These amazing Cherry Cream Pie Cookie Cups have an easy to make sugar cookie cup crust, are filled with a decadent and super simple cherry cream pie filling. Although cookie cups look time intensive, they are an EASY way to impress guests at any type of holiday party this year!
You guys. Is there a better way to use sugar cookie dough than to turn it into an actual cookie cup? I mean a soft, sweet, kind of adorable little sugar cookie cup that's perfect for cradling your favorite filling. It's pretty much the single best thing that has ever happened to a cookie. Even better is that this is a simple sugar cookie dough, no fuss, no chilling dough. You can have a BUNCH of these babies ready in no time at all.
Have I mentioned that I love doing fun things with cookies and cookie dough? I'm sure you guys had no idea because I "never" post cookie recipes (I always post cookies). Like these lemon sugar cookie bars that will knock your fancy socks off with just one bite or these super easy Easter sugar cookies, or these peanut butter filled brownie cookies that you can literally make a meal out of and not even feel bad.
Let's talk about this cherry cream pie filling. Of course I could have gone with the typical cream pies like banana, coconut, chocolate. But, you know me, when I'm working my mind goes to crazy places, and I feel the need to be different. Cherry cream pie filling is the absolute best kind of different that there ever was!
I LOVE cherry pie in the fall. Especially with a big dollop of whipped cream on top. Then you kind of mix that cream into the filling and it's like heaven. That's where this came from.
We use canned cherry pie filling so that these treats can stay on our easy to make dessert list. Let's be honest. Life in general gets a little crazy around the holidays. We don't always have time to spend hours baking. That's where treats like this come in. One recipe makes 24 cookie cups so that you can satisfy many a sweet tooth with them, they look quite impressive and not like something you just threw together, they come together in about 30 minutes. Major holiday season win here.
If you're in need of a little holiday dessert inspiration, I suggest you start here. You and your guests will not be disappointed!
***Printable Recipe For You Below***
I hope you enjoy these creamy cookie cup treats as much as my family has! ~Nichole
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- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 24 count mini muffin tin with non-stick spray.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer with paddle attachment, or in a large bowl using hand held mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg, vanilla, and almond extracts mixing well and scraping down sides of bowl as needed.
- In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients with mixer running (I do this in thirds) just until mixture is combined.
- Evenly distribute dough between the 24 muffin cups.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes until cups are cooked through in the center.
- Remove pan from oven, and gently use the bottom of a measuring teaspoon to press down the center of each cookie cup.
- Allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes, before removing from pan to cool completely before filling.
- Using your stand mixer with paddle attachment, or large bowl with hand mixer, combine the cream cheese and pie filling over medium speed until fluffy and well mixed.
- Pipe or spoon the filling into the cookie cups.
- Top with whipping cream and/or cherries as desired.