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The classic taste of an Eclair in an easy to make Cookie Cup! 

Eclair Sugar Cookie Cups


The real crown of this treat is that chocolate ganache.  The best part, it’s so simple you will jump for joy! Chocolate chips and heavy cream.  Give it a little love in a mixer and magic will happen.  I have detailed steps in the recipe below.  Just make sure that you give it some time in the mixer and time to cool, trust me it will thicken up and pipe onto the cookie cups perfectly.

Chocolate Ganache Frosting (680)

Eclair Cookie Cups

5 from 3 votes
Prep: 1 hour 20 minutes
Cook: 18 minutes
Total: 1 hour 38 minutes
Servings: 24
Author: Serene
The classic flavors of an eclair in an easy to make cookie cup!


  • 1 Sugar Cookie Mix + required ingredients
  • 3.4 ounce Instant Vanilla Pudding
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 11 ounces chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease mini muffin tray and set aside.
  • Prepare the sugar cookie mix according to directions. Roll the dough into small balls approximately 1 inch in diameter. Place one ball of dough into each space of the mini muffin tray. Press down the dough with a round spoon to create a small crater in the middle.
  • Bake for approximately 9 minutes, cookie cups will be slightly golden around the edges, they will still be slightly soft. Once you remove them from the oven press in the center with the round spoon again to re-create the crater in the center of the cookie cup. Allow to cool in the pan for another 5-8 minutes, then remove to continue cooling on a wire rack.
  • To make the pudding combine the 2 cups of milk with the package of instant vanilla pudding. Stir for several minutes to ensure it is fully mixed and place into the refrigerator to set.
  • To make the chocolate ganache frosting pour the chocolate chips into a medium size mixing bowl and set aside, pour the heavy cream into a small saucepan and bring to a low simmer. Allow to simmer for 2-3 minutes and then pour the hot heavy cream over the chocolate chips. Stir until the chocolate chips are fully melted and heavy cream and chocolate are completely combined. Allow to set and cool to room temperature for approximately an hour. As it cools it will continue to thicken.
  • Once the ganache is cool, pour into large mixing bowl and using mixer beat over high speed for 4-5 minutes. This will thicken it even more to be able to use the ganache as a frosting. Scoop the ganache frosting into a piping bag, I used a Wilton 2D tip.
  • To assemble, take a spoonful of the vanilla pudding and scoop it into the crater of the cookie cup. It’s ok to add extra pudding so it sits higher on top of the cookie cup. Then pipe on the chocolate ganache frosting. Serve immediately and enjoy!! Can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.


Prep time includes an hour time allowing the ganache to cool to room temperature.


Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 208IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. If you can find it, try using “French Vanilla” pudding mix. I use the French vanilla in an Éclair Cake recipe and it give a little more of the éclair flavor.

    1. Hi Dana, I made the sugar cookie cups by using a store bought mix for sugar cookies. If you’re wanting to make a from scratch sugar cookie dough you absolutely can, or you would just use a store bought mix plus whatever ingredients are needed for that particular mix. Just make the sugar cookie dough as directed on the packaging and bake into the sugar cookie cups. I hope that helps! Let me know if you have any further questions 🙂

  2. Do you think I could make the cookie cups up ahead of time and keep them in the freezer after baking?

    1. I haven’t frozen the cookie cups before. I do know the cookie cups will last in a sealed container for 4-5 days after baking, just like regular cookies. Just don’t fill them until you are wanting to serve them.

  3. My kids would love these! They love the cream puffs from Costco (which I never buy) and the ones I make (which I never make). These would be so much faster! What a great item for a party, too!