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These nut cup cookies are light, airy, and filled with delicious nut flavor. They’re like no other cookie you’ll ever taste. They’re simply the best!

Holiday Nut Cup Cookie Recipe

*Disclaimer – This recipe was originally published in 2011. I’m working hard to update all my older recipes with recipe cards, new photos, and additional recipe information. But, getting to all of them will take time. Please bear with me. In the meantime let me assure you that this recipe is still a winner and one I’m sure you’ll be well pleased with when you make it at home.


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 

Holiday Nut Cup Cookie 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 buttercream 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. 

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

Until we bake again,

Should you have any questions or comments regarding this recipe or anything else you’ve seen on my site, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. It is always my distinct pleasure to get back with a reply just as soon as I possibly can!

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Until we eat again, I hope you have a delicious day!!

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Thursday 22nd of December 2011

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

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Thursday 22nd of December 2011

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.

Paula Lang

Wednesday 21st of December 2011

Delicious, delicious, delicious!

Holly Anne

Wednesday 21st of December 2011

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!


Tuesday 20th of December 2011

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