Sugar Cookie Cups with Coconut Buttercream Frosting


Adorable mini sugar cookie cups are filled with swirls of coconut buttercream frosting for easy, irresistible two-bite desserts. Customize them for any holiday or occasion by adding colorful sprinkles and candies. Perfect for showers, cookie swaps, and bake sales, too.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
11 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
36 mins
24 cookies


  • cooking spray

  • 1 (16.5 ounce) package refrigerated sugar cookie dough

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, or as needed

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted

  • 3 tablespoons canned coconut milk, or more as needed

  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract

  • ¼ cup colored sugar (Optional)

  • ¼ cup candy sprinkles (Optional)

  • ¼ cup shredded coconut (Optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a mini muffin tin with cooking spray.

  2. Scoop up 2 teaspoons of cookie dough and roll into a ball. Place the ball in the prepared tin. Repeat with remaining cookie dough.

  3. Dip the bottom of a shot glass in flour and use to press each ball of dough into a cup shape; the top of each cup should be about 1/4 inch below the rim of the tin.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden, about 10 minutes. Press again with the shot glass to reinforce the cup shape. Continue baking cookie cups until very lightly browned, about 1 minute more. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes. Transfer carefully to a wire rack to cool completely.

  5. Beat butter in a bowl with an electric mixer until fluffy. Beat in confectioners' sugar, 1 cup at a time, until well blended. Add coconut milk and coconut extract; beat at high speed until frosting is light and fluffy. Add 1 tablespoon coconut milk if frosting is too thick.

  6. Spoon or pipe frosting into each cookie cup. Decorate with colored sugar, candy sprinkles, and shredded coconut.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

232 Calories
12g Fat
31g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 232
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 72mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 1g
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 18mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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