Walnut Tassies

This is a traditional Christmas cookie made every year at our annual cookie baking weekend!

Original recipe makes 6 dozen cookies


1/2 pound sweet butter
6 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
1 cup chopped walnuts
3 tablespoons butter, melted
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • PREP

    20 mins

  • COOK

    25 mins


    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Beat sweet butter and cream cheese together in a bowl with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Gradually stir flour into butter until forming a dough. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place into 3/4-inch muffin cups. Press dough into the bottom and sides of each muffin cup.
  3. Mix brown sugar, walnuts, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla extract together in a separate bowl. Spoon about 1 teaspoon of walnut filling into the dough cups.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until edges of cookies are lightly browned and filling is cooked through, about 25 minutes.


Calories: 159 kcal
Carbohydrates: 14.9 g
Cholesterol: 39 mg
Fat: 10.4 g
Fiber: 0.4 g
Protein: 2.2 g
Sodium: 66 mg