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Pecan Tassies - My Favorite Christmas Cookie

My all time favorite Christmas Cookie, the Pecan Tassie, just like a mini pecan pie.
Prep Time1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time1 hour 55 minutes
Author: Angela Roberts


Pastry Ingredients

  • 12 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Filling Ingredients

  • Chopped 3/4 cup pecans
  • Finely chopped 1 1/4 cups pecans
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar


Pasty Instructions

  • Cream butter and cream cheese. Add salt to flour and mix together to form pastry dough.
  • Roll into 48 small one inch balls. Refrigerate for at least one hour. In the meantime, make filling.

Filling Instructions

  • Lightly toast 2 cups pecans.
  • You can use a magic bullet to grind the 1/1/4 cup pecans or just chop very finely.
  • Mix melted butter, vanilla, brown sugar and eggs.
  • Add ground nut mixture to egg mixture.


  • Press pastry balls into non-greased mini-muffin pan. I use a pestle to make room for filling and press in. Assemble by putting a a tiny bit of chopped nuts first and then top with filling.
  • Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.


Note: you can make these into 4 inch tarts with bottom-less tart pans for individual desserts.