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pecan tassies traditional christmas cookies

Pecan Tassies

Are traditional Christmas cookies part of your holiday celebration? Make these sweet and delicious pecan tassies as a treat for family and friends!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pecan tassies, traditional Christmas cookies
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 24 tassies


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 4 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon softened butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • dash of salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  • With a hand or standing mixer, blend the 1/2 cup butter and the cream cheese. Beat for 1 minute.
  • Add flour and blend on low speed until the dough forms.
  • Remove dough from bowl, shape into a disc, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate 1 hour.
  • Combine brown sugar, egg, 1 tablespoon butter, vanilla, and salt.
  • Beat together just until smooth.
  • Set filling aside.
  • When ready, remove dough from refrigerator.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • On a floured surface, gently roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Using a 2 1/2 inch round cutter, cut out 24 circles. After cutting, leftover dough can be re-rolled.
  • Place the dough circles in the vessels of a mini muffin pan. Gently form the dough to the muffin vessel with your fingers or the round end of a kitchen tool.
  • Sprinkle pecans in the bottom of each unbaked shell.
  • Divide filling among shells.
  • Top with more pecans.
  • Bake 25 minutes or until set.
  • Cool in pans.