Spring Surprise Cookie Cups

Easter cookies in muffin tins

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These Spring Surprise Cookie Cups are the perfect Easter dessert! They have a cookie dough base with a yummy “surprise” inside, then they are topped with gooey marshmallows, spring colored M&M’s and sprinkles. This is a treat the whole family will love to help make and enjoy!




  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin pan with 12 muffin liners and set aside.
  2. Microwave the butter until just barely melted. It should not be hot, but should be almost entirely in liquid form.
  3. With an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugars together until creamy and fluffy.
  4. Add the vanilla and egg and continue to beat on low speed until just combined. If you overbeat the eggs, the cookies will be stiff.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir together.
  6. On low speed, slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  7. Stir in the white chocolate chips with a spoon.
  8. Press the cookie dough into the bottom of the muffin liners, until about 1/3 full.
  9. Press a mini cadbury egg into the center of each cookie cup, and cover with remaining cookie dough until the muffin tins are about 1/2 full.
  10. Bake for 10-12 minutes, removing when the cookies still look undercooked. (You do not want to overcook them at this stage, they will be going back in the oven).
  11. Top with mini marshmallows and pastel M&M’s.
  12. Return the muffin pan to the oven and continue to bake for another 2-3 minutes. Remove when the marshmallows become puffy.
  13. Sprinkle with Hangin’ With My Peeps Sprinkle Mix (or other favorite Easter Sprinkle Pop mix).
  14. Allow cookie cups to cool for a few minutes in the pan before removing to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  15. Eat and enjoy!

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