May
28

Triple Berry Lemon Cookie Cups

Fresh lemon cream and berries sits on top of a delectable lemon sugar cookie crust! The entire family will love these triple berry lemon cookie cups!

Triple Berry Lemon Cookie Cups - fresh lemon cream and berries sits on top of a delectable lemon sugar cookie crust!

It is amazing how much more I can get done during a three day weekend. With the extra day, I had time to relax with no traveling, no work and plenty of beautiful weather. I started a new book on my summer reading list, planted some more flowers in my garden and made plenty of tasty treats, including these Triple Berry Lemon Cookie Cups that I am sharing with you today.

The plan for these cookie cups originally started as an idea to make a batch of mini pies. I’m not sure why, but summer is my favorite time of the year to make pie. It brings back memories of when my grandmother would make strawberry rhubarb pies with fresh rhubarb from her garden. Summer pies are always colorful, flavorful and fresh. But, the day I decided to make these cookie cups,ย I was craving something a little sweeter and that could be eaten easily without a fork. So I made lemon sugar cookies, filled them with creamy lemon filling and topped them off with fresh berries.

Triple Berry Lemon Cookie Cups - fresh lemon cream and berries sits on top of a delectable lemon sugar cookie crust! Full of summer berries!

Citrus and berries are two of the best complimentary flavors. The combination of lemon and berries is like taking a bite out of summer, with the refreshing hint of lemon and the sweet, juicy flavor of the berries.

Triple Berry Lemon Cookie Cups - fresh lemon cream and berries sits on top of a delectable lemon sugar cookie crust! The perfect little dessert! Triple Berry Lemon Cookie Cups - fresh lemon cream and berries sits on top of a delectable lemon sugar cookie crust! The perfect little individual sized dessert! Triple Berry Lemon Cookie Cups - fresh lemon cream and berries sits on top of a delectable lemon sugar cookie crust! The perfect mini dessert! Triple Berry Lemon Cookie Cups - fresh lemon cream and berries sits on top of a delectable lemon sugar cookie crust! The entire family will love them! Triple Berry Lemon Cookie Cups - fresh lemon cream and berries sits on top of a delectable lemon sugar cookie crust! Full of summer berries! Triple Berry Lemon Cookie Cups - fresh lemon cream and berries sits on top of a delectable lemon sugar cookie crust! Great way to use up your summer berries! Triple Berry Lemon Cookie Cups - fresh lemon cream and berries sits on top of a delectable lemon sugar cookie crust! Great way to use up your summer berries! Triple Berry Lemon Cookie Cups - fresh lemon cream and berries sits on top of a delectable lemon sugar cookie crust! Triple Berry Lemon Cookie Cups - fresh lemon cream and berries sits on top of a delectable lemon sugar cookie crust! The perfect mini dessert!

Triple Berry Lemon Cookies Cups are an easy yet impressive treat! They are perfect for serving at a summer picnic because they are individual servings that both kids and adults will love. Keep them chilled until just prior to serving. You can use whatever type of berries you like. I used blueberries, strawberries and raspberries, but fresh blackberries would also work well.

Triple Berry Lemon Cookie Cups

Ingredients

  • For the cookie cups:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • For the lemon filling:
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups mixed berries

Instructions

  1. To make the cookie cups, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 12 standard size muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray. In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt and baking soda; set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add egg, vanilla and lemon zest; mix until combined. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing on low speed until incorporated.
  3. Using a 1 1/2 inch cookie scoop, scoop dough into muffin tin, dividing the dough evenly among cups. Press cookie dough into bottom of cup and press about 1/2 way up the sides of each cup, forming a cup shape. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until edges are golden.
  4. Remove from oven. Using the back of an ice cream scoop or tablespoon, press down on the center of each cookie to form a cup. Allow to cool completely.
  5. To make lemon filling, in a bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat cream cheese at medium speed until smooth. Add sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice and beat until smooth, about 2 to 3 minutes. Using a pastry bag or spoon, fill cookie cups with filling. Top with mixed berries. Serve immediately
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Triple Berry Lemon Cookie Cups - fresh lemon cream and berries sits on top of a delectable lemon sugar cookie crust! Take a bite out of summer!

