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Buttery Ganache Cookie Cups

Our family wanted to share our love of ganache-filled cupcakes, so we made them into cookies. Even better: we bake the cookies in muffin cups, fill with ganache, and get the best of both worlds! —Adela Srinivasan, Parker, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in orange juice and extract. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Refrigerate, covered, 1 hour or until firm.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Shape level tablespoons of dough into balls; press evenly onto bottom and up sides of greased or foil-lined mini-muffin cups. Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges are light brown. Cool in pans 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Dust with confectioners’ sugar.
  • Meanwhile, place chocolate in a small bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream just to a boil. Pour over chocolate; stir with a whisk until smooth. Cool slightly. Refrigerate, covered, 1 hour or until ganache thickens to a spreading consistency, stirring occasionally. Pipe onto cookie cups. Refrigerate in airtight containers.
    Freeze option: Freeze shaped balls of dough on waxed paper-lined baking sheets until firm. Transfer to resealable plastic freezer bags; return to freezer. To use, thaw dough in refrigerator overnight. Bake and decorate cookies as directed.
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