Peach Buttercream Cookie Cups

Where do I start with these?  I haven’t made a fun dessert or baking in a week or so.  I was due to try my luck with something fun and easy.

I’ve done a cookie cup before and I do know that my cups don’t turn out as nice as I’d like them to be.  The top seems to crumble apart.  So this time I tried to bake them a bit longer to see if that would do the trick.  First batch they did fall apart a bit more than the second batch.  However, it doesn’t matter with these pretty little things.  They taste delicious and are so fun to make!

INGREDIENTS

Cups
1 package (16 oz) Pillsbury® Ready to Bake!™ refrigerated sugar cookies
Peach Buttercream
1 cup butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup sparkling peach juice (no alcohol for the kiddos)
1 to 2 drops red and yellow food color to get the peach color
Decorations
White candy sprinkles, if desired

DIRECTIONS

1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 24 mini muffin cups with cooking spray.
2 Remove cookie dough rounds from tray. Place 1 cookie dough round in each muffin cup. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown.
3 Using end of wooden spoon, carefully press into center of each baked cookie to make 1-inch-wide indentation. Remove cookies from muffin cups onto cooling rack. Cool while making Champagne Buttercream.
4 In medium bowl, beat butter with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add powdered sugar while beating 1 to 2 minutes. Add champagne and enough food color to create pink champagne buttercream; beat 1 to 2 minutes until stiff peaks form.5Fill each cooled cookie cup with about 1 tablespoon champagne cream. Decorate tops with candy sprinkles.
For a more finished looking dessert, pipe frosting from a decorating bag into the cups.
Sparkling grape juice can replace the champagne for a nonalcoholic version of the buttercream.
I couldn’t find the grape juice so I got the sparkling peach juice and it was pretty good!!

Let me say this.  There is no way to eat just one of these.  In fact, I wanted to lick the bowl after making the buttercream but thought what a bad example I’d be setting for the kids.  One for not sharing and two for eating it all and then most likely getting a tummy ache from it.  Oh but it does taste so dang good!!!!!

Loved, loved, loved these.

Patricia – Two Girls Cooking 😉

Source:

Pillsbury

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