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Dixie cups are perfect for more than just beverages. Those little paper cups can also be used to bake all sorts of tasty treats. There are several advantages to baking in Dixie cups. Using disposable paper cups in baking can cut down on your cleanup time. The cups can also be used in place of a muffin pan. If you are doing a cooking project with a group of children, using individual Dixie cups allows each child to make and mix their own treat.

Baking with Waxed Dixie Cups

Assemble the ingredients you will need to make your recipe. Simple muffin, cake and cookie recipes work best for Dixie cup baking.

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, then pour it into each of the cups. If making this as a classroom project, where each child will mix their own cup, divide the recipe ingredients by the number of cups you will be using to determine about how much of each ingredient the child will need to add to their cup. Have the children add the ingredients to their cup and mix thoroughly.

Turn on the electric skillet and heat to the temperature specified in your recipe. Most recipes will call for a cooking temperature between 350 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Carefully place the filled Dixie cups in the electric skillet. Place the cover over the skillet and cook for the amount of time specified in the recipe.

Baking in Unwaxed Dixie Cups

Follow steps 1 and 2 above.

Lightly spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray.

Place the filled cups on the cookie sheet. You do not need to leave a lot of space between the cups as the cups will keep each treat separate.

Bake in your oven at the specified temperature for the specified amount of time.

Serve the treats in the paper cups, which is especially fun with a group of children. If you would like a more grown-up looking treat, peel the paper cup off each treat and place the cooked goodies on a serving dish.

About the Author

Lissabeth Ross

Lissabeth Ross began her career in journalism in 2005 as a staff writer for the "Journal of the Pocono Plateau." In addition to writing for several different newspapers, she served as the editor of the travel publication "News of The Poconos." She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Rutgers University.