Holiday Almond Tassies Recipe
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Holiday Almond Tassies Recipe

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“I make so many of these fancy tassies that I buy a 7-pound container of almond paste”! They’re one of my family’s holiday favorites.”—Donna Westhouse, Dorr, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) almond paste
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour and mix well. Shape into 48 balls. With floured fingers, press onto the bottom and up the sides of greased miniature muffin cups.
  2. For filling, in a large bowl, combine the almond paste, sugar, eggs, orange juice, cream and flour. Fill prepared cups three-fourths full. Sprinkle with almonds.
  3. Bake at 400° for 12-13 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 10 minutes before carefully removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Almond Tassies in Taste of Home December/January 2008, p7

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shawnba User ID: 2581969 169651
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2014

"Love the flavor. The cream cheese pastry is very easy to work with. I sometimes top them with candied cherries and a drizzle of melted chocolate for the holidays"

cookinjeng User ID: 5830635 98255
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2012

"Almond lovers beware! These Tassies are absolutely delicious!"

pjnlmt User ID: 2210685 100164
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2011

"This is a new family favorite for the holidays. They are to die for!!!! They freeze REALLY well so can be made several days ahead. You won't be disapointed if you like almond!"

rebajojo User ID: 1558973 168186
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2011

"I made these last year, and loved them! Delicious almond flavor. I will be making them every Christmas from now on."

racer gal User ID: 1593721 168184
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2011

"I made these tasty treats for Christmas. It was a big hit with family and friends from the Dutch community in California."

chocoloco User ID: 1876593 168183
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

"Save time for these. They do take half an hour to prep, and the almond paste is a bit expensive. However they were the best cookies on the tray!"

jefruth User ID: 1057565 170510
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2009

"Made these for a big anniversary party, huge hit! Be careful how much filling you put in each one, since they really rise. If you have anyone in your family that loves almond this is the recipe for you."

faith.keenan User ID: 4634263 78389
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2009

"I found this recipe a couple years ago and my family loved them so much I made several batches. I also gave them in festive boxes as Holiday gifts for special friends, family physician, pastor, etc.... I've already had requests for this year!"

rebajojo User ID: 1558973 100161
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2008

"I love these cookies, and am sure that I will make them again and again. However, even though I filled my cups as directed, I ended up with a full cup or more of extra filling. One can eaily make a dozen more crusts by dividing the original ingredients by 4 (1/4 c. butter, 1/2 of a 3 oz. pkg. of cream cheese, and 1/2 c. flour) to use up any leftover filling if you find yourself with the same situation."

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