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Strawberry Cookie Cups with White Chocolate Buttercream

Course Cookies
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 48 cookie cups
Author Sarah @ The Gold Lining Girl

Ingredients

For Strawberry Cookie Cups:

  • 3/4 c. butter softened
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1 box strawberry cake mix

For White Chocolate Buttercream:

  • 6 oz. white baking chocolate not chips, must be baking chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 1/3 c. heavy cream plus 3 tablespoons, divided
  • 1 c. butter softened
  • 1 - 2 lb. bag powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla

Instructions

For cookie cups:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine butter and sugar, beating until light and fluffy.
  2. Add egg and water, beating until combined.
  3. Add cake mix, and beat until combined. Dough will be thick.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours, or until it can be rolled into balls.
  5. Coat non-stick mini muffin pans with cooking spray.
  6. Roll dough into scant 1-inch balls, about 1 1/2 - 2 tsp. dough, and place in the bottom of each muffin cup.
  7. Make an indentation with your thumb in the center of each dough ball.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes, or until edges are pale golden brown.
  9. Immediately remove heat, and use the end of a wooden spoon to re-indent the center of each cup.
  10. Allow to cool completely before removing to a wire rack. They're a little delicate to remove from the pans, so make sure you're careful, and it helps to sort of spin them out of the cup!
  11. Meanwhile, prepare buttercream.

For buttercream:

  1. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine white chocolate and cream. Stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.
  2. Set aside and let cool to room temperature.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, beat butter until creamy.
  4. Gradually add powdered sugar and cream, blending after each addition.
  5. Add white chocolate mixture and vanilla, and beat until light and fluffy.
  6. Pipe or spoon the frosting into the center of each cookie cup. Enjoy!