Is there anything better than Christmas cookies? I love to bake during the holidays, and I love decorating cookies even more - especially when my kids can help. There are so many fun reasons this time of year to make cookies - holiday parties, gifts, and of course, a plate for Santa. But as much as I love to bake from scratch, I'll let you in on a little secret. My favorite holiday cookies aren't from scratch at all. These easy Christmas cookies are a delicious, fun to decorate treat that works for all of your holiday cookie occasions - and they are definitely Santa approved!
As a teenager, I worked in our local mall over Christmas, and there was a cookie shop that sold amazing frosted cookie cups. I loved them, and found an easy way to make them myself at home. This has been my go-to Christmas cookie recipe for years, and now that I have kids, we love to make and decorate them together. Here's what you need to make them yourself:
Frosted Holiday Cookie Cups
Ingredients (makes 24 cookie cups):
- 1 package NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Cookie Dough in Holiday Chocolate Chip
- 1 can ready made Vanilla Frosting
- 1 bag NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Holiday Morsels
- Assorted holiday decorations - sprinkles, colored sugar, etc.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Break your Nestlé® Toll House® Refrigerated Cookie Dough into 24 pieces, and place one inside each cup of a mini muffin tin.
Use the back of a spoon to press each piece of dough into the muffin cup, making a small indentation in the center.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until cooked through.
Remove the cups from the oven, and use the handle of your spoon to make a well in the center of each cookie. Allow to cool.
Once your cookie cups have cooled, gather your frosting and decorating supplies. Place the frosting inside a pastry bag if you have one. If not, do what I do and spoon the frosting into a gallon size freezer storage bag, seal, and snip off a corner. Carefully fill each cookie cup with frosting.
Then decorate each cup with your Nestlé® Toll House® Morsels, sprinkles, and colored sugar. Be creative and have fun - my kids love this part!
All finished! And since you use Nestlé® Toll House® refrigerated cookie dough, it takes all the guesswork out of baking and you know your cookie base will be just right for your creations. Perfect for baking with kids - it lets you concentrate on decorating and having fun!
These cookie cups are an awesome choice for holiday parties, gifts, or to leave out for Santa. While ours were baking, we made a super cute plate for them too:
I picked up my Nestlé® Toll House® Refrigerated Cookie Dough at Walmart, along with all my other holiday baking essentials.
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