Halloween Sugar Cookie Cups

These sugar cookie cups use pre-cut sugar cookie dough and a festive topping for the holiday. I gave these a Halloween theme by adding food coloring and sprinkles. I switch these up at Christmas by adding green or red food coloring.

Using gel food coloring is a great option because it doesn’t affect the flavor and it has a wonderful, bright color.

Halloween Sugar Cookie Cups

Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes (bake and filling creation)| Total time: 20 minutes

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  • Package of precut sugar cookie dough
  • 1- 8oz package of cream cheese, room temp
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Whatever food coloring you’d like the filling to be or you can keep it white
  • Sprinkles or fruit as a topping


  • Preheat your oven to the degree on the sugar cookie package.
  • Using a muffin pan, form your cookie squares into circles and put them into the tins.
  • Bake for 9-12 minutes, just enough to where the outer edges are a little brown and the center is a little flexible.
  • While those are baking, in a medium bowl, add your cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract and stir until it’s all mixed together.
  • Add in the food coloring that you’d like.
  • Take the cookies out of the oven and gently drop the pan onto the top of the stove. This will create a sunken center in the cookies that will be perfect for adding the filling!
  • Put the filling in a piping bag or ziplock. Cut the tip of the bag off.
  • Begin squirting the filling into each sugar cookie bowl until all are filled.
  • Top it with a festive sprinkle or fruit.
  • Refrigerate until you plan to serve.
recipes with rachel halloween sugar cookie cups

XO, Rachel

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