Worms and Dirt Cookie Cups
Sugar cookie cups will induce giggles from the kiddos when you fill them with worms and dirt. This sugar cookie cup recipe is super easy and super fun whether you are getting ready to celebrate Halloween, spring, or even a new baby boy. Your basic sugar cookie turns into a gross but tasty little treat with a little chocolate ganache and crushed cookies to turn them into Worms and Dirt Cookie Cups.
Worms and Dirt Sugar Cookie Cups
There’s some super exciting news in the food blogging world! Our friend Angie from Big Bear’s Wife and her husband (aka Big Bear) just welcomed their new Baby Bear to the world this week! Today was supposed to be a Virtual Baby Shower, but since he decided to make his grand entrance into the world a wee bit sooner than expected, it’s now a celebration of his arrival.
When Angie first announced that she was pregnant, I was over-the-moon thrilled for her. As someone who also went through the heartache of infertility, I followed Angie’s journey towards motherhood, constantly praying for her that she would soon hold her own sweet little baby in her arms. It couldn’t have been more perfect, too, since she just loves Halloween and was due in October. As she shared about morning sickness, aches and pains, mood swings, and all the other “fun” parts of pregnancy, I empathized with her, but was also secretly happy because I knew that meant that her little guy was healthy and growing.
Well let’s just say that we were all a little surprised when, less than 48 hours after she announced she had finished all of her blog content for the next few months way ahead of time and was going to just relax for a few weeks to get ready, a photo of her precious little babe showed up on Facebook.
I guess that just means all the cuddles and diapers and midnight feedings and swaddles just get to start a little sooner.
And with a new baby boy, it won’t be long before there’s plenty of worms and dirt in their life too…
But Worms and Dirt Cookie Cups are much yummier!
Ages and ages ago I saw these Flower Pot Cookies from The Gunny Sack, and as adorable as they are, with my little boys who don’t want to go near anything ruffly or princessy or “girly”, I knew that flower-adorned cookies would be a no-go in my house. So I had this idea to take that cookie cup recipe and swap out the flowers for gummy worms. And when I was thinking about a fun recipe to celebrate my Halloween-loving fellow boy-mom friend, I knew Worms and Dirt Cookie Cups were perfect (though they would also be fun for springtime too)!
You won’t believe it’s so easy when you see hot to make sugar cookie cups. I kept it easy and started with refrigerator sugar cookie dough, baked them in mini muffin tins, then just filled them with chocolate ganache, Oreo dirt, and, of course, worms…
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You’ll have a blast making and eating these Worms and Dirt Cookie Cups…
Worms and Dirt Cookie Cups
- 1 package Pillsbury Ready-To-Bake Sugar Cookie Dough to make 24 cookies, separate into squares
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 8 Oreo Cookies or about 24 mini Oreos, crushed
- 12 gummy worms cut in half
- Preheat oven to 375°F, and spray a mini muffin tin with nonstick coking spray
- Place one of the Pillsbury sugar cookie dough pieces in each cup.
- Bake at 375°F for 11-13 minutes, until golden brown.
- Cool cookies completely in the pan before removing carefully with a small offset spatula or butter knife.
- Place the chocolate chips in a small heat-safe bowl.
- In a pan on the stove or in the microwave, heat the heavy cream until it just barely starts to bubble, then immediately pour over the chips.
- Stir until smooth.
- Fill the cups with the chocolate ganache, top with the crushed Oreos, and place the cut end of a gummy worm into the dirt. Cover with a bit more crushed Oreos, if needed.
Please take some time to check out all the amazing recipes we made for Angie’s virtual baby shower!
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Creamy Grape Salad with Toasted Pecans from Unsophisticook.
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Savory Cucumber Melon Salad with Honey Thyme Vinaigrette from Cooking in Stilettos.
Spicy Southern Deviled Eggs from This Gal Cooks.
American Pierogi Casserole from Rants From My Crazy Kitchen.
Chicken Satay Skewers with Peanut Butter Sauce from Culinary Adventures with Camilla.
Pimento Cheese Tomato Ham Sliders from Honey and Birch.
Banana Pudding Layered Dessert from High Heels and Grills.
Brookies from Baked Bree.
Caramel Corn from The Redhead Baker.
Caramel Pecan Cheesecake from Cooking with Carlee.
Chocolate Chip Clouds from All Day I Dream About Food.
Lemon Donuts with Raspberry Glaze from Ashlee Marie
Low Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Stuffed Cupcakes from Sugar-Free Mom.
Mickey Mouse Candy Pops from The Decorated Cookie.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownie Bars from The Bitter Side of Sweet.
Small Batch Rhubarb Strawberry Jam from The JavaCupcake Blog
Classic Yellow Butter Cake with Fudgy Chocolate Icing from That Skinny Chick Can Bake.
Yellow Cupcakes with Peach Cream Cheese Frosting from Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt.