*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                               Pecan Tassies
 
 Recipe By     : The Philadelphia Brand Cream Cheese Cookbook
 Serving Size  : 24   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2  cup           Parkay margarine -- softened
    1      3 oz pkg      Philadelphia Cream Cheese -- softened
    1      cup           all-purpose flour
      3/4  cup           firmly packed brown sugar
    1                    egg
    1      teaspoon      vanilla extract
      3/4  cup           chopped pecans
 
 Combine margarine and softened cream cheese, mixing until well blended.  Add fl
 our; mix well.  Chill.  In another bowl, combine brown sugar, egg and vanilla; 
 mix well.  Stir in nuts.  Divide chilled dough into 24 balls; press into miniat
 ure muffin pans.  Fill each cup 3/4 full of brown sugar mixture.  Bake at 325°F 
 for 25 to 30 minutes, or until lightly browned.  Cool 5 minutes; remove from pa
 n.  Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar if desired.  Makes 2 dozen.
 
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 NOTES : Note:  From personal experience, I've found it is best not to use an el
 ectric mixer when combining the filling.  Also, keep the dough balls from getti
 ng too warm as you work or you can't easily make the little tart shells in the 
 miniature muffin pan.  I promise these will go fast...make a double batch!