SHAMROCK COOKIE CUPS

You know me and my festive desserts! Could not resist whipping up a few for the Luck of the Irish Day coming Up! So I have to tell you a story about these little cookie cups. This was an ingenious idea I had in my mind and I didn't think it was going to turn out but when you have an idea and it does turn out, for some reason there's extra excitement in the air not to mention, sugary treats in mine and my families bellies! 
Yum


So, I had to let the sugar cookie dough soften a little and then knead in the green food coloring with my hands. I rolled it in wax paper in an even smaller long piece so that I could cut 24 pieces for the mini muffin cups instead of 12 for big ones. I suppose you could do big ones if you wanted to, but I had to save at least half the calories, ha ha. Plus they're just so cute as minis! I made them on a Friday morning. Mr. Nine came home for lunch and we decided to try them together. I popped one in my mouth first and by the look on my face he was worried. I will tell you kids, I did not love it. The cookie was just too hard. But you see I had to bake them that long because it look like the cookie was all running together in the muffin tins and I would have no little opening for my yummy cheesecake filling. Mr. Nine thought they were just OK. So since we're cutting back on sugar, I threw half of them out and put the other half in a container to take to the ladies at work. 


When my BFF stuck one in her mouth she was like oh my goodness you didn't like this? This is delicious!!!! So I decided to give it another whirl and friends, yes, they were indeed suddenly DE-LISH!!!!! And I was thinking: what have I done by throwing half of those out? The cookie cup had softened and suddenly the flavors blended together in a soft sugar cookie and cream cheese goodness!

Think of the different decorating possibilities!


Like these with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

What you'll need

SHAMROCK COOKIE CUPS  
Ingredients
One package of sugar cookie dough
Green food coloring
8 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup cool whip topping
Mini Muffin Tin
Embellishments Like candy shamrocks and green sugar.

Directions
Put cookie dough out to soften for about a half an hour, put in a large bowl and sprinkle in some green coloring and mix well with your hands until desired color. Roll up in wax paper in an even longer smaller roll and put in the refrigerator for about an hour. Preheat your oven to 350°. Cut sugar cookie dough into 24 slices which is going to go into the greased mini muffin tin pan. Press the tale of the sides to create a little bowl. Bake for about 12 minutes or until the edges start to try to go to brown color. Allow about 10 to 15 minutes to cool. Transfer them to wax paper by either inverting the pan or what I did was take a sharp knife and loosen them a bit and they pop right out. Make your cream cheese filling by beating the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until creamy and folding in the whip cream. You can either spoon the cheesecake filling in or pipe it in like I did in each cookie dent. Top with your choice of embellishments or fruit. Store these cookie cups in the refrigerator.

33 comments:

  1. Looks good! My husband would be all excited if I made these. (If, is the keyword, cannot do it since I'm ya know boring right now LOL!)

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  2. These look delicious and so festive! I wanted to let you know we tried the Buddha bowls and they were such a hit! Thanks for the idea!

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  3. Totally making these, I host our family's St. Patrick's Day party and with a maiden name like O'Donnell you can bet it's a good one! These will be a perfect addition!

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  4. These are so cute! I'm definitely going to make these for a St Patrick's Day potluck!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  5. They are as cute as can be. What were you thinking throwing them out?!?!?! I can see them softening up a bit and coming together with a bit of time. They sound delicious! Have a great Fat Tuesday!

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  6. Cookie cups?! What a fun idea. Funny how they tasted different later though. Did Mr Nine give them another try?

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  7. Cookie cups?!?! Omg I need to try this! I'm such a cookie lover and I always request cookie cake!! These are too cute :)

    Brittany :)
    www.kingdomofsequins.com

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  8. Mr. Nine didn't like these?! Shame. On. Him! LOL! But I guess kudos are in order for cutting back on sugar!

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  9. These are SO cute!! They also look very yummy! :-)

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  10. I am pretty certain I could almost taste these as I read your post. Mmmm, with a cup of coffee. Yes, please.

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  11. What a cute idea, Andrea! I love that you made the cookie cups green for St. Patrick's Day, so festive! That's too funny that you threw them away thinking they weren't good. So many recipes are better the second day!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  12. You are always making me hungry over here on your blog ;)
    I love all the festive things. Makes yummies even sweeter.

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  13. Cheesecake AND cookie cups! Oh man. That sounds so good! I'm glad they actually turned out in the end!

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  14. Oh Yum! Cookie cups? Who knew? Pinning to share! Very festive for St. Pat's! Thanks Andrea for linking up this week at Brag About It!!

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  15. What fun little treats! How can it be St. Patrick's day already - 2017 is flying!

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  16. You always have the cutest stinking recipes! These are adorable! I need to up my St. Patty's Day game! I don't ever do anything and I totally should since we're part Irish!

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  17. Oh my- too adorable! We're not Irish at all, but maybe we can get into the spirit with some of these! :)

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  18. These remind me of the green beer we used to imbibe on the day!! Green, green & more green---and I never get tired of it!
    These turned out fabulous, Andrea!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  19. Those look yummy! It's funny how some cookies need to rest before they taste amazing :)

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  20. These sound yummy and just in time; we're heading out to the grocery store today!

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  21. Haha, yes green is defenitely THE 2017 color!😂😂

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  22. These are so fun!! I want to make some sort of themed treat for my kiddos this year!

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  23. Those are so cute! They look delicious too! Anything with Cool Whip is a win in my book.

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  24. These look great! I love making green desserts in March. ;)

    The How-to Guru

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  25. I love this cookie cup twist for St. Patrick's Day. So fun! Visiting from #ThursdayFavoriteThings

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  26. These are really cute, and so festive! Happy Thursday! Megs

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  27. These look fantastic for celebrating St Patricks Day, nice and easy too, I think I'll give them a go.
    #recipesharingparty

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  28. Wow these look so tasty! I can't wait to try them!

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  29. These look delicious. Thanks for sharing, I found you on the Inspire Me Wednesday Link party!

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  30. Hi beautiful, such cute little desserts an d so perfect for St. Paddy'a day. Thanks Andrea for sharing your sweet treats at DI&DI.

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  31. I like that you made them minis! That way you feel less guilty about eating two ;) Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday this week!

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  32. These are super cute not to mention they must be so yummy! And yes you can even use the base for all kinds of cookie cups and different occasions. Pinning.

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  33. Congratulations!
    Your recipe was featured on Full Plate Thursday and we pinned it to our features board! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us and hope you will come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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