Pecan Tassies

A classic, sweet Christmas treat!  These cookies have been present at my family holiday parties since my childhood.  Love them even more as an adult, especially with a cup of coffee.

Pecan Tassies were brought to our cookie exchange party.  Enjoy the recipe!

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Pecan Tassies

Pecan Tassies

Tart Shell:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup flour

Filling:

  • 2 TB butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup pecans, finely chopped

Preheat oven to 350°.

Beat butter and cream cheese until well blended.  Add flour, mix until soft dough forms.  Shape dough into 1″ balls and place into ungreased mini muffin pan.  Dip mini tart shaper in flour, press down with even pressure until dough rises slightly above rim of pan.

Filling:  Melt butter, stir in brown sugar, egg and vanilla.  Add chopped pecans and mix well.  Fill each tart with level scoop (do not over fill).

Bake 20-25 minutes or until light golden brown.  Cool in pan 3 minutes, remove from pan, cool completely and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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