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77 Comments

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Kelli! I can’t get enough of lemon + berries!

    • Ashley

      Thanks! I can’t ever resist a cookie cup :)

  1. Beth @ The First Year

    Ashley… these are beautiful! And I think I would feel better about eating them over a brownie since they have fruit :-)

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Beth! You could always add creamy filling and fruit to brownies too ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. DessertForTwo

    Gorgeous photos!

    And yes, every weekend should be a 3-day weekend. I’d work 10-12 hours days four days a week just to have a 3-day weekend every week!

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Christina! Me too, I’d rather work long hours a few days a week and have the whole extra day to enjoy!

  3. Kathi @ Deliciously Yum!

    These are almost too beautiful to eat. And you are so right, citrus and berries go so well together, especially when served on top of a cookie cup :).
    Your pictures are so gorgeous, too! Definitely pinning this one!

    • Ashley

      Thanks so much for pinning, Kathi! I guess you could say that I am obsessed with berries and lemon :)

  4. Melanie @ Carmel Moments

    I can’t get over how pretty these are. I probably would have to refuse a bite just because they’re too gorgeous! Loving all the fruity stuff. Mmmm…….
    Photos are stunning Ashley!
    Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Melanie! But they are never too pretty to eat :)

  5. Gloria // Simply Gloria

    Ashley, I always love your creations! And, this one is absolutely gorgeous. Sounds like you had a great weekend catching up on some fun stuff. You’ll have to let us know how your new read is! Have a wonderful week!

  6. Natalie @ Tastes Lovely

    These sound delicious Ashley! What a great idea! Perfect little 1 bite dessert. How great would these be for 4th of July?! Loving the red, white and blue.

  7. Wendy

    Such pretty little cookie cups full of refreshing flavors! I love lemon with fruit. The colors make these extra perfect for 4th of July parties too!

  8. Beth @ bethcakes

    These cookie cups are so bright and happy! Love all the berries piled on top. Totally perfect for summer! I hear ya on having an extra day over the weekend. I got so much done! Haha. Have a fabulous Wednesday! :)

  9. Amy @ Homey Oh My!

    These look amaaaaaziiiiiiiiiiiiiiing. All my fav things… berries, cookies. LEMON. This is probably one of my favorite creations of yours!

  10. Sues

    These are so bright and cheery! Seriously gorgeous photos! I want to eat them up :)

  11. Matt Robinson

    These are so great, Ashley! Your pictures are amazing. These would be a great dessert after a summer, poolside BBQ.

  12. Zainab

    I agree with you, lemon and berries are a great combination these cups are stunning and just perfect for any summer picnic!!

  13. Amy | Club Narwhal

    Ashley, I am dying over these! Not only do they include all of my favorite things but they are also MINI! Sending you serious virtual high fives :)

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Amy! You know how I love mini desserts :)

  14. Ashley

    What an awesome summer dessert! Berries and lemon go so well together and then with a sugar cookie … so good! And I agree – it should always be a 3-day weekend! So much more time!

  15. marcie

    Lemon and berries are one of the best combinations, and I love that you put it all together in a delicious lemon sugar cookie! I love pies on holidays as well, but as long as there’s a nice fruity-citrusy dessert, I wouldn’t miss the pie. :)

  16. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    These cookies almost look too pretty to eat…almost! I bet they are so delicious, and perfect for the summer!

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Gayle! Never too pretty to eat, right? :)

  17. dina

    these are perfect little bites for a summer party!

  18. tahnycooks

    Yes, I know that kids would love these, but it will tough to tear one out of my adult hand! They’re beautiful!

  19. victoria

    These look amazing! I can’t wait to my some. Question though: are these regular muffin cups or are they mini muffin cups?

