I blame Pinterest for these Easter Cookies… let me explain. Pinterest always makes me feel inadequate. I go on there hunting around for inspiration and always leave the site feeling like I should be weaving my own Easter Baskets and then dip dyeing my handmade sparkled Easter Eggs into homemade dye that I made with beets.
Oh! Or baking a cake stuffed with a cheesecake inside topped with homemade chocolate ganache buttercream, then decorated with fondant flowers that I’ve created in my free time. While I’m at it I should probably be sewing my own aprons and creating leather headbands from scratch…then rhinestoning my initials into every piece of clothing that I own.
I call this Pinterest syndrome- much like Michael’s syndrome in which when I enter the craft store I all of a sudden turn into Martha Stewart and decide to etch my own glass by hand or stencil furniture or something.
This is exhausting- is anyone else exhausted? Let’s simplify a little bit, it is Monday after all.
All I needed was a cute little Easter treat to give to some friends of mine, nothing crazy complicated… So these little cookie cup creations were exactly what I needed to make. Seriously easy, cute, and fun. Can’t ask for more than that!
Recipe after the jump!
Easter Candy Cookie Cups
recipe for your favorite chocolate chip cookie dough
chocolate frosting (yep, the canned kind is fine)
Mix up the cookie dough, refrigerate for 6-8 hours. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a cupcake tin with liners.
Drop about 2 tablespoons of dough into each cupcake liner, pressing down slightly with your fingers to even it out. Bake for 10-15 minutes depending on how thick your dough is in the liner.
As soon as you remove the cookies from the oven press down the middles of them to create an indent- I used a small ice cream scoop. Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then remove to cool fully on a wire rack.
Using a piping bag, pipe icing into the indentations and then fill with candy!