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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.

Ingredients:

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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