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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Chocolate Chip Honey Almond Shortbread Cups

I will fully admit it. This recipe was supposed to be a "muffin", but after misreading the recipe and adding way more flour than the muffins called for, I just re-invented it.

Frankly, I liked how they turned out. More on these in a bit.

This weekend has been spent at home - just me and the little man puttering around the house, as the husband has been helping a good friend drywall his basement. I suppose when he gets back later today he'll be wanting a home cooked meal, not sure if I have the energy.

We've been cleaning, cooking and doing a lot of this:

Sitting in mom's kitchen island, like its some kind of thrown. Really all you need in life is a good seat and your sippy cup right?

I've also been brainstorming the many things that NEED to get done before the little girl arrives. We need to switch their bedrooms, purchase a toddler bed, clean, organize, pitch, and maybe purchase some things in pink.

Yep, pretty sure everything we have is brown, blue and green. Sure which the garage sales were in full force in January!

Enough about my nesting...back to these shortbread cups. After eating one (maybe two) yesterday I thought these would be the perfect baked good for wedding or baby shower, or even a brunch.

Or if you're like me, a Saturday afternoon with nothing else to do.

Chocolate Chip Honey Almond Shortbread Cups
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. honey
1 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter, melted
1/3 c. chopped almonds
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla
2 c. flour

In a large bowl or stand-up mixer, combine sugar, honey, eggs, vanilla, butter and almonds. Fold in flour until just combined (batter will be thick - unless you'd like the muffin version and then just add 1/2 c. flour).

Spray 12 paper lined muffin cups. Fill batter in cups. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

Great eaten plain or with a little butter. Little man approved!
Ever screw up a recipe, but it turns okay anyway?

Would you like to comment?

  1. Your little guy is so cute!! And yay for buying things in pink! It looks like a pink monster threw up in my house most days!

    This recipe sounds delicious! I love it when you think you screwed up a recipe, but it turns out okay!

  2. I have screwed up so many recipes ... sometimes they turn out ... sometimes the garbage gets to enjoy them :-)

  3. I love that you just rolled with the recipe and made up something new and delicious! I wish I could do that with everything that went awry in my kitchen!

  4. Those look good!! Glad they turned out ok!

  5. These look great!! I going to give them a try this week. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Those shortbread cups look delicious! I've definitely messed up in the kitchen, but usually the result tastes good, even if it looks like poo :)

    Congrats on the upcoming arrival of your little girl!

  7. I screw up recipes all the time when I bake! Usually it's because don't pay attention to the details :) This recipe looks delicious and I have been looking for something to bake for my neighbor!

  8. I'm really good at screwing up recipes, but 9 times out of 10, it turns out okay.

  9. Oh my, how good do those look!!!
    Honey and almonds, yum!
    I wish I could sit in a cabinet sipping on a cup too! Cute :)

  10. Oh my, how good do those look!!!
    Honey and almonds, yum!
    I wish I could sit in a cabinet sipping on a cup too! Cute :)

  11. These look great!! I going to give them a try this week. Thanks for sharing.

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