Gingersnap-Cream Cookie Cups

These cute cookie cups are so pretty and tasty that no one will even suspect that they contain whole wheat flour! Topped off with a smooth cream cheese filling, these cookies are sure to impress!

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


  • 1 cup canola oil

  • ½ cup molasses

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • 1 (8 ounce) package Neufchatel cheese, softened

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 cup heavy cream, whipped

  • 1 small bunch fresh mint leaves, or as desired


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

  2. Combine oil, molasses, and eggs in a large bowl.

  3. Combine whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a separate bowl. Stir into egg mixture until well combined.

  4. Roll cookie dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Place balls into the prepared muffin cups. Press dough up the sides of the cups using your fingers or a wooden spoon handle.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer doughy but still soft and edges are set, 10 to 15 minutes.

  6. Remove from the oven. Gently reform the holes in each cookie cup using a wooden spoon handle. Let cool for 2 minutes. Remove cookie cups from the pans and transfer to wire racks to cool completely, 15 to 30 minutes.

  7. Beat Neufchatel cheese in a medium bowl using an electric mixer until fluffy. Beat in confectioners' sugar and vanilla extract. Gently fold in whipped cream.

  8. Spoon filling into a pastry bag; pipe into each cooled cookie cup. Garnish each cookie cup with a mint sprig.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

206 Calories
11g Fat
26g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 206
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 168mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 121mg 3%

* 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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