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Walnut Tassies

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Makes

4 dozen

Dainty and delicious, these nut-filled tarts are an old-fashioned favorite in our family. They make a pretty gift when packaged in a decorated egg carton with colored paper liners in each cup.
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • FILLING:
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • Halved candied cherries, optional

Directions

  1. In a bowl, blend butter, cream cheese and flour. Chill. Divide dough into fourths; divide each fourth into 12 small balls. Press each ball into miniature tart or muffin pans. For filling, combine all ingredients except cherries; fill tarts three-fourths full. Place on baking sheets. Bake at 325° for 25-30 minutes or until crust is browned and filling set. Cool in pans on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pans. If desired, garnish with candied cherries.

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