Gingerbread Cookie Cups Recipe

These Gingerbread Cookie Cups are the ultimate Christmas cookies. It tastes like the holidays in your mouth. You are going to love how fun, delicious, and easy these taste. They are the BEST holiday cookie.

Too soon for holiday baking? Because our family starts listening to Christmas music in August. No joke. That’s how it’s always been, and we seriously all love it.

So this week I decided it was time to start the holiday baking because one month to celebrate Christmas, just isn’t enough.

But these Gingerbread Cookie Cups seriously should be made all year round because they honestly taste amazing. I’ve already made them twice, and I’ll probably make them at least ten more times this season.

what should I do if my dough is still sticky?

If your dough is still a little sticky, don’t fret. You could add a little bit of flour to it. Start with 1/4 cup, then add tablespoons as needed.

You can always add flour, but you can’t really take it away.

We also recommend refrigerating it for about 30 minutes, or until it stiffens up.

could i make these in large

how should i store these gingerbread cookie cups?

These cookie cups can be stored in an airtight container. If you are making them ahead of time, I recommend freezing just the cookie cups, then making the frosting the day of serving.

You could also store these Gingerbread Cookie Cups, in a gallon storage bag, lying flat.

could i make this using a regular sized muffin tin, instead of bite size?

You could make this recipe in a regular muffin tin, but it won’t make as many, and the middles will be a little doughy.

I recommend not filling up the tin hole very much, so they cook more evenly, and aren’t so thick. I would cook them for about 12-14 minutes.

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Serves: 30

Gingerbread Cookie Cups Recipe

10 minPrep Time

8 minCook Time

18 minTotal Time

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  • 1/2 cup butter (melted)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup dark molasses
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • Filling:
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a mini muffin tin.
  2. In a bowl combine the butter, brown sugar, egg, and molasses until fully incorporated and there are no lumps.
  3. Add the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and salt until fully combined. Roll in to one inch balls and place in the mini muffin tin.
  4. Create an indent in each cookie by placing your thumb in each one.
  5. Bake for 9 minutes (they may seem undercooked, but you don't want them burned on the outsides).
  6. Let cookies cool completely before frosting.
  7. For the frosting, mix the cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla and cinnamon until fully combined.
  8. place a dollop of frosting on each one and sprinkle with cinnamon or sprinkles.


lacto vegetarian
egg free
soy free
seafood free
treenut free
sesame free
mustard free



2191 cal


9 g


500 g


34 g
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11 Responses to “Gingerbread Cookie Cups Recipe”

  1. just made these.. taste great, but my centers collapsed when cooling.. . still good.. my copy of the recipe( I think I got it from a blog), didn't list the egg-, but I added one as instructions called for it.. so my question is this: on pintrest it shows different amounts of cinnamon than on this page.. is it a typo? ty for your great recipe.
  2. What a fun addition to my holiday cookie tray -- I will definitely make these again. (Next time, I'll increase the salt a tad, and add more spices for a richer ginger flavor.) And that yummy cinnamon-cream-cheese frosting is to die for. It elevated the humble gingerbread base to new heights!

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