These Pecan Tassies are little bites of Heaven in a buttery, flaky crust. Reminiscent of mini pecan pies, this easy recipe will be the star of your cookie tray.
I’ve loved Pecan Tassies since I was a little girl.
Our family friend would bring them over, each year on her cookie tray, and every year I would eat all of them. And the cornflake wreaths.
I’ve never tried to make them myself until now and I’ve been missing out.
These pecan tassies are SUPER easy to make and take very little effort for such a tasty treat.
This pecan tassie recipe uses cream cheese in the dough.
They remind me of little pecan pies. The crust is buttery, flaky while remaining moist and delicious.
INGREDIENTS FOR PECAN TASSIES RECIPE:
- All purpose flour
- cream cheese
- brown sugar
- unsalted butter
- vanilla extract
- Millican Pecans
HOW TO MAKE EASY PECAN TASSIES
Into a medium bowl, add flour, butter and cream cheese. Using a pastry blender or 2 forks, blend together until small crumbs form and then press together with your fingers to form dough.
I measured my dough out and then divided by 24 so each one was even. I came out to .42oz per dough ball
I sprayed the mini muffin tin with cooking spray and press each dough ball into the cavities and slightly up the sides.
Next, into a medium bowl combine egg, brown sugar, butter, vanilla, salt and chopped pecans.
Spoon 1 teaspoon of filling into each cavity and bake in a 350 degree oven for 18-20 minutes or until lightly golden brown and filling is set.
Allow to cool completely before removing from pan.
CAN YOU FREEZE PECAN TASSIES
Yes, you can freeze pecan tassie dough or you can freeze baked pecan tassies. Once the cookies have cooled, place them into an airtight container or a zip top freezer bag and place into the freezer.
Pecan tassie dough will last 2-3 months in the freezer when wrapped tightly with saran wrap and placed into a zip top bag.
Pecan tassies will last in the freezer for up to 2 months.
TIPS ON HOW TO MAKE SNICKERDOODLE COOKIES
- Be careful not to place too much filling into the dough. They’ll overflow. I use a teaspoon to fill each cavity.
- Allow pecan tassies to cool completely before removing from mini muffin tin. It makes them so much easier to remove.
- You can store pecan tassies in an air tight container at room temperature for up to one week. Refrigerate pecan tassies for a longer shelf life of up to two weeks.
VARIATIONS ON PECAN TASSIES
I made a classic and easy pecan tassie recipe but you could
- add melted chocolate into the pecan mixture.
- Use cinnamon cream cheese for the dough
- Add cinnamon into the pecan mixture.
- Use both vanilla extract and bourbon into your pecan tassie mixture.
Thank you to Ellen of Family Around the Table and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures for hosting #ChristmasCookies Week! And a huge thank you to our sponsors Adams Extract and Millican Pecan for supporting the bloggers and events like Christmas Cookies Week.
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