Easter Cookie Cups with Coconut Buttercream Frosting

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These charming, colorful and bright Easter Cookie Cups with Coconut Buttercream Frosting are sure to put a smile on your face! You can easily customize this recipe with whatever colors and Easter candy you like!

For more Easter desserts try these Sprinkles Easter Eggs or these easy Easter Rice Crispy Treats. The kids will love them!

Easy Easter Dessert Ideas

This Is One Of My Favorite Easy Easter Dessert Ideas

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.

The Homemade Buttercream Frosting Tastes Great With Everything

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.

Easter Cookie Recipe

Kids Love This Easter Cookie Recipe

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.

Easter Cookie Cups with Coconut Buttercream Frosting

Have a great weekend!!


Easter Cookie Cups with Coconut Buttercream Frosting

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Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
These charming, colorful and bright Easter Cookie Cups with homemade buttercream frosting will make you smile! You can easily customize this recipe with whatever colors and Easter candy you like! #easterdessert #eastercookies #eastercookiesrecipe #cookiecupsrecipe #easyeasterdessert #easterdessertideas #homemadefrosting #coconutbuttercreamfrosting #buttercreamfrostingrecipe #howtomakebuttercreamfrosting
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Calories: 88


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Grease a 24 mini-muffin pan with baking spray; set aside.
  • Press a tablespoon of cookie dough onto bottom and up the sides of each muffin cup.
  • Bake 11 to 13 minutes, or until light golden brown.
  • Cool completely in pan.

In the meantime, prepare the buttercream frosting.

  • Combine butter, powdered sugar, salt, coconut oil and extract in your mixer's bowl.
  • Mix on low speed until well blended; increase speed to medium and continue to beat until creamy and smooth.
  • Add water; continue to beat until thoroughly combined.
  • Add more water if needed for thinner consistency.
  • 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.
  • Pipe or spoon the buttercream into cooled cookie cups.
  • Top each cookie cup with Easter Candy.
  • Serve.


Nutrition Facts
Easter Cookie Cups with Coconut Buttercream Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 88 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 51mg2%
Potassium 17mg0%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 63IU1%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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.

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    1. Katerina Petrovska

      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. 😀

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      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! 🙂

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I'm Katerina, a cookie-maker & picture-taker! For me, eating is a moment to share, an enjoyment, a passion. I hope you enjoy my recipes!

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