Christmas cookie with a twist
Easy Almond Cookie Cups
For The Cookies: Preheat the oven to 350°F and generously grease a mini muffin pan with cooking spray or Crisco.
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine cookie mix, butter, egg and almond extract and beat until well mixed.
Scoop 2 tablespoons of cookie dough into each mini muffin cavity.
Bake 12-14 minutes until the cookie dough is lightly golden brown. Allow the cookie cups to cool for 15-20 minutes. While the cookies are still warm, use the back of a measuring spoon to press into the center of each cookie to make a cup shape.
Remove cookie cups gently and allow to cool completely.
For the Filling: Combine the white chocolate and heavy whipping cream in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at 50% power for 60-90 seconds, stirring occasionally. Microwave until chocolate is completely melted and stir until smooth.
Use a spoon or piping bag to fill the center of each cookie cup. Sprinkled with sliced almonds.
Allow the filling to cool and set completely. Store in an airtight container, or freeze up to two weeks,
Variations: Snickerdoodle White Chocolate, Peppermint Chocolate Chip and Peppermint White Chocolate