Flower pot cookie cups are the perfect treat for celebrating spring
This post, flower pot cookie cups, is sponsored by Nellie’s Free Range Eggs. All opinions are mine alone.
I’ve shared before that the kids really enjoy participating in our backyard flower and vegetable garden. I thought it would be fun to celebrate spring and reward their hard work with a special after school treat: flower pot cookie cups.
This is such an impressive presentation that is super easy to make!
In a mini muffin pan, drop 1 tablespoon of your favorite cookie dough into each section. I used peanut butter cookie dough this time (recipe is far below!), but I think these would turn out great using my vanilla almond sugar cookie recipe.
Or, of course, you could just buy your favorite ready-to-bake cookie at the grocery store for the ultimate time saver!
Bake in the oven at the temperature your cookie recipe calls for, making sure to remove as soon as the dough turns slightly golden.
Set your muffin pan on a cooling rack and wait one minute. Then, using a tart shaper, or the rounded handle from one of your kitchen tools (I used a whisk!), gently press into the middle of each cookie, making sure not to push more than 3/4 of the way through. If you press too deep, you will likely form a hole in your cookie cup and it will not be able to hold the filling.
Let cool about 2-3 more minutes before carefully removing the cookie cups from the pan.
Next, fill each cookie cup with chocolate pudding to form “mud.”
Then, place 6 chocolate sandwich cookies in the blender or food processor until the consistency resembles “dirt.”
Spoon some chocolate crumbs onto each cookie cup, covering the pudding filling.
Next is the fun part: for this presentation I created a variety of decorations to show you multiple ways you can bring these flower pot cookie cups to life, starting with these mini terracotta pots I found at the craft store – which perfectly hold these cookie cups!
I found edible succulent cake toppers at the craft store in the baking section.
Then, I found some adorable flower sprinkles online.
You could also use your craft skills to create your own flowers, or pick up a few silk craft flowers from the craft store like I did here.
I think these flower pot cookie cups would be perfect for a baby shower, Mother’s Day, Earth Day, or just a spring celebration like we had.
If you’re thinking about making your own, I’ll get you started with my favorite go-to peanut butter cookie recipe (below).
I love baking with Nellie’s Free Range Eggs because I can truly taste and see a difference in the quality of my baked goods. Plus, Nellie’s hens are raised on small, Certified Humane® Free Range farms, which means they spend their days outside in the sunshine. A better life for the hens means better quality eggs for your family.
Where could you see yourself serving this dessert? Take a moment to tell me in the comments.
Peanut Butter Cookie Cups: Filling: Toppings: Tips for making to make preparation even easier:
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