Lemon Sugar Cookie Cups Recipe


Have you ever made lemon curd before? I have to admit that I never had, except for the kind that you make for a lemon meringue pie I suppose, although it’s a little different.

But I recently discovered how easy it is to make homemade lemon curd – both on the stovetop and in the Instant Pot – and now I’m wondering why on earth I’ve taken so long to start making it.

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My freezer is currently filled with jars of homemade lemon curd, so I’m using it in everything I can think of.

These lemon sugar cookie cups are one of our favourite ways to enjoy it so far. They’re like mini lemon tarts with sugar cookie crusts – so tasty and so easy to make. 

We all loved these little lemon sugar cookie cups.

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These are made with homemade Swig sugar cookie dough, baked in a mini muffin tin so the cookies are cup shaped, and then filled with this easy homemade lemon curd.

Seriously so good.

But then, I love any kind of lemon treat. It’s just such a fresh and bright flavour, that it’s hard to find a lemon recipe that I don’t like.

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Although I don’t think that I’m alone on that!

Desserts like these raspberry lemon blondies, or these lemon blueberry no bake cheesecakes.

Or breakfast-y things like these glazed lemon cranberry muffins, or glazed raspberry lemon bread. (I might have a thing for lemon and berries together!)

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Or even entrees like this honey lemon baked salmon or this lemon chicken and rice soup.

All delicious. Lemon things are amazing.

And these lemon sugar cookie cups are no exception. A tasty sugar cookie filled with a tart and sweet lemon curd – pretty sure they need to be made again soon!

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Lemon Sugar Cookie Cups Recipe

Stacey Mebs
These lemon sugar cookie cups are like mini lemon pies with a sugar cookie crust – easy to make, they’re the perfect little sweet treat! Your own little pocket of sunshine.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 36 1 cookie cup
Calories 128.9 kcal


  • 0.5 Unsalted Butter
  • 6 Vegetable Oil
  • 0.5 Granulated Sugar plus 2 tablespoons
  • 6 Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Water
  • 1 Egg
  • 0.5 Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2.75 All-Purpose Flour
  • 0.5 Salt
  • 0.25 Baking Soda
  • 0.25 Cream Of Tartar
  • 1.25 Lemon Curd


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Cream together the butter, oil, sugar, powdered sugar, water, eggs and vanilla until smooth and well combined.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda and cream of tartar.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture 1 cup at a time, mixing after each addition, until all of the dry ingredients have been incorporated into the dough.
  • Roll the dough into 1 tablespoon sized balls and place them in the lightly greased cups of a mini muffin tin.
  • Use the rounded bottom of a 1/2 tablespoon sized measuring spoon to press a well in the middle of each cookie.
  • Bake the cookies for 9-10 minutes, or until they are lightly browned on the edges.
  • Remove them from the oven and re-press the well in the cookies while they are still warm.
  • Let them cool completely in the muffin tin, then use the tip of a sharp knife to pop them out of the tin.
  • Fill the wells in the cookie cups with 1/2 tablespoon of lemon curd.
  • Store the cookie cups in an airtight container in the refrigerator and serve chilled. The cookies also freeze well for up to 3 months.


Calories: 128.9kcalCarbohydrates: 13.43gProtein: 1.65gFat: 8.24gSaturated Fat: 3.47gSodium: 43.49mgFiber: 0.23gSugar: 6.14g
Keyword Baked, Baking, Cookies, Desserts, Exclusive, Family Meals and Snacks, Lemons, Lunchbox, Snacks
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