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Cherry Pie Cookie Cups


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Cherry Pie Cookie Cups are seriously the easiest dessert to make. This is a 3 ingredient recipe and is very budget-friendly.

cherry pie filling in cookie cups sprinkled with powder sugar on a white plate on a gray counter with powder sugar on it

FUN WAYS TO USE CHERRY PIE FILLING

Canned cherry pie filling and other canned pie fillings can be used in so many different ways. They are a perfect shortcut in the kitchen and can save you a lot of time.

If you have some pie filling in the pantry try using it for some of these fun ideas:

    • Ice Cream Topping: It is easy to spoon some fruit pie filling on top of a bowl of vanilla ice cream for a quick and yummy dessert.
    • Sweet Dips: It is easy to beat some softened cream cheese with some pie filling for a delicious dip for fruit or graham crackers.
    • Fruit Parfaits: Make a quick parfait by layering cheesecake filling or yogurt with fruit pie filling and top it off with some whipped topping.

 

INGREDIENTS FOR CHERRY PIE COOKIE CUPS

I love recipes with only a few ingredients. A 3 ingredient recipe is one of my favorites! I personally never count cooking spray as an ingredient, but if you do then this is a 4 ingredient recipe!

  • Cherry Pie Filling
  • Sugar Cookie Dough
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Non-stick Cooking Spray

cherry pie filling in cookie cups sprinkled with powder sugar on a white plate on a gray counter with powder sugar on it

HOW TO MAKE CHERRY PIE COOKIE CUPS

This is a very quick recipe to make and so simple that kids can help out too. If you love the flavor of cherry you will love this recipe.

STEP ONE: MAKE CUPS

Start off by preheating the oven to 375 degrees F.

Take a 24 count mini muffin pan and spray it lightly with non-stick cooking spray. This will make removing these little treats from the pan so much easier.

Another option is to use a silicone mini muffin pan for easy removal.

Now grab the tube of store-bought sugar cookie dough and pinch off pieces of dough. Roll the dough into small balls.

Place one dough ball in each mini muffin cup.

cookie dough rolled into balls in a muffin tin sprayed with cooking spray

STEP TWO: BAKE

Place the muffin pan into your preheated oven and bake for about 10 minutes.

As soon as the timer goes off remove the pan from the oven and use a pastry tamper to shape each piece of dough into a cup. Do this by pressing down in the center of each ball.

Let the cookie cup crusts cool completely.

STEP THREE: FILL CUPS

Once the cookie cup crusts are cool it is time to fill them with the cherry pie filling.

Spoon a little bit of cherry pie filling into each cookie cup.

STEP FOUR: SPRINKLE

I like to top each cherry pie cookie cup with a little bit of powdered sugar. The easiest way to do this is to use a sifter or small shaker.

This will distribute the powdered sugar more evenly.

These don’t need a lot of sugar, but a little bit is perfect to offset the cherry flavor.

cherry pie filling in cookie cups sprinkled with powder sugar on a white plate on a gray counter with powder sugar on it

CHERRY PIE COOKIE CUPS RECIPE

I know you are excited to make this easy dessert recipe. You can print off the complete ingredients and instructions via the recipe card below.

Cherry Pie Cookie Cups

Cherry Pie Cookie Cups

Cherry Pie Cookie Cups are a simple dessert with only 3 ingredients.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert (Cookies)
Cuisine American
Servings 12 people
Calories 179 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 can Cherry Pie filling
  • 1 package Sugar Cookie Dough
  • 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar
  • Non-stick Cooking Spray

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Spray a 24 count mini muffin pan lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Pinch off pieces of sugar cookie dough and roll into small balls. Place one ball in each of the 24 mini muffin cups.
  • Place muffin pan in oven and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and immediately use a pastry tamper to create the cookie cups. Press down in the center of each muffin cup to create a "cup".
  • Let cookie cups cool completely.
  • Spoon cherry pie filling into each cup.
  • Sprinkle powdered sugar over each cup with a sifter or small shaker.

Nutrition

Calories: 179kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 84mgPotassium: 90mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 111IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cherry, cookie cups, dessert
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