A stack of cookie cups on a small white cake stand. The cookie on top has a bite taken out of it showing the white chocolate ganache filling

Almond Cookie Cups

  • Author: Beyond Frosting
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 12-14 min
  • Total Time: 22-24 minutes
  • Yield: 18 cookies 1x


These easy Almond Cookie Cups are an almond sugar cookie filled with a white chocolate ganache and topped with sliced Almonds. 


For the cookie:

  • 1 box Krusteaz Butter Vanilla Sugar Cookie Mix
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

For the filling:

  • 7 ounces white chocolate
  • 4 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds


  1. For the cookies: Preheat the oven to 350°F and generously grease a mini muffin pan with cooking spray or Crisco.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine cookie mix, butter, egg and almond extract and beat until well mixed.
  3. Scoop 2 tablespoons of cookie dough into each mini muffin cavity.
  4. Bake 12-14 minutes until the cookie dough is lightly golden brown. Allow the cookie cups to cool for 10-15 minutes. While the cookies are still warm, use the back of a measuring spoon to press into the center of each cookie to make a cup shape.
  5. Remove cookie cups gently and allow to cool completely.
  6. For the filling: Combine the white chocolate and heavy whipping cream in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at 50% power for 60-90 seconds, stirring occasionally. Microwave until chocolate is completely melted and stir until smooth.
  7. Use a spoon or piping bag to fill the center of each cookie cup. Sprinkle with sliced almonds.
  8. Allow the filling to cool and set completely. Store in an airtight container, or freeze up to two weeks.


Variations: It’s super easy to swap out the flavors.

Peppermint White Chocolate: Substitute the almond extract for peppermint and garnish with crushed peppermint candy.

Peppermint Chocolate Chip: Use a box of Krusteaz Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookie mix. Add ½ cup crushed peppermint candy to the cookie dough. Substitute the white chocolate for milk or dark chocolate and top with crushed peppermint candy.

Snickerdoodle White Chocolate: Use a box of Krusteaz Snickerdoodle Cookie mix instead.