During the holidays I’m always looking for quick and easy treats to share. Make these Festive Cookie Cupcakes starting with refrigerated cookie dough and homemade cream cheese frosting. Add holiday sprinkles and you’ve got a pretty and tasty addition for your holiday baking.
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I’ve been making these for several years, but I’ve never thought to make them into holiday treats.
Christmas Cookie Cupcakes
I use a mini cupcake pan, lined with Christmas cupcake liners. You can choose any variation of cookie dough that you like most. Chocolate chip is always a favorite at my house.
Let the cookie dough sit for about 10 minutes before rolling each one into a ball.
Place the balls into a lined cupcake pan.
These need to bake for 12-14 minutes depending upon your oven. Check them at 12 minutes because you don’t want them to overbake.
While the cupcakes are baking, make the cream cheese frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting
Delicious and easy frosting for cakes, cupcakes, and cookies.
- 1/5 Cup Butter (Softened)
- 1 8 oz Block of Cream Cheese (Softened)
- 5 Cups Powdered Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
Allow butter and cream cheese to soften.
Cream butter and cream cheese in a mixing bowl.
Add vanilla extract and beat on medium for 1 minute.
Sift powdered sugar, one cup at a time and add to mixing bowl.
Mix on medium until incorporated. Repeat until 5 cups have been added.
Add frosting to piping bag and use a tip to form peaks on each cupcake.
Refrigerate any unused frosting in air tight container for up to 3 days.
The center of the cookie cupcakes will fall slightly during baking. That’s okay because it creates an indentation for the frosting.
Allow the cupcakes to cool completely before frosting. Use a piping bag and tip to add the frosting to each cookie cupcake. I have to admit, I always have a hard time forming the peaks. Fortunately, Gloria came over and added the frosting for me. She used the 2M tip for these.
Use an assortment of holiday sprinkles to give them a fun, festive look for Christmas.
These are super easy to put together and great for times when you are short on time, but still want to make something tasty and cute.
I love the Santa Candy toppers. I’ve seen cute wreath ones, too.
Ingredients and Supplies for Festive Cookie Cupcakes
- Refrigerated cookie dough
- Cream cheese
- Powdered Sugar
- Vanilla Extract
- Mini Muffin Pan
- Mini Muffin Pan Liners
- Piping Bag
- Holiday Sprinkles
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Festive Cookie Cupcakes
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