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Star-Spangled Cookie Bites

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Star-Spangled Cookie Bites
  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 24
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Star-Spangled Cookie Bites

These festive, supremely simple, and deliciously fruity lemon-drop cookie bites are the perfect treat for any summer spectacular!

Ingredients

1
packet Pillsbury™ Ready To Bake!™ sugar cookies
6
ounces cream cheese, softened
1
container (5.3 ounce) Yoplait® Greek 100 protein vanilla yogurt
1
package (9 ounce) candy lemon drops
1/2
cup fresh raspberries
1/2
cup fresh blueberries
1
teaspoon lemon zest

Directions

  • 1 Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • 2 Place one sugar cookie in each of 24 cups in a nonstick mini muffin tin. Bake for 10-14 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are slightly browned. Remove and cool completely before twisting each cup gently from the tin.
  • 3 Put lemon drop candies in a blender and blend until reduced to a fine lemon-drop sugar.
  • 4 In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat together the cream cheese, yogurt, and all but 1/4 cup of the lemon-drop sugar until light and fluffy.
  • 5 Spoon lemon cream cheese filling into the center of each cup. (Or, pipe using a pastry bag fitted with a large, star tip for more decorative flair). Decorate each cup with fresh berries. Serve immediately, or refrigerate up to 8 hours. Enjoy!
Yoplait is a registered trademark of YOPLAIT MARQUES (France) used under license.
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Star-Spangled Cookie Bites

As prepared by Cheeky Kitchen,

Oh, say can you see ... these adorable fruity cookie bites?


These little baby Star-Spangled Cookie Bites of goodness are all you're gonna want in your mouth all month long.

A cross between a cookie and a pie, these beautiful little cookie cups are filled with Lemon Drop-flavored Greek yogurt mousse.

Yep. We just said that. LEMON DROP FLAVORED GREEK YOGURT MOUSSE. Roll it around in your mouth, cutie pie. Because it's about to get all sorts of summery up in here.

 

Ingredients for cookie cups recipe.

Here's what you need to make these magical little cookie morsels. Look for lemon drops in the candy section of most grocers and drugstores. They shouldn't be too hard to find!

 

Blend lemon drops in a blender to make lemon sugar.

Now, you're about to create the magic of this recipe….homemade lemon sugar. Just pop your lemon drops in a blender and blend until powdery.

 

Place cookie dough in muffin cups.

Now prep your cookie cups by plopping Pillsbury Ready-to-Bake Sugar Cookies into a mini muffin tin.

 

Cream yogurt, cream cheese and lemon sugar for filling.

Whilst your cookie bites are baking, prep your filling. A little lemon sugar. A lot of Greek yogurt and cream cheese. You have whipped together such a nice life for yourself.

 

Fill cookie cups and add fruit and mint garnish.

Once your cookie cups are cooked, and completely cooled, fill them with your lemony mousse mixture, and decorate with fresh berries and crushed lemon drops. Put your hand over your heart….

 

Cookie cups ready to serve.

And just stand back and reflect on them for a moment. All hail happiness.

Happy Star Spangling!



 

Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen where she shares crazy simple, healthy family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next!
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Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
50
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
(
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
13%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
80mg
3%
Potassium
15mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
24g
8%
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
,
Sugars
15g
)
Protein
1g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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