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Nut Cookie Tartlets

Nut Cookie Tartlets

Nut Cookie Tartlets

Nut Cookie Tartlets
4.7 rating based on 12,345 ratings
4.7/5 (4)
Course: Filled Cookies, Tarts and TassiesDifficulty: Medium



Bite-size mini tarts with a cream cheese dough and sweet nut filling.


  • For the dough:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour

  • 6 ounces cream cheese (that’s 3/4 of your standard 8-ounce package)

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature

  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • For the filling:
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 large egg

  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 cup finely chopped nuts of choice


  • Make the dough:
  • Preheat oven to 350F and grease a mini muffin or tartlet pan (silicone mini muffin pans work great for these, for ease of removal). To make pastry, cream together butter and cream cheese. Add the white sugar, 2 cups flour and blend well. Shape into balls about 1-inch in diameter (flour palms of hands to facilitate rolling). Place ball in greased tartlet pan and flatten. Should fill pan by 3/4.
  • Make the filling:
  • Mix together vanilla, egg, brown sugar, and chopped nuts.
  • Assemble and bake:
  • After flattening ball in tartlet tin, make a thumb print in center and fill with a full 1/2 tsp. of nut filling. Bake for 17-20 minutes. Cool completely before removing from pan.



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(example: Sue in LA)

I make these every year for Christmas. Everyone looks forward to them. They say it's not Christmas without them
- Phyllis in New Jersey

These were excellent! Savory nuts and sweet cream cheese seem to be the perfect blend of flavors.
-  Joanne in Florida

we call these nut cups. every christmas i have to make about 6 dozen of these for the family to take home, we love them.
- A Baker

It was a little hard to make but it was good
- A Baker
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