Ultimate Cookie Cups

Happy May Day!

Did you make May Day baskets when you were younger??

“In some parts of the United States, May Baskets are made. These are small baskets usually filled with flowers or treats and left at someone’s doorstep. The giver rings the bell and runs away. The person receiving the basket tries to catch the fleeing giver.”


I remember making a May Day basket in grade school.  I knew immediately that I was going to take it to my neighbor, Angie.  I felt so sneaky quietly going up to the porch.  I gently placed the basket outside the front door.  I took a deep breath, rang the doorbell, and RAN like the wind to the side of the house.

Score!  I wasn’t caught.

Cut to 30 minutes later.  Angie wanted to say thanks for the candy, but why did I leave it and run away?

“Ummm, I have no idea what you’re talking about.  What candy?”

“The candy in the basket with your name written on the bottom….”

Oops!  I’d forgotten that we’d written our names on our baskets in class.

And that’s why I never joined the CIA.  Need to work on my stealthy skills.

If I were to make a May Day basket today, I’d put these Ultimate Cookie Cups in them!

Ultimate Cookie Cups

Recipe from Cookies & Cups


Break-apart sugar cookie dough (24 count)

Break-apart chocolate chip cookie dough (24 count)

24 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups


Remove the cookie dough from the refrigerator.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Line your muffin tins with cupcake liners.  Set aside.

Unwrap your 24 Reese’s Peanut Cups.  But the time you are done, your cookie dough will be softened and easier to mold.

Take one piece of sugar cookie dough and flatten it a bit with your hand.  Place the Peanut Butter Cup on top of the sugar cookie dough.

Then take a piece of the chocolate chip cookie dough.  Place it on top of the Peanut Butter Cup.  Mold the edges of the sugar & chocolate chip dough together to surround the Peanut Butter Cup fully.

Place combined dough into prepared muffin tins.

Bake for 13-15 minutes.  Cool completely in muffin tins before eating.