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(Mini Pecan Pies)
One of my top 3 choices for Christmas baking - Schmitty

1 package 3 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup butter
1 cup flour
Combine all ingredients. I use my hands and rub flour into cream cheese and butter
till holds together and is well combined.
Wrap in wax paper or saran wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

1 egg
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup chopped pecans

Combine ingredients for nut filling in saucepan. Heat thoroughly on low flame.

Shape dough into small balls (see note below) and press into minitature muffin tins
forming a shell.
Fill and bake at 325 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.

I always double this recipe. Have to share this with you -- something I learned late
in life after having problems getting some of these cookies out of the muffin tins.
(The filling bubbles over when baking and sticks to pans). I spray the muffin
tins thoroughly and what a wonderful easy removal I achieved.
Took me years to think of this simple solution.
(Not having my husband here to eat the rejects -- had to find a solution!!)

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