Pecan Tassies With A Twist And Week 12

I can’t believe the 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies Blog Hop is over. Twelve weeks! I have had so much fun baking along with all of you. It’s been great to see everyone’s creations and find so many new recipes that I can’t wait to try. I’m honored to have been a part of this great blog hop and want to thank Abby over at Abby Sweets for doing all of this.

For the last week of this great cookie extravaganza I decided to make another of my all time favorite holiday cookies, Pecan Tassies. I love those little pies of goodness. And that’s really saying something because I don’t like nuts in my food and I surely don’t like pie. I know, what’s wrong with me, right? But these just call me name and I love them.

So last year when my Mom called me and said she found a new recipe for Pecan Tassies I was skeptical. Change an already perfect cookie? Impossible. But then she told me that she put crushed up Heath bars in the tarts as well. Okay, at this point in the conversation I stopped being able to hear my Mom because a light went on in my kitchen and I started hearing angels singing. Seriously! If you know me at all you know about my obsession with Heath candy. So I got right on it and made them with Heath bits.

And I thought they were perfect before. I now have a new favorite recipe. They are awesome!!! The only complaint I have with this recipe is that it only makes 24 little “pies”. 24! Like that’ll last more than a day in my house! So I have to at least double (if not triple) the recipe. And no, it’s not just me eating all of these. My son also loves them. Strange. Can’t get him to eat soup or even a casserole but he’ll eat these little mystery pies.

* 1/2 cup butter
* 3 ounces cream cheese
* 1 cup flour

* 1 egg
* 3/4 cup brown sugar
* 1 Tbls. butter
* 1 tsp. vanilla
* dash salt

* 1/2 cup Heath bits

– Preheat over to 325 degrees.
– Beat the first 3 ingredients until well blended. Chill for about an hour.– In a small mixing bowl, beat egg, brown sugar, butter, vanilla and salt until well blended.– Roll the dough into 24 one inch balls.
– Place into ungreased mini muffin pans.
– Have you seen this handy, dandy gadget? It’s awesome. I bought it from Pampered Chef but I’m sure they have them other places. They work perfectly to smash the dough into cup shapes. (Have I mentioned my obsession with kitchen gadgets???)– I gently pressed the dough around to make the side a little higher.
– Pour about a teaspoon of Heath bits into each muffin cup.
The Heath bits I found didn’t have chocolate in them (drats) so I added 3 milk chocolate chips to each cup. I like the chocolate taste with the Heath.– Pour in enough of the liquid mixture to almost fill the cups. Be careful not to fill all the way up to the top or else they will spill while they are cooking.– Bake for 25 minutes.
– Remove from oven and allow to cool.
– Remove from pan and enjoy!

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  1. These are my favorite cookies too. The little toffee pieces take these little pies to a whole new level. I like the addition of chocolate chips too. Guess I better whip up a batch.

  2. These look delicious! I LOVE the gadget too – I am obsessed with gadgets, too – I need to try to find me one of those! Its been great baking along with you!

  3. These look great! Yum!!

  4. These look yummy … I’ve never made tassies before and now I can’t wait to try them!

  5. These look wonderful! It’s been great baking along with you this year! Happy Holidays!

  6. Love your twist on these! Looks like good ideas run in the family:) Merry Christmas!

  7. I’ve got to try these! They look so fun, easy and yummy!!

  8. Love these with the heath and chocolate! Yum!

  9. Erin, you bad girl! Now I have to make these too! Then I have to go run! I really have enjoyed all of your goodies and am so glad I found you at our 12 weeks of Christmas Cookie!

  10. These look great! Anything with Heath bars in them has to be really good. I have to make these. My family will go crazy for them:)

  11. These look awesome! I’m saving this link FOR SURE!

  12. These look absolutely delicious! Will add these in my to do list.
    Thank you.

  13. Those sound really yummy! I love Heath Bars too< so I know I'd love these!

  14. New Follower! I’m inviting you to stop by and join in our Blog Hop I thing my readers will love your site! Have a nice week!

  15. Hi Erin,
    These look wonderful! So sorry I missed the last few weeks of the 12 Week’s of Christmas cookies, I’ve sure missed everyone!

  16. I sm in love with both the ingenious gadget and the heath bars in the pies!

  17. oh these look great too! don’t forget to link back to my site 🙂

  18. These look great! Please share your delicious recipe with our readers by linking it up at Muffin Monday. Thanks!

  19. Thanks so much for linking up at Muffin Monday! Hope to see you again this week.