Christmas Sweet Treats with Pillsbury

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This post is sponsored by Acorn and Pillsbury.  All opinions are 100% my own.

Hey guys!!  The holidays are here!  Yay!  I love the holidays so much, the lights and decorations, the shopping and gifting, the smells and music and most of all the baking and treats.

There is nothing I love more than to heat up the oven, pull out my mixer and make holiday treats on a cold winter day.

As much as I love baking I love taking short cuts even more!  Pillsbury has always been my best friend in the kitchen and I love using their delicious products to create some scrumptious desserts and sweet treats for the holidays and all year round.

Today I am going to show you how to use two different Pillsbury products to create two different sweet treats perfect for the holidays!

First we will make Peppermint Cream Sugar Cookie Cups using Pillsbury’s always perfect sugar cookie dough.

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I love using their sugar cookie dough for these cups because it makes the recipe so easy and yummy!

Check out the tutorial below to see how I transform sugar cookie dough into these amazing holiday cookie cups!

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Peppermint Cream Cookie Cups

Peppermint Cream Cookie Cups

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

Peppermint Cream Cookie Cups are a quick, easy, festive treat you'll love making for the holidays. The peppermint center make them the perfect sweet treat!

Ingredients

  • Pillsbury sugar cookie dough
  • 8 oz block softened cream cheese
  • Large package vanilla pudding, 5.1 oz
  • 1 teapsoon peppermint extract
  • 2 cups milk
  • Crushed peppermints for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Lightly grease a mini muffin tin (24 count)
  3. Roll the dough into balls.
  4. Place one dough ball in each muffin cup.
  5. Spread the dough up the sides to form a cup.
  6. Bake until lightly browned 10-12 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and while still how use a spoon or little shot glass to press down the middle of the cookie cups, reforming the cup shape.
  8. Let cool.
  9. In a mixer mix together the cream cheese, sugar.
  10. In a separate bowl mix the pudding mix and 2 cups of milk and peppermint extract.
  11. Whip together the cream cheese mixture and the pudding mixture.
  12. Spoon the cheesecake filling into a ziploc bag. Cut off tip.
  13. Fill cups with filling, sprinkle with crushed peppermint and serve!!

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So this holiday season take a little help in the kitchen from Pillsbury and get out of the kitchen fast and back to all the holiday festivities with some amazing sweets in no time!


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