Saturday, December 17, 2011

Holiday Nut Cups And A Give-Away!

'Tis the season for giving, and I'm in that sort of mood.

The recipe I share, is really good food.

It comes from my mom, and was my favorite as a child.

It's tasty and nutty, sure to make your taste buds go wild!

And after the recipe you'll spy something new,

I'm doing a give-away of a painted pitcher for you!

So read to the bottom and I'll show you the way,  

To make these awesome cookies, and perhaps brighten your day!

This pitcher is perfect for the entire winter season.

So now let me share, my gift for that reason. 

Holiday Nut Cup Cookie Recipe


 HOLIDAY NUT CUPS       {PRINT THIS RECIPE}

1 cup of butter, softened
2 cups of brown sugar
4 eggs (separated into whites and yolks)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups chopped nuts (any assortment)

-Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
-Prepare your mini-muffin tins by adding some mini-muffin liners into each compartment. 
 -Using a stand mixer or an electric hand mixer (or if you really want to burn some delicious holiday calories, use a whisk), beat the egg whites until stiff.


-Transfer your beaten egg whites to a separate bowl and refrigerate until called for.
-Chop your delicious looking nuts and set aside. 


I used almonds, walnuts, pecans.  I also used my handy dandy nut chopper.  If you don't have one, I highly recommend getting one.  It will save you so much time and effort.  I don't recommend using a food processor or blender as you will turn your chopped nuts into nut butter.  Another time perhaps, that would be a delicious thing, but not for this recipe. :) 

-In a large mixing bowl, blend the delicious butter, brown sugar, egg yolks, flour and baking powder until thoroughly combined.
-Now using a wooden spoon or spatula, carefully add your delicious nuts and mix until well combined.
-Gently fold in your reserved egg whites (a 1/3 at a time) until your mixture is deliciously light and fluffy!
-You can now fill your muffin cups with approximately 1/2 teaspoon in each cup.  **Be careful not to over fill the cups as they will rise upon baking.
-Allow the cookies to cool slightly before removing them from the tin to a wire rack to cool completely.  Don't they look delicious?
















Now this is the point where my mom used to dot the tops of each cookie with a pretty little dollop of butter cream icing.  I had every intention of doing this step (honest I did) but after sampling 1 (maybe more) of these delicious little babies without the icing, I came to the conclusion that it just wasn't necessary.  These cookies are so flavorful and delicious, with just the right balance of nuts to sweet that I didn't want to mess with perfection. There, I said it! LOL 

What I did decide to do however, just to dress them up a bit, was to dust the tops with a tiny bit of powdered sugar.  In my opinion, it was just the right call and the perfect touch to add to these perfect little holiday morsels, and let me tell you...they are simply delicious!


Holiday Nut Cup Cookie Recipe


Holiday Nut Cup Cookie Recipe

Thanks for reading my recipe and viewing my pictures.

It's now time to find out how you can win this cute pitcher.

Hidden inside my well written post,

Is a word that I used a lot more than most.

Figure it out and tell me which one,  

on here or on facebook

Gosh, I hope this was fun!!!

I'll be choosing the winner in a couple of days,

And I'll be in touch with the winner...hooray!

Until we bake again,



p.s.  Thanks Mom! I love you!!!






















17 comments:

  1. I have to say, your recipe looks DELICIOUS!! Yeah, DELICIOUS! :)

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  2. Going to have to try this recipe and the word has to be "Delicious" since it was used a lot! Sounds like the recipe would be delicious!

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  3. DELICIOUS! You used it 13 times! :) I would make these but my hunny is allergic!

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  4. Is it "I"
    I counted that at least 16 times maybe ?

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  5. I'm not entering the contest Renee. I had to comment though and tell you that these little cakes look delicious and perfect with just the confectioners sugar.

    I adore the fact that you took the time to create this post in rhyme. You are wonderful. Loved it all :)

    The pitcher is beautiful.

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  6. Oh definitely the word delicious! "Chop your "delicious" nuts" lol! Love it, I'd love to win this!

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  7. Tayentsminger@gmail.comDecember 18, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Is the word Delicious!? The pitcher is so cute! Would love to win it!

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  8. It's "Delicious"!

    I'd love to make these but I am allergic. :( Poo!

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  9. Delicious look and yummy recipes. watering in my mouth and superb sharing . i love it

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  10. HAHA I'm going to go with delicious! lol

    Love the pitcher and the holiday nut cups!

    You do such great work in the kitchen and with a paintbrush

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  11. The word has to be DELICIOUS! I love all your work and am looking forward to ordering a few pieces, but I really love that pitcher!

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  12. Delicious, delicious, delicious!

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  13. The winner has been chosen. Drum roll please......
    And the winner is ~ Angie Maitland Barrett of Big Bears Wife! Congratulations Angie!!! I'll be in touch shortly to find out your mailing address.

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  14. Thank you to everyone who played, here and on Facebook!

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Renee
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