Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Cookie Recipe #248 - Fudge Brownie Tassies
A cream cheese pastry shell holds an ooey, gooey, fudgey brownie filling; this describes today's cookie recipe.
Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter, softened, 3 ounces cream cheese, softened, 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips, 2 tablespoons butter, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, 1 beaten egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla, hazelnuts, almonds, macadamia nuts, or walnut pieces (optional).
Instructions: For pastry, in a medium mixing bowl, beat the 1/2 cup butter and cream cheese for 30 seconds. Stir in flour and mix well. Cover and refrigerate dough about 1 hour or until easy to handle.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Shape dough into 24 balls. Press each ball evenly into bottom and up sides of ungreased mini muffin pans.
For filling, in a small saucepan, melt chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons butter over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in sugar, egg, and vanilla.
If desired, place a nut in each pastry-lined muffin cup. Spoon about 1 teaspoonful of the chocolate mixture into each cup. Bake in preheated 325 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until pastry is golden and filling is puffed.
Cool tassies slightly in pan on wire racks. Carefully remove tassies from pan by running a sharp knife around the edges of each cup and lifting gently. Transfer tassies to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes 2 dozen tassies.
"Better Homes and Gardens Biggest Book of Cookies", Meredith Corporation, Des Moines, IA, 2003.