These were wonderful cookie treats, very much like a little mini pecan pie. But I had a little trouble with the recipe. First, Step #5 of the instructions mentions adding salt, but salt is not included in the ingredient list. Second, I ran out of the pecan filling before all the pastry shells were filled, so I had to mix up a second (small) batch of the pecan filling at the last minute. That problem might be attributed to the fact that some of the muffin shells might have been a little too high and took extra filling. But the recipe doesn't specify how far up the sides to press the dough. And it wasn't until after I had made a few that I realized the filling was not going to last. Some of the muffin cups were already filled though, so I could not start over with those ones. I was just careful to do better with the second pan (pressing the dough a little less than 1/2" up the sides of each muffin cup), and that worked out much better. Some people might not need such basic instructions spelled out for them, but I had no experience from which to draw, and therefore had to guess about those kinds of details. Despite those problems, they were wonderful cookies. Thanks for sharing your recipe, cookiebaker. Made for "2011 Let's PARTY" in the Contests & Events forum.
My mom and I make these every year for Christmas -- they're always the first items to disappear! Delicious!