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Red Velvet Cookie Cups

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Servings 36

A new favorite on holiday dessert platters -- delicious and easy-to-make red velvet cookie cups holding sweet cream cheese filling. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

Cookie Cups

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1
tablespoon unsweetened baking cocoa
1/2
cup butter, softened
2
teaspoons red food color
1
egg

Filling

5
oz cream cheese, softened
2
tablespoons butter, softened
1/4
teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4
cups powdered sugar

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, stir Cookie Cup ingredients until soft dough forms. Shape into 36 (1 1/4-inch) balls (about 1 tablespoon each); place in ungreased mini muffin cups.
  • 2
    Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set when lightly touched in center. Cool in pan 5 minutes; press indentation into center of each with end of wooden spoon, cleaning off end with paper towel when needed. Remove from pan to cooling rack; cool completely.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat cream cheese, 2 tablespoons butter and the vanilla with electric mixer on low speed about 1 minute or until well combined. Slowly add powdered sugar, beating on low speed until well blended. Increase speed to medium; beat 1 minute.
  • 4
    Spoon filling into resealable food-storage plastic bag. Snip off corner of bag. Gently insert cut corner of bag into indentation in each cookie cup. Squeeze bag to fill opening, about 2 teaspoons per cookie cup. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

  • Save time during the busy holidays by freezing baked unfilled cookie cups in airtight containers. Thaw when needed, and top with cream cheese filling.
  • For a more polished look, spoon frosting into decorating bag fitted with star tip. Pipe frosting on top of each cookie cup.
  • For an easy garnish, reserve cookie crumbs that cling to the spoon handle when creating the indentations; sprinkle over filling.
  • If using 20% more cookie mix, add 1 tablespoon water with the mix, butter and egg.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie Cup
Calories
120
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
20mg
6%
Sodium
85mg
3%
Potassium
20mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
18g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
12g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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