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Red Velvet Cookie Cups

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Red Velvet Cookie Cups
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Servings 36
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A new favourite on holiday dessert platters -- delicious and easy-to-make red velvet cookie cups holding sweet cream cheese filling.
May 23, 2018

Ingredients

  • 1 pouch Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons red food colour
  • 1 egg

  • 140 g (from 250 g pkg) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups icing sugar

Steps

  • 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 centre. Cool in pan 5 minutes; press indentation into centre 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 icing 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

  • Tip 1
    Save time during the busy holidays by freezing baked unfilled cookie cups in airtight containers. Thaw when needed, and top with cream cheese filling.
  • Tip 2
    For a more polished look, spoon frosting into decorating bag fitted with star tip. Pipe frosting on top of each cookie cup.
  • Tip 3
    For an easy garnish, reserve cookie crumbs that cling to the spoon handle when creating the indentations; sprinkle over filling.

Nutrition Information

93.6 Calories, 6.3g Total Fat, 0.8g Protein, 9.2g Total Carbs, 5.8g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 36 cookie cups
Calories
93.6
Total Fat
6.3g
Saturated Fat
3.6g
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
21.9mg
Sodium
36mg
Total Carbs
9.2g
Dietary Fiber
0.1g
Sugars
5.8g
Protein
0.8g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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