Charming, colorful and bright Easter Cookie Cups filled with a sweet and luscious Coconut Buttercream Frosting.

Easter Cookie Cups with Coconut Buttercream Frosting Diethood Easter Cookie Cups with Coconut Buttercream Frosting

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Say hello to the easiest AND cutest Easter dessert/snack/cookie recipe, ever. EVER!

But first. You guys! It’s Friday! It’s my second most favorite day of the week! Sunday is my first. Until 5 p.m.
After 5 p.m., I dislike Sunday just as much as Monday because I get all frantic, trying to finish up all those Sunday to-do things, in an attempt to get something done before the new week starts.

Also? Yesterday I made Grapefruit Sorbet… um… ew. Not good. I quickly made-up for it by eating a huge bowl of Chocolate Granola with this coconut buttercream frosting on the side. I just had to. I also watched Full House. Then Friends. I ♥ Nick at Nite!

Obviously, my day ended well.

Coconut Buttercream Frosting Cookie Cups Diethood Easter Cookie Cups with Coconut Buttercream Frosting

So. Today, you are doing this. Yes, you. Know why? Because these Easter cookie cups are SO easy and they are face-stuffing worthy. No joke, I popped 3 of ‘em in 2.2 seconds. When I reached for the fourth cookie, my 4-year old started to whine because I was eating her food. What the?!? When did she learn to talk?

I must be going through a cookie withdrawal phase because that is all I want to eat. Aaaaaand coconut buttercream frosting. OH MY WORD! I can live on this stuff! Don’t worry, I balance it out with a few Banana Oats Chocolate Chip Cookies. Considering I’m being a huge hypocrite and providing you a recipe with refrigerated cookie dough, I feel that the frosting should make up for it. Right? Ohhhh, just wait and see… you will most definitely agree.

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Have a great weekend!!


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Easter Cookie Cups with Coconut Buttercream Frosting
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Charming, colorful and bright Easter Cookie Cups filled with a sweet and luscious Coconut Buttercream Frosting.
Serves: Makes 24 Cookie Cups
  • 1 package (16-ounces) refrigerated Cookie Dough (I've used Sugar Cookie Dough and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough to make these cups)
For the Coconut Buttercream
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract or vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • food colors
  • Easter Candy
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Grease a 24 mini-muffin pan with baking spray; set aside.
  3. Press a tablespoon of cookie dough onto bottom and up the sides of each muffin cup.
  4. Bake 11 to 13 minutes, or until light golden brown.
  5. Cool completely in pan.
In the meantime, prepare the buttercream frosting.
  1. Combine butter, powdered sugar, salt, coconut oil and extract in your mixer's bowl.
  2. Mix on low speed until well blended; increase speed to medium and continue to beat until creamy and smooth.
  3. Add water; continue to beat until thoroughly combined.
  4. Add more water if needed for thinner consistency.
  5. Divide up the frosting into 3 or 4 bowls and mix in 2 to 3 drops of food color into each bowl; mix until thoroughly combined.
  6. Pipe or spoon the buttercream into cooled cookie cups.
  7. Top each cookie cup with Easter Candy.
  8. Serve.
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  1. Lisa April 11, 2014 at 11:37 AM - Reply

    Is this better with vanilla or coconut extract?

    • Katerina Petrovska April 11, 2014 at 11:43 AM - Reply

      Hi Lisa! It depends… if you really like the taste of coconut, add coconut extract. I love coconut, but the coconut oil was enough – it smelled and tasted very coconutty. :-D

  2. Valerie April 2, 2014 at 1:17 PM - Reply

    Too cute, Katerina…too cute.
    P.S. I’ll take the grapefruit sorbet off your hands!

  3. Maggie Unzueta @ Mama Maggie's Kitchen March 31, 2014 at 9:28 AM - Reply

    Absolutely adorable yummies. I have to pin this!

  4. Tonia March 31, 2014 at 8:53 AM - Reply

    So cute…and coconut buttercream frosting? Love it!!

  5. Teresa March 30, 2014 at 5:25 PM - Reply

    Love this idea. Where are you finding coconut oil?

    • Katerina Petrovska March 30, 2014 at 5:29 PM - Reply

      Hi! You can find it at places like Whole Foods, or even Target. Also, my local grocery store carries it – it’s in the “organic” foods section. I hope you find it because it is really, really good! :)

  6. Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen March 29, 2014 at 3:28 PM - Reply

    So cute, Kate! And…coconut buttercream. Yum!

  7. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen March 29, 2014 at 1:17 PM - Reply

    These are adorable, Kate!

  8. Angie@Angie's Recipes March 29, 2014 at 11:52 AM - Reply

    They are cute and festive!

  9. Mary Frances @ The Sweet Tooth Life March 29, 2014 at 7:18 AM - Reply

    The buttercream serving size is by the bowl, right? Because I need a bowl ASAP!

  10. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen March 28, 2014 at 5:24 PM - Reply

    Adorable Easter cookie cups, Kate! Beautiful styling and photography. Pinning!

  11. A_Boleyn March 28, 2014 at 2:46 PM - Reply

    Sweet Easter treats. I’m glad there are no kiddies in my family to make this for.

  12. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) March 28, 2014 at 10:55 AM - Reply

    These are seriously so gorgeous!!!

  13. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet March 28, 2014 at 10:32 AM - Reply

    So cute!!! Love the colors in these treats!

  14. Lori @ RecipeGirl March 28, 2014 at 9:05 AM - Reply

    These are adorable Easter goodies!

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