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These are a very old Christmas cookie from southern United States, that are very popular in the United States. Not at all difficult to make they work up easily and make a beautiful presentation when given for a cookie exchange for just presented on your beautifully decorated table for a Christmas party.

Christmas cookies and cookie exchanges have become a tradition in the United States, and are as much a part of the holiday season as Christmas decorations and Santa Claus.

Try this speedy and easy treat for your holiday party and see if you don’t get rave reviews.


for the dough you will need

1/2 cup Philadelphia Cream Cheese

1/2 cup butter

1 cup flour

For the filling

2 eggs

2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

pinch of salt

2 tablespoons butter

1 cup pecans, (24 pecan halves and the remainder chopped finely)

Preheat the oven to 350. Place a baking sheet in it, and preheat the sheet as well.

grease mini muffin pans with 24 places total

Cut cream cheese and butter into the flour to form a dough.

Roll the dough out thinly

with a fluted pastry press or biscuit cutter, cut 24 rounds.

To Make Your Filling:

Lightly beat the eggs in a bowl

gradually beat in brown sugar

add vanilla extract, eggs and butter.

Reserving the 24 pecan halves, add chopped pecans

Place about a half teaspoonful of pecans in the bottom of each muffin cup

and cover with the filling til muffin cups are about at the halfway mark.

set a pecan half on top of each muffin cup.

Bake on the hot baking sheet for about 20 minutes until puffed up and set and

transfer to a wire rack to cool

*The cream cheese dough may also be used to make a variation of these, called Jam Tassies, in which the cream cheese dough is filled with raspberry or strawberry jam and topped with a grated chocolate.


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