Almond Butter Stuffed Sugar Cookie Cups

Browned Butter sugar  cookie cups with a dollop of Almond Butter in the center.

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Remember last week when we made Homemade Almond Butter? And I said that we were going to make a recipe with it? This is that recipe, and it is amazing and you need to make it as soon as you’re done reading this. I hope your almond butter supply is holding up!

The best part, of course, is the use of browned butter. If you’re scared of browning butter (don’t be! It’s easy!) You can always substitute melted butter. I recommend using browned butter though. It adds a toffee, caramel-y flavor that can’t be matched. We’re baking these in muffin tins, so we don’t need to worry about spreading or bother with chilling the dough, making these so easy and quick to make!

There’s so much in these cookies- the caramelized sugar from sitting in the browned butter, the almond extract, the tiny size (so cute!) and they only take 30 minutes. They’re super easy to make, and if you don’t have almond extract, you can always just use more vanilla extract.

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Brown the butter by melting it on a medium saucepan on medium heat. It will melt, foam, and boil- this is just the water vaporizing. Once it melts, start stirring and don’t stop, to prevent any burning. It takes about five minutes- it will start to smell nutty and you’ll see brown Moncler outlet specks appear on the bottom. At this point, remove it from the heat. You’ll pour it into the sugars and let it sit and cool for a bit before adding the rest of the ingredients- especially the eggs. No one likes scrambled eggs in their cookies!

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We then scoop 2-3 tsp size balls into a muffin tin, and press in a hole, and fill it with 1/4 tsp of almond butter, and bake for 8 minutes.  Easy-Peasy.

Brian loved these- I even made a batch just for him!

They’re so easy, and perfect for those with peanut allergies- or anyone. I loved them, and I plan on experimenting more with this dough base in the future.

More Stuffed cookies:

Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Cookies
Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Cookies- chewy, brownie-like cookies stuffed with Nutella by Pixie Dust Kitchen

Salted Caramel Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
Salted Caramel Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

 

Almond Butter Stuffed Sugar Cookie Cups
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Brown butter sugar cookies stuffed with homemade almond butter, and baked in mini muffin tins.
Ingredients
  • ¾ C Butter (1 and ½ sticks)
  • ¾ C white sugar
  • ¼ C brown sugar
  • ¾ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ tsp almond extract
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk (large eggs), room temperature.
  • 1 and ½ C all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • almond butter (about 6 tsp)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
  2. brown the butter by melting it in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, start stirring with a heat proof spatula. The butter will start to bubble, then foam. Once it foams, reduce the heat to low and wait for brown specks to appear. Once they do, remove from the heat.
  3. Combine the sugars in a large bowl. Add in the browned butter and let rest. Once slightly cooled, whisk in the eggs and vanilla and almond extracts.
  4. Combine the flour, salt, and baking soda in a small bowl. Mix into the wet ingredients.
  5. Spray a mini muffin tin with baking spray. Scoop 2-3 tsp size mounds of dough into the muffin tin. Fill with ¼ tsp of almond butter. Bake for 5-8 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. Let cool before serving.
  6. Cookies will keep up to 2 weeks.

13 Comments on Almond Butter Stuffed Sugar Cookie Cups

  1. Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig
    August 9, 2013 at 11:26 am (4 years ago)

    Oh yummy. I adore almond butter so this is a must try for me. There is something about its complex flavor that gets me every time! Pinning!

    Reply
    • faithcatherine
      August 9, 2013 at 12:49 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks for the pin Cathy! Let me know how it is when you try it!

      Reply
  2. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
    August 9, 2013 at 12:01 pm (4 years ago)

    I need these cookie cups in my life… I’m not sure I could just eat 1 though. Actually I am 100% sure I wouldn’t be able to. 🙂

    Reply
  3. cookingactress
    August 9, 2013 at 12:46 pm (4 years ago)

    Browned butter….mmmmmm…..almond butter….mmmmm

    *sigh of pure ecstasy*

    Reply
    • faithcatherine
      August 16, 2013 at 12:01 am (4 years ago)

      Thank you for the photography complement!

      Reply
  4. noyomoco
    August 11, 2013 at 7:00 pm (4 years ago)

    So many awesome butters in this recipe – almond and browned! 😉 Two of the best!

    Reply
  5. Laura
    August 11, 2013 at 8:23 pm (4 years ago)

    So delicious! Browned butter is something I’ll have to try 🙂

    Reply
  6. koukla76
    August 13, 2013 at 12:17 pm (4 years ago)

    I’ve never tried almond butter before but it’s on my list! These cookies look so so good. 🙂
    Tina at http://www.tinaschic.com

    Reply
  7. Rachel Cotterill
    August 14, 2013 at 2:24 am (4 years ago)

    These look fabulous. I love anything with almonds so I’ll have to give it a try 🙂

    Reply
    • faithcatherine
      August 16, 2013 at 12:01 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks Rachel! Let me know how they are when you do try these!

      Reply
  8. Ashley
    January 13, 2014 at 9:56 pm (4 years ago)

    i just made this! it was seriously amazing

    Reply
    • faith
      January 14, 2014 at 11:11 am (4 years ago)

      Thank you so much for your feedback Ashley! I’m glad you liked them!

      Reply

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