A friend was recently recalling a cookie his mom made called a buttercup. In the version from his childhood growing up in Alabama, Jiffy pie crust mix was combined with sugar and spices and used to make a filled cookie baked in a muffin tin. With that description in mind I began my search and found several version of this cookie including one attributed to Gale Gand, a supremely wonderful baker. These look richer and more refined but just as tasty. I have not tried this recipe yet but will do so after the holidays. Note cooking time does not include chilling time.