Friday, December 14, 2012

Jane and Shauna hosted a cookie exchange!

PECAN TASSIES            makes 6 doz mini tarts      20 min in 350 degree oven

8oz cream cheese
3 sticks marg or butter (either is delish)
mix well before adding:
3 c flour

Roll into 1 1/2" balls and press into mini tart pans.

Filling:   *you will need 2 batches, make one up & fill uncooked tart shells. bake. only when you have the 2nd batch of pressed shells ready do you make up the 2nd filling batch*

1 c brown sugar
3/4 t vanilla
1 c pecans, finely chopped (I LOVE Schermer Pecans, order online
2 eggs, mix well with fork
1t margarine/butter, melted

PECAN  DROPS               makes 4 doz        15 min in 325 degree oven
          (other names: Russian Tea Cakes, Mexican Wedding Cakes)

1/2 c butter
1/2 c + 2 T Crisco
1 c pecans, finely chopped
2 t vanilla
2/3 c powdered sugar
2 1/2 c flour

Roll into 1" balls.  Place on greased cookie sheet.  Once cooled, roll in 2 c powdered sugar.

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