Carolyn Blakeway of Lynden says this is an easy and delectable treat that was shared with her by a fellow Puget Power employee in the 1960s.
SMALL PECAN TASSIES
Ingredients for cookies
2-3 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
1 cup butter at room temperature
2 cups flour
Ingredients for filling
2 eggs, beaten
11/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons melted butter
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans
Blend cream cheese and butter with a wooden spoon.
Add flour and stir to make dough.
Roll or use a melon baller to form dough into walnut-size balls. Press dough balls into small muffin or tart pan with a floured pestle or your thumb.
Mix filling ingredients and place in dough well.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-27 minutes.
Makes about 4 dozen.