Thursday, December 17, 2009

Pecan Tassies

1/2 cup butter/margarine, softened
3 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1 cup flour
1.5 cups brown sugar, packed
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 T. vanilla extract
2/3 cup chopped pecans

1. Beat softened butter and cream cheese until creamy. Gradually add flour, beating well. Cover and chill 2 hours.

2. Shape dough into 1" balls. Press balls into lightly greased miniature muffin pans.

3. Combine brown sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and pecans. (Some variations call for a pinch of salt, and 2 T. melted butter...) Spoon 1 T of mixture into each ball.

4. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Remove from pans immediately and cool completly.

Makes 2.5 dozen.

Recipe from Grandma Kittle