Baking Christmas cookies is a tradition in many homes. While recipes abound, here’s a spin: cup cookies.

They’re notched to fit on a cup rim, an engaging way to serve a cookie with coffee, tea, hot chocolate or milk.

You can make your favorite recipe or use refrigerated cookie dough.

Treat the family, bring a batch to the workplace, give them as gifts: It adds fun to flavor.

  • Use seasonal shapes throughout the year: pumpkins, ghosts, hearts, Easter eggs: whatever is in your cookie cutter collection (photo #1).
  • Use different flavors: While this recipe uses plain sugar cookie dough, you can use chocolate, gingersnap, shortbread, or whatever you want on your cup.
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    Thanks to Pampered Chef for the inspiration!
     
     
    RECIPE: CUP COOKIES

    Ingredients

  • 1 package (16.5 ounces/468 g) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 1/4 cup (50 ml) all-purpose flour
  • Star-shaped cookie cutter (or shape of choice)
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    Preparation

    1. MIX the sugar cookie dough with the flour in a medium bowl. Roll out the dough on a pastry mat to ¼” (6mm) thickness.

    2. CUT out the stars out using a star-shaped cookie cutter and transfer to a cookie sheet. Using the releasing end of a cake tester tool or a knife, create a notch halfway up the center of the star. (In the recent past, you could buy special cookie cutters that included the notch, but we haven’t been able to find them.)

     

    Rim Cookies
    [1] Cookies with notched rims sit on the rim of cups (photo courtesy Solutions | Blair.

    Cup Rim Cookies
    [2] Peppermint hot chocolate with a sugar cookie star (photo courtesy Pampered Chef).

     
    3. BAKE at 350°F (180°C) for 6–8 minutes or until lightly golden brown around edges. Remove and cool on a rack.
      


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