Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Cooking Countdown 3 Days to Christmas-Mini Walnut Tarts

These cookies are cute and tasty and they have a very easy pastry dough, I find most pastry doughs a big pain to work with.

Mini Walnut Tarts

1 stick butter at room temp
4 ounces cream cheese at room temp
1 cup all purpose flour

2/3 cup of chopped walnuts
1 egg
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
dash of salt 

Preheat oven to 325.

Combine the ingredients for the pastry in the food processor, until a firm dough forms.  Form into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour.  Shape into 2 dozen 1 inch balls.  Using a mini muffin pan, ingreased, press each dough ball into the compartment up the bottom and sides.

Beat the egg, sugar, vanilla, and salt together in an electric mixer until smoth,  Stir in the nuts.   Spoon the filling into the pastry.  Bake 30 min.
A really old picture, about five years ago, heres hoping we get some snow again!


  1. I suppose this is for human consumption. LOL.

    We got your card! We got your card! We dropped by to say thank you and to wish you a Merry Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    I do hope you got our card as well.

    Huggies and Cheese,

    Haopee of my dogs love me

  2. Yummy. We hope you get snow as all we have is miserable rain. Have a super Saturday.
    best wishes Molly

  3. Another yummy recipe!
    Here's hoping you get some snow :)
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  4. More yummyness! Love the old pic of Norbert and Bob. They look so happy in the snow!

  5. Hi all!
    Do yousa all rent out your mama for Christmas...cause her goodies look delish!!
    Much Luvums & Merry Christmas,
    The Slimmer Puggums
    George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, & Mimi

  6. Someone at your house knows how to cook- and it always looks sooo nummy nummy.
    I loves the photo of the doggies playing in the snow!