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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