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Buttermint Frosted Sugar Cookie Cups

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

Buttermint Frosted Sugar Cookie Cups

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

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

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

Buttermint Frosted Sugar Cookie Cups

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

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

Buttermint Frosted Sugar Cookie Cups

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

Buttermint Frosted Sugar Cookie Cups
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Buttermint Frosting

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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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28 comments on “Buttermint Frosted Sugar Cookie Cups”

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

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