Pine Nut Cookie Cups

Author: Canadian Living

Mini-muffin pans are terrific to have in the kitchen and give the perfect one-bite size to these delectable cookie cups. You can also use these pans for miniature muffins, baby brownies and other sweet and savoury tartlets.

  • Portion size 16 servings
  • Credits : Holiday Best: 2005

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup cold butter
  • 1 egg whites
Filling:
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup pine nut toasted
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds toasted
  • 1 oz bittersweet chocolate chopped
  • 1 oz semisweet chocolate chopped

Method

In bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, and salt. Using pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Add egg white; with fork, stir until dough clumps together.

Press 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the dough onto bottom and up side of each of 16 mini (1-1/2- x 1-inch/4 x 2.5 cm) muffin cups. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.)

Filling: In bowl, whisk together butter, egg yolk, corn syrup and vanilla. Divide pine nuts evenly among pastry cups; spoon generous 1 tsp (5 mL) of the corn syrup mixture over each.

Bake in bottom third of 350°F (180°C) oven until crust is golden brown, about 25 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes. Run tip of pointed knife around cups to loosen; transfer to rack and let cool completely. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container and store for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 weeks.)

In heatproof bowl over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, melt chocolate, stirring occasionally; drizzle over cups. Let stand until chocolate is set.

Nutritional facts <b>Per cookie:</b> about

  • Sodium 47 mg
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 114.0
  • Total fat 7 g
  • Cholesterol 24 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 12 g

%RDI

  • Iron 6.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 6.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 4.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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