Christmas Cranberry-Nut Tassies (Mini)

Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 1 hr 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

Serve these bite-size gems when family and friends drop in during the holidays, or box them up to give as gifts with hot cocoa mix, tea or winter blend coffee. This recipe comes from the "Southern Living Little Book of Mini Muffins & More..." NOTE: Preparation time includes 1-hour chill time for dough.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat 1/2 cup butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.
  2. Gradually add flour, beating well.
  3. Cover and chill dough 1 hour.
  4. Shape dough into 24 (1-inch) balls. Press 1 dough ball into each lightly greased cup of miniature muffin pans, shaping each into a shell.
  5. Combine egg and next 3 ingredients; stir in cranberries and pecans.
  6. Spoon 1 tablespoon mixture into each shell.
  7. Bake at 325 degrees F for 25 minutes or until filling is set.
  8. Remove from pans immediately, and let cool completely on wire racks.


Most Helpful

I just noticed I never rated these! Made them at a pre-Christmas family bake-off, and they were a hit. Not overly sweet, seemed to appeal more to adult tastes, but a perfect compliment to the standard sweet cookies in a holiday gift box.

davianng February 21, 2010

Wonderful and unusual treat! I also followed Starrynews suggestion and reduced sugar due to using dried cranberries. I made a few without the addition of pecans and cranberries - they were really good as well. Made for Sweet Traditions.

Deantini November 09, 2009

OUTSTANDING TREATS, these, & definitely something I'll be making a number of times during the up-coming winter holidays! I took tips from Starry news & reduced the amount of sugar when I used dried cranberries, & then I also included a very rounded measure of the orange zest! Great, great recipe keeper, thanks to you! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Please Review My Recipe]

Sydney Mike October 12, 2009

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