Pecan Tassies Cookie Recipe

These Pecan Tassies are a cross between a shortbread cookie and pecan pie.  Enjoy the recipe as early as Thanksgiving because they are super yummy with dates and pecan nuts.

Pecan Tassies Recipe Baking Tips

This is a recipe you will find yourself making during the holiday season.  For Example, the filling is similar to that of pecan pie therefore I like to make these for Thanksgiving.  It is true, I don’t always like pie so these treats are perfect!  In conclusion I share with you a few tips to make this recipe easier to make even though they are simple to put together.  

Allow a few hours to put these simple treats together.  You will have to let the dough rest while mixing up the filling.   In the past, I have made these a few weeks in advance and store in freezer.  The dough got a little flaky but it saved time making so far in advance.  

It is best to make the dough in a mixer.  I use my large KitchenAid stand mixer for this recipe to be sure the ingredients are well mixed.

Pecan Tassies Cookie Recipe

Course: CookiesCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium


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  • Dough
  • 1 cup butter

  • 8 ounce cream cheese

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • Cookie FIlling
  • 1/2 cup butter

  • 1 egg

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 1/2 cup pecans chopped

  • 1 cup of minced dates (1/2 pound)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 


  • Dough
  • Combine dough ingredients and then divide into 4 parts 

  • Make 12 balls out of each part

  • To Make Cookies
  • Mix filling ingredients together 

  • Fill each cup cake tart with dough mix making a hold (cup like) in the middle for filling.

  • With a teaspoon fill each tart cup hole.

  • Bake at 350*F for 20-25 minutes or until crust is golden brown and sugar mix filling is bubbling 

  • Store for up a a week in air tight container in cool location.

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