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Caramel Tassies Recipe

Caramel Tassies Recipe

Buttery cookie cups with a smooth caramel filling make a nice addition to a Christmas dessert tray. These are one of my family's favorites.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling YIELD:48 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (14 ounces) caramels
  • 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons evaporated milk
  • FROSTING:
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon evaporated milk

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  • 2. Roll dough into 1-in. balls; press onto the bottom and up the sides of ungreased miniature muffin cups. Prick bottoms with a fork. Bake at 375° for 15-17 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
  • 3. In a large heavy saucepan over low heat, melt caramels with milk. Remove from the heat; cool slightly. Transfer to a heavy-duty resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in a corner of the bag. Pipe filling into pastry cups. Cool to room temperature.
  • 4. For frosting, in a small bowl, beat shortening and butter until smooth. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar and milk until fluffy. Pipe onto filling. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 4 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 112 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 71mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

Reviews for Caramel Tassies

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MY REVIEW
rena 55 User ID: 1935799 256397
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2016

"Oh, wow. These are so good and easy to make. They don't last long on the plate! Will be making these again for the holidays!"

MY REVIEW
Kattassah User ID: 4077637 145145
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2013

"Delicious! Made these for a Christmas dessert plate and they were the first things to disappear! I will definitely make them again!"

MY REVIEW
KBaxa User ID: 4520170 93660
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2009

"I've been looking for this recipe for 2 years! They are delicious. The only thing - my first batch the cup disappeared because I didn't press the dough thin enough on the bottom and sides."

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