Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

Use tiny muffin tins 1-1/2-inch in diameter, you can make lots and then freeze them.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Prepare mini muffin tins.
  3. In a bowl mix all ingredients with an electric hand mixer until well blended.
  4. Pinch off small pieces of dough (do not roll the dough first) using your fingers pat into the muffin tins to form a "shell".
  5. Prick the bottoms with a fork.
  6. Bake for about 20 minutes (during the baking time prick bottoms again if the shells puff up.
  7. Cool and fill as desired.


Most Helpful

very good but you need to make the dough thin in the muffin tin. I made it too thick and it just kept puffing up. I filled these with a mushroom and sherry mixture. Sweet and savory.

Everything Sweet June 19, 2012

This is exactly the recipe I was looking for. Thanks, Kitten! I needed to add 1/2 to 3/4 cups flour as the dough was very sticky. If you use unsalted butter as I do you may wish to add a dash of salt. I kept my oven at 300 as suggested but increased my cooking time to 30 min. I used approximately 1 1/2 tsp. per tin and spread it as thin as I could. This made 3 dozen sturdy little cups. I plan to shape the dough into skinny logs and freeze it to have on hand. You could add ground nuts and extracts to make a stand alone cookie without filling. Allow plenty of time to shape the cups. They are well worth the effort.

Duck Soup April 30, 2007

I was a bad girl, and even though you said NO SUBS I had no choice but to use shortening (butter flavoured) in these. They were still excellent. Next time I am using the butter for sure. Nice and sturdy, I used them as the shells for recipe 57335 (Turtle Tarts). The touch of sweetness made them perfect for that, without being cloying since the filling was so sweet. Using a tamper, I made mine a bit too thick and only got one mini-muffin tray of shells. The prep was easy, the cooking time was right on, and the results were perfect. Thank you!

DancesInGarden April 16, 2007

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