I make these for special parties and on the holidays. Everyone really enjoys them. They are one of my families favorites also.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/3 cups chopped walnuts
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon butter
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
Blend softened cream cheese and 1/2 cup butter or margarine. Stir in 1 cup flour and mix well.
Shape 2 dozen-1 inch balls. Place in tiny ungreased muffin pans and press onto the bottom and sides of tins.
To Make Filling: Beat egg, sugar, 1 tablespoon butter, salt, vanilla and nuts until smooth. Fill pastry cups and bake until filling is set, about 25 minutes.