    • Ashley

      Hi Victoria! Great question! I used 12 standard size muffin cups. I updated the recipe to reflect this. Thanks!

  20. Kelly

    These cookie cups are gorgeous Ashley! I love berries and lemon together – it’s the ultimate combo and so perfect for summer. Your weekend sounded so nice – every week should have a 3 day weekend :)

  21. ela@GrayApron

    I agree, I’m totally impressed! They look beautiful, Ashley!

    ela h.

  22. ananda

    dear ashley, i will have no problem eating all 12 of these … ok, 11 sincce i can tell you ate one! =)

    • Ashley

      Ok, Ananda, I guess I can share ๐Ÿ˜‰

  23. Medeja

    These cups look very cute! I love those berries on top!

  24. Min @ MJ and Hungryman

    I’m glad you had such a wonderful weekend! What book are you reading? I think some leisurely reading will do me some good ;). Fresh rhubarb straight from the garden! What could be better? These mini treats are so adorable and sounds like the perfect summer treat! You are the queen of coming up with the cutest sweets ๐Ÿ˜‰

  25. Jessica@ Stuck on Sweet

    ok first, your pictures are AMAZ.ING!! Second, these triple berry lemon cookie cups are so cute and I want to eat them all. Love love love lemon and berries…and cookies. Great recipe Ashley!!

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Jessica! You are too sweet, I wish I could share them with you!

  26. Alice // Hip Foodie Mom

    Hi Ashley! I saw you at BlogHer Food but never got the chance to say hello . . hello!! :) I love these so much!! so pretty and perfect for summer and entertaining!!! LOVE!!

    • Ashley

      Hi Alice! I wish we had a chance to meet at BlogHer Food. Thanks for stopping by and I hope we get a chance to see each other again soon!

  27. Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron

    Ahhh, these look so delicious, but dangerous with me (since I have a bit of a problem with mini food and thinking that it doesn’t actually count as real food). These look so perfect for summer :)

  28. Amy @ Elephant Eats

    I think every week should have a three day weekend! These little cookie cups look awesome. I’m not a fan of pie crust so I love that these use a cookie crust. So pretty too!

  29. Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama

    These are so pretty, Ashley! And perfect for summertime get-togethers. :) Love portable bite-sized desserts for cookouts and potlucks! Pinned & sharing.

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  31. Jodee Weiland

    These look wonderful and would be a great treat for the 4th of July! Sound delicious as well…thanks for sharing!

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  41. Tanya

    How many cookies does this recipe make?

    • Ashley

      Hi Tanya! This recipe makes 12 cookies baked in a standard sized muffin tin.

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  45. Jaquielyn

    Hi Ashley! Can’t wait to try this recipe, thanks for sharing!! Quick question, I would love to share these at a bbq- is there a good way to make these the night before so I can bring them to the bbq the next morning? Thank you!!

  46. Ashley

    I would probably make the cookies ahead of time, store them in an air tight container. Then, make the lemon filling and assemble the morning of the bbq. The filling and assembly is relatively quick and easy. Enjoy!

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  48. Nicola

    These look absolutely delicious!! I would like to ask how long they would keep? I realize your recipe states that they should be served immediately. However, I bake for a coffee shop regularly and I think these would do so well there! Would they stay firm for a couple of hours?

    • Ashley

      Hi, Nicola! Yes, they should stay firm for a couple of hours. The reason I recommend serving immediately is because of the cream cheese filling, which shouldn’t sit out for too long, but should be fine for the length of time you need. Enjoy!

  49. Sammie

    Firstly – I’d never heard if Cookie Cups – my life has been incomplete until now, secondly I love, love, love lemon and cookies and berries. This would be my ideal desert. Thank you for introducing me to cookie cups. They look sooo pretty. I have a Pampered Chef Mini Muffin Pan, would these work if they were even dinkier? Sammie :)

    • Ashley

      Hi, Sammie! I recommend baking them in a standard sized muffin tin, otherwise you can’t really add much filling or berries.

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