Remember those puffs of cotton candy you got as a kid? Recapture that fun flavor with these Cotton Candy Cookie Cups. They bring you straight back to being a kid at the fair!
Often times on Monday I like to start the week out with a simple, easy recipe that you can just kind of roll into the week with.
This post is one of those fun ideas, for when you want to make something quick and easy for your kids, co-workers, or anyone at all.
So, during one of my usual Target trips I saw Cotton Candy Cookie Mix. My boys love Cotton Candy, and the price was right, so we gave it a try.
Cotton Candy cookies? Who would’ve thought? Cotton Candy is NOT my flavor of choice for anything! So, I was all ready NOT to like these cookies. But I have to say, I was quite pleasantly surprised.
Keep reading and I will tell you more…
We all LOVE cookies here, and I LOVE cookie cups! So Cookie Cups seemed like the obvious choice.
The boys wanted me to make something fun! They’re pretty easy to please with some things, so this is what I came up with.
I’ve had the mix tucked away for a while now. So, I thought to myself why not? It’s cold out, there’s no sun to speak of AGAIN, why not make a fun summer flavor?
The kids absolutely LOVED these!
I have to admit the Cotton Candy Cookie flavor is really pretty good.
These Cotton Candy Cookie Cups are a simple and FUN way to enjoy cookies!
Cotton Candy Cookie Cups
1 (1LB. 1.5 oz.) package Cotton Candy Cookie Mix
ingredients called for on back of package (butter & egg)
Canned frosting of choice – I used Pllsbury Funfetti Aqua Blue Vanilla Frosting, it was VERY blue!
Sprinkles, if desired
1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray a 12-cup muffin pan generously with cooking spray; set aside.
2. In a large bowl, cookie mix, eggs, and butter called for on back of package. With a cookie scoop, or spoon scoop dough into equal size balls. Working with 12 at a time, press one ball into each cup of the 12-cup muffin pan. Sort of press out the dough a bit with your fingers to evenly distribute the dough in each muffin cup.
3. Bake full pan of cookie cups for 11-14 minutes. They will take longer than normal size cookies, but you don’t want to over-bake the cookie cups. Bake until the edges are golden brown, and the center is set but soft to the touch. Cool for 3-5 minutes before removing from muffin cups. Cool completely.
4. Empty the entire can of frosting into a sealable plastic bag, let the air out, and seal the bag. When ready to frost, cut off a small tip from the corner of the plastic bag, frost as desired. Decorate with sprinkles, if desired.
Store Cotton Candy Cookie Cups in an airtight container.
Makes 18 cookie cups
MM Note: The Aqua Blue frosting is VERY blue! The flavor was exactly the same as the other Vanilla Funfetti frostings, but you may want to be careful when and where you use this blue frosting.
However, kids seem to REALLY love this frosting!