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Buttercream Cookie Cups How-To

pink champagne buttercream cookie cups
Fête the bride-to-be with these elegant (yet easy) desserts. MORE+ LESS-
By Arlene Cummings

These beautiful and tasty cookie cups are elegant enough to serve for a big day, like a wedding or an engagement party. The best part? They are super simple to make. I just love the blush pink color. There is no need to spend a fortune having a baker or pastry chef make little desserts for the party tables. These can be made in advance and taste even better than they look.

Pillsbury® Ready to Bake!™ refrigerated sugar cookies make the best base for these cups.

a package of Pillsbury Ready to Bake refrigerated sugar cookies, a bottle of champagne, butter, food coloring and powdered sugar on a table

You can bake them in a mini muffin tin and then use the end of a wooden spoon to press an indentation into them.

sugar cookie chunks in a mini muffin pan. cookie dough formed into cups in mini muffin pan

The pink champagne buttercream frosting makes these cups elegant and delicious. The combination of the butter and champagne is so unique. If you don’t want to use alcohol, you can substitute sparkling grape juice for the champagne and still get a similar flavor.

Once the cups are cool, they are ready to be frosted and decorated.

a bowl of pink champagne buttercream frosting. pink champagne buttercream frosting being piped into a baked cookie cup

I picked up some tiny white pearls in the cake decorating aisle at the craft store. They make the cookie cups beautiful. You won’t believe that something that looks so special and tastes so yummy could be so easy to make!

buttercream cookie cups