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Caramel Tassies

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
  • Makes
    4 dozen

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

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

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  • Christina
    Oct 18, 2018

    Did you all use unsalted or salted butter?

  • rena 55
    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!

  • Kattassah
    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!

  • KBaxa
    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.