Carrot Cake Cookie Cups



  • One box of carrot cake cake mix
  • One stick (1/2 cup softened butter)
  • 1 large egg
  • One tub of cream cheese frosting
  • Orange sugar (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Prepare two 12-cavity mini muffin pans with non stick cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix, softened butter and egg.
  4. Place about 1 tablespoon of dough in each well of the muffin pans.
  5. Bake for 12-14 minutes.
  6. Allow cookie cups to cool for about 1 minute.
  7. Use a tart press/tart tamper or the back of a rounded measuring spoon to press down gently in the center of each cookie cup, creating a well.
  8. Allow cookie cups to cool completely.
  9. Fill a piping bag with cream cheese frosting.
  10. Pipe a pretty swirl of frosting in each cookie cup and garnish with sparkly orange sugar.
  11. Store any leftovers in an air tight container.