Sweet William's Spirited Pecan Tassies

Lisa Keys


I created this recipe in memory of my dear sweet son, William. William was a US Navy Corpsman and I am so very proud to be his mom. He loved my home-baked cookies and every now and then a little Jack Daniels.

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★★★★★ 4 votes

makes 4 dozen
15 Min
20 Min


  • 1/2 c
    butter, unsalted
  • 3 oz
    cream cheese
  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1
  • 1/4 c
    dark corn syrup
  • 1/2 c
    dark brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    bourbon (jack daniel's preferred)
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans

How to Make Sweet William's Spirited Pecan Tassies


  1. Heat oven to 350F. You will need mini muffin tins that have a 1 tablespoon capacity cup size.In mixing bowl, cream butter and cream cheese until blended. On low speed, beat in flour and salt forming a dough.
  2. Divide dough into 1-inch balls (rounded teaspoonfuls); press the dough over the bottom and up the sides of each cup. Place the dough-lined tins in the refrigerator while preparing the filling.
  3. In medium bowl, combine egg, corn syrup, brown sugar, bourbon and melted butter; blend well. Stir in pecans. Spoon 1 teaspoon of filling into each pastry shell. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until set. Cool in pan on rack. Using a small knife gently lift tassies from pan.

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About Sweet William's Spirited Pecan Tassies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American

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