Lemon Raspberry Cookie Cups


These little cookie cups pack a lot of lemon and raspberry flavor in every delicious bite.

Prep Time:
35 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
36 cookie cups


  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 egg

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • ½ (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • ½ cup powdered sugar

  • 6 tablespoons seedless raspberry jam


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 36 mini muffin cups.

  2. Combine sugar and 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon lemon zest in a bowl. Rub sugar and lemon zest with your fingers until sugar is moist and fragrant. Add butter and beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Add egg and beat well. Mix in flour, baking soda, and salt until incorporated.

  3. Fill each mini muffin cup 3/4 full of dough.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 12 to 15 minutes.

  5. Use a spoon to flatten any cookie cups that have risen over the rim of the tins. Make a well in the center of the warm cookie cups with your finger or a small spoon. Chill cookie cups, still in the tins, for 30 to 60 minutes.

  6. Meanwhile, beat cream cheese and butter together until smooth. Add lemon juice and zest. Beat in powdered sugar until frosting is fluffy.

  7. Remove cold cookie cups from the tins. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon raspberry jam into each one. Pipe frosting on top of the jam to cover it completely. Add a dot of raspberry jam to the center for a pretty presentation, if desired.

Cook's Note:

You can use cream cheese with 1/3 less fat in the frosting.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

140 Calories
7g Fat
18g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 140
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 79mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 17mg 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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