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Holiday Mini Mint Cookie Cups

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  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 24
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Get into the holiday spirit with our Holiday Mini Mint Cookie Cups made with Betty Crocker chocolate chunk cookie mix and peppermint extract.
By Brooke Lark
Updated May 24, 2022
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  • 1 pouch (17.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ Double Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix
  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 8 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Red and green food color
  • 24 hard round peppermint candies, unwrapped


  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Generously grease 24 mini muffin cups with shortening or cooking spray. Generously sprinkle with unsweetened cocoa powder or flour; tap off any excess.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, stir together cookie mix, 1/2 cup of the butter and the egg until dough forms. Roll dough into 1-inch balls; place each ball in mini muffin cup.
  • 3
    Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until set.
  • 4
    Remove muffin pan from oven. With rounded handle of wooden rolling pin, press small indentation into each cookie to form cup. Cool completely before removing from muffin cups.
  • 5
    Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat powdered sugar, remaining 1 cup butter and the peppermint extract with electric mixer on medium-high speed until well combined.
  • 6
    Place half of frosting in each of 2 separate bowls; tint 1 red and other green with food color. Spoon each frosting into separate disposable plastic decorating bag. Pinch tip of each bag together; snip about 1 inch up. Slide both bags into third decorating bag fitted with large star tip.
  • 7
    Pipe frosting into each cookie cup. Garnish each with peppermint candy.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Feeling lazy? Try omitting the frosting from this recipe and just pressing mini chocolate-mint candy cups into the center of your cookies as soon as you take them out of the oven! An easy, tasty twist!
  • tip 2
    Disposable plastic decorating bags and tips can be purchased in the baking section of most craft stores.


Nutrition Facts are not available for this recipe
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