I have made this recipe many, many times. Such a great goodie to take to parties. This is a Pampered Chef recipe. They have alot of great simple recipes. You can find some on their website but not all of them. Most are published in their cookbooks. Twice a year with each new catalogue they have a $1 cookbook that has about 15 or so recipes.
Anyway, back to the Tassies. Little pecan pies of goodness. This last time I substituted some of the pecans with chocolate chips for a little change. The recipe calls for using a tart shaper which is just a small wooden tool with a nob on the end that presses the dough into the mini muffin cups to creat the tart shells. I lost mine but I found that the handle of my wooden juicer worked pretty good. Just look around in your drawer to find something that works or use your fingers.
1 stick of butter, softened
3 oz cream cheese, softened
1c AP flour
2T butter, melted
3/4c brown sugar
1c chopped pecans
powdered sugar (for sprinkling on top of tarts)
Mix the stick of butter, cream cheese and flour to make the tart shells dough. Place 1 inch balls into 24 mini muffin cups. Dip tart shaper into flour and press dough into tart shape. For filling, mix remaining ingredients and place about 1 tablespoon into each shell. Bake at 350 for 20-25 mins. Cool in pan for 3 mins then remove to cooling rack. Once cooled, sprinkle with powdered sugar.