Learn how to make Pecan Tassie Cookies with this easy recipe
Pecan Tassies are a favorite Southern cookie – especially during the Christmas season. It is thought that Pecan Tassies are an adaptation of the French-American recipe for Pecan Pie. Pecan Pie is most commonly thought to have originated in New Orleans, by French settlers sometime in the early 1700s.
You will find these tassies very addictive! Tassies are little tarts or mini pies, or actually miniature pecan pies. They are the cookie version of the Southern Pecan Pie.
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Pecan Tassie Cookies Recipe:
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
6 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 cups all-purpose flour, sift before measuring
In a medium bowl, mix together the butter and cream cheese until well blended. Beat in flour, 1 cup at a time, until the mixture is blended and will form a smooth dough. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
NOTE: Mixture may be made ahead of time and refrigerated up to 24 hours.
2 cups (1 pound) firmly-packed light brown sugar
3 eggs, beaten
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
In a bowl, mix together brown sugar, eggs, butter, salt, and vanilla.
Source: Photo from Gourmet Magazine, April 1985.