Coconut Cream Pie Cookie Cups
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Serves: 24
 
These Coconut Cream Pie Cookie Cups are so simple to whip up, are such an easy, impressive dessert and taste just like coconut cream pie but without the hassle!
Ingredients
  • 1 (24 count) pkg refrigerated sugar cookie dough, at room temperature
  • 1 (3.4 oz) box instant coconut cream pudding mix
  • 1 & ½ cups heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 4 Tbsp sugar
  • About ½ cup toasted coconut
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Liberally grease a 24-cavity miniature muffin tin with cooking spray. Place one portioned ball of dough into each muffin cavity and, using your fingers, gently press it down into the cavity.
  2. Bake for approx. 12-15 minutes or until the edges are light golden brown and the centers look set. Remove from the oven and immediately make an indent in the center of the cookie cup using a wooden spoon handle, careful not to puncture all the way through the cup's bottom. Cool in the pan for about 10-15 minutes before gently popping out with a butter knife. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, whip 1 cup of the heavy whipping cream on HIGH speed until soft peaks form. Sprinkle in the instant dry coconut pudding mix and continue whipping on HIGH speed until stiff peaks form. Spoon the filling into a piping bag, seal out the air, and snip off the tip.
  4. Pipe heaping Tablespoonfuls of the filling into the cookie cups, filling to the top. You may have some extra filling left over, but I suggest eating it with a spoon! Set aside.
  5. Wipe out the mixer bowl and whip the remaining ½ cup whipping cream and the sugar together on HIGH speed until stiff peaks form. Transfer whipped cream into a piping bag and pipe a little dollop of whipped cream onto each pie. Sprinkle with toasted coconut. Store leftover cookie cups in the fridge, covered, up to 2 days.
  6. TO EASILY TOAST COCONUT, place coconut in a single layer on a foil-lined baking sheet or pan. Bake in a 300 degree F oven for about 5 minutes. Stir, then heat for another 5 minutes. Stir once more, and heat for another 3-5 minutes or until toasted and fragrant.
Recipe by The Domestic Rebel at https://thedomesticrebel.com/2016/05/23/coconut-cream-pie-cookie-cups/