Pecan Tassies: The perfect holiday treat!

Pecan Tassies: The perfect holiday treat!

Get into the Christmas spirit with these festive cookies.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! One of my favourite things to do during this magical season is – you guessed it! –  baking. I always love to have tasty treats to give to friends and family. Here is the recipe for one of my favourite Christmas cookies, featuring a festive pecan crunch. They’re so delicious, they will melt in your mouth! Yields 24 cookies, but trust me, they won’t last long! 

Pecan Tassies

Makes 24 cookies.

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 3 ounces of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp melted butter
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • Powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 325°F.

For pastry: 

In a medium bowl, beat together butter, cream cheese until combined.

Stir in flour. Press 1 rounded teaspoon of the pastry evenly onto the bottoms and up the sides of 24 ungreased 1 ¾” muffin cups.

For pecan filling:

In a small bowl, combine egg, brown sugar and melted butter. Stir in pecans. Spoon about 1 heaping teaspoon filling into each pastry-lined muffin cup.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until pastry is golden brown and filling is puffed. Cool slightly in pan on a wire rack. Carefully remove from muffin cups; cool completely on wire rack. If desired, sprinkle cookies with powdered sugar. 

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