PECAN TART CUP COOKIES

 

  • Cooking Time: 25
  • Servings: 24
  • Preparation Time: 45

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup softened margarine
  • 3 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light or dark corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon melted margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • confectioner's sugar to dust stops

Directions

  • In small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • In large bowl, mix softened margarine, cream cheese and 2 teaspoon sugar until combined.
  • Stir in flour mixture until well blended into large ball.
  • Take about 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of dough and press into bottom and sides of a mini muffin tin.
  • Set aside in refrigerator and work on filling.
  • In medium bowl, beat eggs slightly.
  • Stir in 1/2 cup sugar, corn syrup, melted margarine, and vanilla until well blended.
  • Take muffin tin out of refrigerator and spoon 1 heaping teaspoon of pecans into each pastry-lined cup.
  • Top with 1 tablespoon of sugar/corn syrup mixture.
  • Bake 20 to 25 minutes at 350 degrees (until lightly browned and toothpick comes out clean).
  • Cool 5 minutes and remove from tin.
  • Before serving, sprinkle confectioner's sugar on tops.

Notes

I found this recipe in one of my cookie cookbooks, "The Favorite Brand Name Cookie Collection". It is one of my favorites!! They remind me of little mini pecan pies.

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