spray. Fill the cups about 3/4 of the way full with your dough. Bake for about 13 minutes. Peanut butter ones take less cooking time… if you are unsure of how long to leave them in the oven, consult the refrigerated dough’s packaging.

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As soon as they are cooked, I use the back of a serving spoon to make the cups a little deeper so more chips will fit!

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While the cookies are still in the pan, fill your cups with your chips & add some sprinkles if you want! Important tip: let your cookies cool COMPLETELY for easy, break free removal!! I’ve learned the hard way on this one… don’t want the bottoms left in the pan! After they are cool, spinning them a bit as you are taking them out helps too!

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And in less than 20 minutes from start to finish, you have your cookie cups all ready to go!

Another thing I love about this recipe idea is one tube of refrigerated dough makes between 20 – 24 cookie cups (depending on how full you fill them) so you can quickly make lots of perfectly bite size goodies for any party or get-together! Let me know if you give these a try! And in case I don’t have the time to post again today… Merry Christmas Eve!!!

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