Yield: 48 cookies

Pecan Tassies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Pecan Tassies are tart-like cookies featuring the flavors and textures of pecan pie. Delicious, tender, buttery crust, crunchy pecans, and brown-sugar filling, all in one bite.


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • powdered sugar, for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl attached to an electric mixer, combine butter and cream cheese. Add flour and powdered sugar and blend until a soft dough forms.
  3. Using a 1 Tablespoon cookie scoop, drop dough into muffin cups. Use a tart shaper to press the dough into the pan.
  4. Next, make the pecan pie filling. In a medium bowl, mix together the brown sugar, chopped pecans, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  5. Spoon about a teaspoon of filling into each nut cup.
  6. Bake for about 20 minutes, until lightly browned, remove from oven. Cool 5 minutes in pan, then remove to wire rack. Cool completely and dust with powdered sugar.


  • For a nuttier flavor and texture, toast pecans prior to making the filling!
  • Do not overmix the cookie dough!
  • I use a small cookie scoop to add the filling into the cookie cup.
  • Store: Keep pecan tassies in a airtight container for up to one week at room temperature, or up to two week in refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:

    1 cookie

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 142Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 35mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 2g

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