Chocolate Chip-Almond-Cherry Cups

Refrigerated cookie dough provides a simple shortcut for dainty and delicious filled cookie cups.

  • prep time 45 min
  • total time 1 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 48

Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated chocolate chip cookies
1/2
cup almond paste, crumbled
1/2
cup dried cherries
1/2
cup cherry preserves

Icing

1
cup powdered sugar
1/4
teaspoon almond extract
4
to 5 teaspoons milk
Powdered sugar, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 48 miniature muffin cups with shortening; lightly flour. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. With hands, knead in almond paste and cherries.
  • 2 Divide dough into 48 pieces. Shape each piece into ball; place in muffin cup. With thumb, make indentation in center of each.
  • 3 Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool in pan on cooling rack 5 minutes. Run knife around edge of cookie to loosen; cool 1 to 2 minutes longer. Remove from muffin cups; place on cooling rack to cool.
  • 4 Spoon 1/2 teaspoon preserves into each cooled cup.
  • 5 In small bowl, mix powdered sugar, almond extract and enough milk for desired drizzling consistency; blend until smooth. Drizzle over cookies; let stand until set, about 30 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cookie
    Calories
    80
    (
    Calories from Fat
    20),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    2 1/2g
    2 1/2%
    (Saturated Fat
    1/2g,
    1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    30mg
    30%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    13g
    13%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    10g
    10%
    ),
    Protein
    0g
    0%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    0 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; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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