Monday, December 18, 2006

Pecan Tassies

This would be a tradition in our family. There aren't too many of those that I can think of. Granma makes them every year, and since she came up for Christmas a week ago, and I told her (I know I should have asked instead) to make some, I came home from school to the smell of tassies on Monday. Now Dad, and the neighbors, can enjoy them.

Golden Tassies
Makes 4 dozen

2 sticks (1/2 lb) butter, softened
1 (6 oz) package cream cheese, softened
2 cups flour
1/8 teaspoon salt

3 slightly beaten eggs
2 1/4 cups brown sugar
2 tablespoons melted butter
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup chopped pecans

To make crust:
Place butter and cream cheese in a bowl. Work in flour and salt with a fork. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Pinch off dough and roll into approx 1/2 inch balls and press into mini muffin tins.

Making filling:
Mix together all ingredients for filling and spoon approximately 1 teaspoon of filling into each prepared muffin cup.

Bake for 20 minutes at 350º and then 10 minutes at 250º.

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