Everyone in my family loves this cookie, they're like little pecan pies, and you can make them with pecans instead of walnuts if you choose. You will need a mini muffin pan for this recipe.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line mini muffin pans with paper liners.

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together the cream cheese, 1/2 cup butter and flour until a dough forms. Roll into 1 inch balls and press them into the bottom and up the sides of the prepared muffin cups.

  • In a small bowl, blend together the egg, butter, vanilla and brown sugar until smooth. Stir in walnuts. Spoon the mixture into the muffin cups, but do not fill all the way to the top or the mixture will bubble over.

  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until the crusts are golden.

Nutrition Facts

119.8 calories; protein 1.7g 3% DV; carbohydrates 10.5g 3% DV; fat 8.2g 13% DV; cholesterol 23.1mg 8% DV; sodium 45.9mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2003
These have become one of my favorite desserts! Not only do they taste great, they're a breeze to make! The first time I made these I didn't have enough dough to accomodate all of the filling, so now I always make just a little bit more dough. Also, when I don't have mini-muffin liners I use fat-free cooking spray on the bottoms of the muffin tins and they come out excellent. The only bad thing about these walnut cups is that they disappear in a matter of minutes! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/08/2006
The nut filling was great but I didn't care for the crust part. Too cakey for my tastes. If I ever make these again I'll use regular pie crust and make them into tartlets. Read More
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27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2003
These have become one of my favorite desserts! Not only do they taste great, they're a breeze to make! The first time I made these I didn't have enough dough to accomodate all of the filling, so now I always make just a little bit more dough. Also, when I don't have mini-muffin liners I use fat-free cooking spray on the bottoms of the muffin tins and they come out excellent. The only bad thing about these walnut cups is that they disappear in a matter of minutes! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2014
I grew up with these walnut cups & every year I make them for Christmas. They're the best! Just dust with confectionary sugar for a holiday delight!! Everyone asks for these every Christmas! They start asking in October. "Can't wait for your walnut cups for Christmas!" Even my old boss called asking for a tin. Said he'd pay me! They're a gift in themselves!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2005
Made these using pecans....this is my new favorite cookie.....thanks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2009
Great recipe! I thought the crust would be harder to do but it was a breeze and so was the filling. I didn't have muffin liners so I just sprayed them with baking cooking spray and then floured them. I actually had some leftover crust (which I really liked) and my mom made some savory filling (ham and cheese held together by one yolk) and they turned out like great appetizers! I also filed one with blueberries and those were very good too! Great recipe thanks! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/08/2006
The nut filling was great but I didn't care for the crust part. Too cakey for my tastes. If I ever make these again I'll use regular pie crust and make them into tartlets. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2010
LOVE these lil goodies. Only reason the four star rating is it seems to be lacking something that would make them phenomenal but I can't put my finger on it just yet. I will however experiment with different fillings because the cups came out perfect! No paper liners for me...I just used er "baking happiness" spray in my mini muffin pan. I feel like these need to be filled with chocolate and raspberry something mmmmm. But as is they are a sweet walnutty treat for sure! Thanks so much for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2011
use paper liners next time lost about 8 with the pam only Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2010
These might one of the best cookies I've made. I made 1/2 of the cookies with caramel filles Hersheys kisses (couldn't find Rollos) and 1/2 with mini peanut butter cups cut in half. Made for Christmas and prinkled red and green colored sugar on top to look festive. YUM!! Thanks for a great recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2005
These are fabulous cookies!!! Read More
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