These rich but delicate maple pecan tassies are a delicious addition to your Christmas cookie roster this year! They look like tiny tarts, and taste like a cross between a shortbread cookie and a slice of pecan pie. The addition of maple syrup is the perfect compliment to the pecans!
This blog post is part of a Christmas cookie blog hop I'm joining today. Make sure to visit all of the links at the bottom of this post for more yummy Christmas cookies you can make this season!
I found a delicious pecan tassies recipe in an old Christmas Cookies magazine from 2008, and it's become one of my absolute favourite Christmas treats!
These look and taste a lot like pecan tarts, but they're SO much easier to make. I also altered the recipe to add some maple syrup. Pecan and maple taste so good together!
To make these, you first mix some butter, cream cheese, and flour together to create a flaky pastry. Then, you squish some in the bottom and sides of a mini cupcake pan.
Next, you create a filling with egg, brown sugar, maple syrup, butter, and pecans. Spoon it into the pastry, and then bake everything together!
The result is a decant tasting treat that looks adorable too!
Ready to make these maple pecan tassies? Here's the recipe!
- ½ cup softened butter
- 1 3 oz package of cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup flour
- 1 egg
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
- ½ cup chopped pecans
- icing sugar (optional)
- Whip together the butter and cream cheese in a medium bowl until combined. Stir in the flour (I like to use my hands at the end).
- Press 1 heaping teaspoon of pastry into the bottoms and sides of each cup of a mini cupcake pan.
- Combine egg, brown sugar, maple syrup, and butter in a small bowl. Stir in the pecans, and spoon evenly into the pastry lined muffin cups.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes at 325 degrees F or until the pastry is slightly browned. Makes 24 cookies.
These are almost TOO good; I love them so much! I can't wait to bake more for our Christmas eve treats platter this year.
More of my favourite Christmas recipes
MAKE SALTED CHOCOLATE CARAMEL PECAN CANDIES
I've made these salted chocolate caramel pecan candies for a few years now. They're simple, they're fun to make with kids, and they taste like "Turtles"! Oh, yum.
HOW TO MAKE DIY COCOA BALLS FOR HOT CHOCOLATE
Learn how to make these fun DIY cocoa balls for hot chocolate with these easy directions and a video tutorial. These hot cocoa balls make a wonderful gift for a family member or friend!
Now come see what my blogging friends have made! Click on the links below to go to the recipes.
Candy Cane Thumbprint Christmas Cookies from Modern Glam // Mint Chocolate Candy Cane Kiss Cookies from The Happy Housie // Peppermint Meltaway Cookies from Inspiration for Moms // Chewy and Soft Ginger Cookies from Twelve On Main
Christmas Cookie Recipe from Happy Happy Nester // Maple Pecan Tassies from The DIY Mommy // Secret Ingredient Soft Gingerbread Cookies from Jenna Kate at Home // Molasses Ginger Cookies from Finding Lovely
Jam-Filled Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies from Your Marketing BFF // Hello Dolly Bars from A Blue Nest // Chocolate Chip Almond Biscotti from The Design Twins // Oatmeal Whoopie Pies from She Gave It A Go
Wow, these combine two of my holiday favorites...shortbread cookies and pecan pie. Absolutely yummy. Please note that in order to be considered as a week's feature you need to follow the instructions of Fiesta Friday. Please note that you are taking the recipe to Fiesta Friday with a link, also mentioning any co-hosts. I unfortunately can't vote for you unless those rules are followed, I would love to feature you.
Cherelle | The Inspired Prairie
These look so pretty and I bet they taste amazing! I love any desserts that are mini; although I usually end up eating large amounts of anything "mini", haha!
Thanks for linking up with us at the Embracing Home and Family linkup party!
Sarah - The DIY Mommy
HAHA! Me too! I think anything 2 bites or less, doesn't count 😉
Hey there! I am featuring these yummy looking treats at our link party tomorrow!
Sarah - The DIY Mommy
Thanks so much!
Danya -A Vintage Flare Farmhouse
These sound fabulous and seem easy to make 🙂
They look incredibly good! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday party!
Thank you for all your great ideas