su-Chocolate Orange Cookie Cups
Photo: Alex Farnum
Yields Makes 12 (serving size: 1 cookie) Total Time 30 mins
AuthorJennifer Loganathan, Colden, NY,
These flourless cookie bites from Sunset reader Jennifer Loganathan, of Colden, NY, are a delicious cross between a brownie and a soft cookie—the orange zest adds a bit of contrast.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 12-cup muffin pan and set aside.

Step 2
2

Stir together almonds, powdered sugar, cocoa, orange zest, 3 tbsp. butter, 1 egg white, and 1 tbsp. water in a medium bowl. In another bowl, whisk remaining egg white with granulated sugar until medium peaks form; fold into cocoa mixture. Spoon mixture into prepared muffin cups, dividing evenly.

Step 3
3

Bake until tops look dry, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes, then turn out of pan.

Step 4
4

Meanwhile, microwave remaining 1 tbsp. butter with chocolate in a small bowl until melted. Drizzle over warm cookies.

Ingredients

 1/2 cup chopped almonds
 1/2 cup powdered sugar
 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
 1 teaspoon orange zest (optional)
 1/4 cup softened unsalted butter, divided
 2 large egg whites, divided
 1/2 tablespoon granulated sugar
 1 ounce semisweet chocolate

Directions

Step 1
1

Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 12-cup muffin pan and set aside.

Step 2
2

Stir together almonds, powdered sugar, cocoa, orange zest, 3 tbsp. butter, 1 egg white, and 1 tbsp. water in a medium bowl. In another bowl, whisk remaining egg white with granulated sugar until medium peaks form; fold into cocoa mixture. Spoon mixture into prepared muffin cups, dividing evenly.

Step 3
3

Bake until tops look dry, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes, then turn out of pan.

Step 4
4

Meanwhile, microwave remaining 1 tbsp. butter with chocolate in a small bowl until melted. Drizzle over warm cookies.

Chocolate Orange Cookie Cups