Little Nut Cups

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I learned this recipe from a childhood friend whose mother made these for family parties and get-togethers. They are a great Christmas or special occasion cookie. My Mother makes hers with walnuts, I prefer pecans for a mini pecan pie taste.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 2 (3 ounce) packages cream cheese

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons butter, melted

  • 2 eggs

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cups chopped pecans

  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar

  • ½ cup honey

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the butter, cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Stir in the flour and mix thoroughly. The dough should be somewhat firm. Roll into 36 small balls, place them on a plate and refrigerate for one hour.

  2. Make the filling in a medium bowl. Beat the eggs, melted butter, vanilla and brown sugar until smooth and well blended. Stir in the nuts. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Press the chilled dough balls into the bottom and up the sides of tart pans or mini muffin cups. Fill each shell with filling almost to the top. Use a squeeze top honey container if you have one, to drip about 1/2 teaspoon of honey onto the top of each cup.

  3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until crust is lightly browned. Allow to cool in the tins completely before removing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

183 Calories
12g Fat
19g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 183
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 58mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 54mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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