Cherry-Lime Mascarpone Cookie Cups

Cherry-Lime Mascarpone Cookie Cups: Refrigerated sugar-cookie dough baked into a cup and filled with a creamy, flavorful mascarpone mixture made with cherry liqueur and lime juice.

Cherry-Lime Mascarpone Cookie Cups | www.diethood.com | Sugar-cookie dough baked into a cup and filled with a creamy mascarpone mixture made with cherry liqueur and lime juice. | #recipe #dessert



I had evvvery intention of making you a fancy cherry cake. One that would include butter and flour and copious amounts of sugar… Instead, I reached for the refrigerated cookie-dough and made you these ohmeGod, amayyyyzing, bite-size, insanely good, Cherry-Lime Mascarpone Cookie Cups. 

Baking from scratch on a hot summer day takes too much effort, you know? Besides, I had plans – I had to take the kids to the zoo.

Which reminds me… have I told you about how I don’t like zoos?? I always feel really, really bad for the animals! I think, oh my gosh, they are caged up only because people like me are willing to pay to come and see them in an environment that is not their own!! They can’t hunt, they can’t run, they just can’t do their thing! I just feel horrible!

I’m telling you – zoos are fun, but not right. Just my opinion.

But, on the other hand, I am willing to eat some of their meat… so yeah… a bit of a hypocrite, I know.

Cherry-Lime Mascarpone Cookie Cups | www.diethood.com | Sugar-cookie dough baked into a cup and filled with a creamy mascarpone mixture made with cherry liqueur and lime juice. | #recipe #dessert

SO, as I stood in my kitchen and evaluated my desire to make a cake, I thought, are my readers willing to bake-from-scratch in the middle of July?? Maybe not. Are my readers willing to bake a fancy dessert that requires all of about 15 minutes? Of course they are!!

Cherry-Lime Mascarpone Cookie Cups | www.diethood.com | Sugar-cookie dough baked into a cup and filled with a creamy mascarpone mixture made with cherry liqueur and lime juice. | #recipe #dessert

And you know what’s really amazing? How these cookie cups just happen. While in the oven, it looks like you completely botched ’em up, but as soon as they come out, the middle deflates and your cookie cup is ready to be taken to the next level. And the next level could be anything you want.

For the reasons that I like to keep tubs of mascarpone in my fridge, aaaand because I like to spend 20$ on a 2-pound bag of cherries (crazy-expenzivo!), I decided on a filling that would include those two babes, plus a squeeze of my summer-favorite, lime juice.

The cookie cups are also topped with fresh cherries – UM, yes! (insert fist-pump)
Cherry-Lime Mascarpone Cookie Cups | www.diethood.com | Sugar-cookie dough baked into a cup and filled with a creamy mascarpone mixture made with cherry liqueur and lime juice. | #recipe #dessert

Sweet and chewy, fresh and summery, these cookie cups are a delectable treat. A very, very good treat. Buhlieve.

ENJOY!

Cherry-Lime Mascarpone Cookie Cups | www.diethood.com | Sugar-cookie dough baked into a cup and filled with a creamy mascarpone mixture made with cherry liqueur and lime juice. | #recipe #dessert

Cherry-Lime Mascarpone Sugar Cookie Cups

Katerina | Diethood
Refrigerated sugar-cookie dough baked into a cup and filled with a creamy, flavorful mascarpone mixture made with cherry liqueur and lime juice.
Servings : 24 servings
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tube (16.5-oz.) Refrigerated Sugar-Cookie Dough (I used Pillsbury)
  • 1 tub (8-oz.) Mascarpone cheese (Italian Cream Cheese)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 limes , juiced
  • 1 tablespoon cherry liqueur (if you don't have any, you can use vanilla extract)
  • 24 fresh cherries (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Grease a 24 mini-muffin tin with cooking spray.
  • Press a tablespoon of cookie dough onto bottom and up the sides of each muffin cup.
  • Bake 8 to 9 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned.
  • Remove from oven and cool completely in the pan.
In the meantime, prepare the filling.
  • Combine mascarpone, powdered sugar, lime juice and cherry liqueur in your mixer's bowl; with electric mixer on medium-high, cream the mixture until thoroughly combined and smooth.
  • Remove cooled cookie cups from pan.
  • Spoon or pipe the mascarpone mixture into the cooled cookie cups.
  • Garnish with a fresh cherry on top of each cookie cup.
  • Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  • Serve.

Notes

RECIPE SOURCE: DIETHOOD The Cookie Cups will stay good for 3 to 4 days, as long as they are refrigerated. Remove from fridge and let stand on counter for 10 minutes before you are ready to serve.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 28 kcal | Carbohydrates: 7 g | Protein: 0 g | Fat: 0 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 0 mg | Potassium: 23 mg | Fiber: 0 g | Sugar: 6 g | Vitamin A: 10 IU | Vitamin C: 2.1 mg | Calcium: 3 mg | Iron: 0.1 mg | Net Carbs: 7 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookie cups, easy dessert recipes, summer desserts
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19 comments on “Cherry-Lime Mascarpone Cookie Cups”

  1. I would eat all of those ingredients individually… but putting them together makes it even better. 🙂

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie

    Yum! I went black cherry picking this week and am completely cherry obsessed right now. Now if I can stop eating them long enough to bake anything with them…

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    Girl, these are absolutely gorgeous! And that filling with the fresh cherry on top…yes, please! I want to stuff like 10 into my mouth!!!

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    Megan {Country Cleaver}

    Flava FLAVVVV!!! These are so gorgeous! What a great treat for summer – without heating up the whole house for a cake! Brilliant.

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