Choco-Coconut-Almond Cookie Cups

This rich cookie recipe starts the easy way, with refrigerated cookie dough. A decadent mini dark-chocolate coconut candy bar puts it over the top! From Linda Bibbo, Bake-Off® Monthly Challenge.

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  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 1 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 24
 

Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
2/3
cup ground almonds
1
package (12 oz) miniature dark-chocolate covered coconut candy bars (24 bars), unwrapped
1/2
cup slivered almonds, lightly toasted, coarsely chopped
1
to 2 teaspoons powdered sugar

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 24 mini muffin cups with cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in ground almonds until well blended. Shape dough into 24 (1 1/4-inch) balls. Press 1 ball in bottom and up side of each muffin cup, pressing slight rim above top.
  • 3 Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Immediately press 1 candy bar into center of each cup. Let stand about 5 minutes or until chocolate is slightly melted. Sprinkle top of each cup with chopped almonds; press lightly. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Remove cookie cups from pan. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 24 mini muffin cups with cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in ground almonds until well blended. Shape dough into 24 (1 1/4-inch) balls. Press 1 ball in bottom and up side of each muffin cup, pressing slight rim above top.
  • 3 Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Immediately press 1 candy bar into center of each cup. Let stand about 5 minutes or until chocolate is slightly melted. Sprinkle top of each cup with chopped almonds; press lightly. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Remove cookie cups from pan. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie Cup
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
85mg
85%;
Total Carbohydrate
22g
22%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
14g
14%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.