Nutella Cookie Cups are so simple to make with just 3 ingredients: cookie dough, Nutella and sprinkles.
The holidays are so busy! Parties to go to and cook or bake for. Presents to buy. Cards to send out. Decorations to hang. (By the way, our tree is still not up. More on that later.) Church activities to attend. School parties to go to and teachers to bake for.
And then there's my blog which is keeping me extra busy because this is the time of year when lots of people want to bake and are looking for some delicious recipes. I love homemade cookies from scratch, but they do take more time. Sometimes you need a shortcut. Let's call these Nutella Cookie Cups semi-homemade. They are definitely yummy but you can have them done in no time! And you don't have to STRESS OUT! You're welcome.
This recipe is literally as easy as 1-2-3! Kids can make these too. Let me show you how.
I used Pillsbury Sugar Cookie dough which is already divided up into 24 pieces of dough. Just spray a mini-muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray and place a piece of cookie dough in each cup. Here's the pan I used on Amazon (affiliate):
Bake the cookie dough at 350°F. for 12-15 minutes. They might look under-cooked at first, but take them out of the oven anyway. DO NOT OVERBAKE. I can't stress that enough. They will be soft at first, but let them cool and they will harden up.
Get out your favorite sprinkles or crush some candy canes in a plastic resealable bag.
Get a gallon size resealable bag and place in a glass, so you can easily scoop the Nutella into the bag. Seal the bag by twisting it around and around, then tying with wire bread tie thingy (what's that called?) or a rubber band. Cut the corner, so you can pipe the Nutella into cookie cups.
If that seems like too much trouble, just scoop the Nutella into the cookie cups with a spoon.
Then add your sprinkles. You could also add M&M candies, candy cane KISSES, white chocolate chips or your favorite Christmas candy.
Nutella Cookie Cups are so cute and festive. My kids loved them and I shared some with my neighbors too. Put them on a red or green paper plate, cover with plastic wrap and add a bow. Now you've got a great way to spread some cheer!
Nutella Cookie Cups
- 16 ounces Pillsbury Sugar Cookie dough the kind with 24 pre-shaped pieces of dough
- 13 ounces Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread depending on how full you want your cookie cups, you may want a second jar
- Sprinkles of your choice or crushed candy canes I like Bob's soft candy canes best
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Spray a 24-cup mini muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray. Place a piece of dough in each cup. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until just set but DO NOT OVERBAKE. I wouldn't bake them more than 15 minutes. They might look like they still soft and not done, but just let them cool and they will firm up.
- Meanwhile, fill a large resealable plastic bag with Nutella. Seal the bag and cut a small corner off to pipe the Nutella into the cooled cookie cups.
- Add sprinkles or candy and serve. They best when enjoyed the first day. Store covered for up to 3 days.
As for my Christmas tree, we bought a real tree on Saturday and brought it home. My husband and I tried to get it up but it kept falling down. We got our very kind neighbor, Zac, to help us and he worked on it for quite some time. He sawed part of the trunk off in an effort to get it level. He couldn't get it to work with our tree stand so he went and got one of his and tried that. It just wouldn't stay up. We did notice that the trunk of the tree was a bit wavy, so maybe that was the problem. We took it back and got a new one, but by then, it was night time and it was raining. We left it on top of the car all night (ok, it was me) and then it was soaking wet. Now it's Tuesday and still raining, so it's not dry (even under the roof of our front porch). Sigh...