Christmas Cranberry-Nut Tassies (Mini)

Christmas Cranberry-Nut Tassies (Mini) created by Starrynews

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.

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  • Beat 1/2 cup butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.
  • Gradually add flour, beating well.
  • Cover and chill dough 1 hour.
  • 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.
  • Combine egg and next 3 ingredients; stir in cranberries and pecans.
  • Spoon 1 tablespoon mixture into each shell.
  • Bake at 325 degrees F for 25 minutes or until filling is set.
  • Remove from pans immediately, and let cool completely on wire racks.
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"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."

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  1. davianng
    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.
  2. Deantini
    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.
  3. Sydney Mike
    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]
  4. Starrynews
    Christmas Cranberry-Nut Tassies (Mini) Created by Starrynews
  5. Starrynews
    Lovely, and what a wonderful flavor! I am glad I tried these now so I know to put them on my Christmas treat list! I also used the dried sweetened cranberries, so I reduced the brown sugar to 1/2 cup and found it to be just the way we like in regards to sweetness. I also loved the addition of the orange rind - it really adds "oomph" to the tassies. Thanks for sharing! PAC Fall 09
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