Yard Farm Pecan Tassies

Yard Farm Pecan Tassies

These are delightful little traditional Southern cookies.

All the fabulousness of Pecan Pie, all within the palm of your hand!

The word “Tassie” is a Scottish word meaning “cup” so, technically, they’re pecans in a cup! They have a flaky, buttery crust with a soft pecan filling inside. It’s a pecan pie in two bites and we guarantee you won’t be able to eat just one!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1-1/4 cups pecans, finely chopped or lightly ground in a food processor
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix 1/2 cup butter and cream cheese at low speed until well blended. Add flour, salt, and 1/2 cup pecans; beat until blended.
3. Shape dough into 24 balls using lightly floured hands. Place 1 ball in each cup of a miniature muffin pan. Press dough on bottom and up sides of each cup to form shells.
4. Whisk together brown sugar, 2 Tbsp. butter, egg, vanilla extract, and salt. Fold in remaining pecans. Spoon about 1-2 tsp. of filling into shells.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 22 minutes. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.

Makes 24 servings.

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