Buttermint Frosted Sugar Cookie Cups

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The Buttermint Frosting on these Sugar Cookie Cups is so buttery and rich!

Today is a special one.

Obviously because I made cookie cups with frosting.  We all know a frosted cookie is tough to beat.

But mostly because there is a whole list of ladies who are celebrating our girl Bev’s very serious case of pregnancy.

If you don’t know Bev, you must must must skeedaddle on over to her internet space and nose around for an hour or 3.

You should also watch her “About Me” video. Anyone who sword fights with a baguette is A-ok in my book.

Also pizza.  She makes a lot. So yeah, she’s pretty cool.

Anyhow since she currently has two babies in her belly, we decided it would be nice to show her all our love and support by paying for two live-in nannies and a personal foot massager.

Ok, no. We’re not doing that.  Sorry Bev.

What we ARE doing is wishing we could all be sitting around her and awkwardly rub her tummy while making her eat all the food.

And in my case that means, Buttermint Frosted Sugar Cookie Cups.

I don’t know about you, but I see kids snatching those buttermints up at restaurants by the handful on the way out, hoping that no one will notice.

And when you’re a kid, it’s sort of ok and expected.  But APPARENTLY when you’re not a kid..ahem…and take four giant handfuls on the way out people get all angry.

Like, you should know better or something.  Like it’s not a buttermint buffet. Like those aren’t there to take by the handful. Yeahhhh….

So duh, the next best thing to do would be to make Buttermint Frosting that you can pipe right into your mouth, with no angry “hostess” giving you the stink eye.

Or you could bake up sugar cookies and frost those and pretend it’s not all about the frosting…

I mean, all this is hypothetical, of course.

Anyway, let’s talk about Buttermint Frosted Sugar Cookie Cups.

Buttermint Frosted Sugar Cookie Cups www.cookiesandcups.com

I cheated on the sugar cookie portion of this project and used a roll of pre-made sugar cookie dough.

I scooped out about a tablespoon portion of the dough for each mini cup…

Buttermint Frosted Sugar Cookie Cups www.cookiesandcups.com

Bake them up and they will puff up a bit, but then flatten out…

Buttermint Frosted Sugar Cookie Cups www.cookiesandcups.com

If yours don’t seem to be sinking down like mine did, you can use the back of a wooden spoon to flatten them a bit while they are still warm.

Then go ahead and mix up your Buttermint Frosting.  Make sure to use Peppermint Extract (like this one) and not “mint”, otherwise you will have a batch of frosting that tastes like toothpaste.  I speak from experience.

Buttermint Frosted Sugar Cookie Cups www.cookiesandcups.com

I colored my frosting light pastel colors..any color will do, or even just plain white would be pretty!

Buttermint Frosted Sugar Cookie Cups www.cookiesandcups.com

Totally easy and pretty!  Perfect for the holidays or a baby shower…

Buttermint Frosted Sugar Cookie Cups www.cookiesandcups.com


Buttermint Frosting


makes 1 heaping cup of frosting


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 23 Tbsp milk
  • a few drops of peppermint extract


  1. Beat butter until smooth. Mix in powdered sugar until combined and add milk until consistency desired is reached.
  2. Drop in a few drops of extract beating on medium high until light and fluffy. Add more extract if desired.

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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September 25, 2016 3:16 pm

I think I’m kind of disappointed that there are no actual buttermints in it. 🙁

December 15, 2013 11:22 am

These are seriously the cutest!! Love them!!

December 12, 2013 7:53 am

These cookie cups are adorable! I love them!

I know Bev would too 🙂

December 11, 2013 8:47 pm

These are too cute, and look so easy to make. Love!

December 11, 2013 10:10 am

Love these! And the frosting sounds delicious! So festive!

December 11, 2013 9:36 am

these are so cute!! i could definitely see these working for Easter, too. or….just a rando weeknight at home when i need sugar.

December 11, 2013 12:53 am

These are so cute!! And perfect for a baby shower – love the pastels. 🙂

December 11, 2013 12:37 am

These are the sweetest things ever! You did good. Real good.

December 11, 2013 12:06 am

These are perfect! I would be the one sliding them into my purse so not a single person has a chance to try them. I. Want. Them. All!

December 10, 2013 8:37 pm

I love that these are filled with buttermint frosting. So good!

December 10, 2013 5:00 pm

Put a plate of these out
Santa won’t leave your house!

December 10, 2013 4:43 pm

Out of curiosity, what are the little balls on top .. is it icing or candy?

December 10, 2013 3:53 pm

How sweet are these cookies?! Just perfect for a shower – and a serving is like the entire pan, right?!

December 10, 2013 2:40 pm

These are so adorable! Loving the pretty shades of color!

December 10, 2013 2:04 pm

Buttermints are ALWAYS a free candy buffet. ALWAYS!! I need a giant cup of this frosting!!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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