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Butterscotch Tassies

Butterscotch Tassies are mini flaky cookie cups with a delicious butterscotch and chocolate filling. This is an easy recipe from Chrystal Carver’s new cookbook: Sweet & Simple Gluten-Free Baking.

Butterscotch Tassies from What The Fork Food Blog

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Sweet & Simple Gluten-Free Baking by Chrystal Carver. Photos by Mary Bernsen

Sweet & Simple Gluten-Free Baking by Chrystal Carver Photos by Mary Bernsen

Butterscotch Tassies

When Chrystal Carver of Gluten-Free Palate asked me to review her new cookbook, Sweet & Simple Gluten-Free Baking, her recipe for Butterscotch Tassies stood out. Hello, butterscotch? YES to ALL the butterscotch. Ok so… I had never heard of butterscotch tassies (or any tassies) before trying this recipe.

I know, I must live under some kind of rock. But they just weren’t something I grew up with. Apparently, pecan tassies are a southern cookie. Well now that makes sense. This born and raised New Englander is apparently not up on her southern cuisine. And that is about to change.

Butterscotch Tassies from What The Fork Food Blog

While these aren’t the traditional pecan tassies, they’re de-licious. Butterscotch is such a wonderful flavor and I feel like I don’t use it enough. Another great thing about this recipe is the fact that there are less than 10 ingredients.

In fact, almost every single recipe in Chrystal’s cookbook can be made with less than ten ingredients! While I tend to be an ingredient using queen, it’s nice to also have simple, yet tasty recipes that can be made quickly and with only a few ingredients.

Recipes like this are especially great for people who don’t cook or bake often or for people who are just starting out in the kitchen. Not that I’m excluding those who spend a considerable amount of time in the kitchen though – they’ll love the recipes in Sweet & Simple Gluten-Free Baking too!  Chrystal really hit the simple and delicious concept out of the park with her recipes.

Butterscotch Tassies from What The Fork Food Blog

Chrystal has SO many wonderful recipes in her cookbook. In addition to these cute little butterscotch tassies,  she’s got recipes for red velvet cupcakes, pumpkin cupcakes, waffles, cookies, cheesecakes, bars and MORE.

This book is FULL of fabulous gluten-free treats. You can get your very own copy here. OR you can win a copy! Chrystal has so graciously offered to give one of my lovely readers a signed copy of Sweet & Simple Gluten-Free Baking! Good Luck and Enjoy!

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Butterscotch Tassies

5 from 5 ratings
Butterscotch Tassies are mini flaky cookie cups with a delicious butterscotch and chocolate filling. This is an easy recipe from Chrystal Carver’s new cookbook: Sweet & Simple Gluten-Free Baking.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 24
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For the Pastry:

  • 1/2 C 1 stick butter, softened
  • 3 oz. cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour

For the Filling:

  • 1/2 C gluten-free butterscotch chips
  • 1/4 C gluten-free chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 egg


  • Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. Position the oven rack in the center of oven.
  • For the Pastry: In a medium mixing bowl, combine butter and cream cheese. Beat until smooth and creamy. Add flour; beat on low speed until combined. Shape dough into 24 balls. Press each ball evenly and up the sides of 24 ungreased mini muffin cups; set aside.
  • For the Filling: In a small saucepan, combine butterscotch chips, chocolate chips and butter. Heat and stir over low heat until melted. Remove from heat. Whisk in sugar and egg.
  • Spoon the chocolate butterscotch mixture evenly into the pastry shells, filling 2/3 of the way full.
  • Bake for 22-25 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown and the filling is puffed.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and let the tassies cool in the pan on a wire rack. Once cooled, carefully remove the tassies from the pan.
  • Place cookies between sheets of wax paper in an airtight container. Store at room temperature.


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  1. Stephanie says:

    How yummy!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  2. notatrophywife says:

    Hi Sharon- Okay your blog name cracks me up! Love it! Hey, this is a Tickle My Tastebuds feature tomorrow at THanks for linking up and would LOVE social media shout out to help promote this party! Off to follow you shortly! laura

  3. Miz Helen says:

    5 stars
    We will love Butterscotch Tassies, they look great. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. Laura M says:

    I only have 3 or 4 “gluten-free” cookbooks, but many more that are paleo, sugar-free, or other health conscious cookbooks.

  5. Janet says:

    I have one gluten-free cookbook.

  6. these look so good I could eat like 10 of them! I love the filling it almost looks like a brownie but I bet the inside was soft a gooey moist! YUM! pinned

  7. D Schmidt says:

    I currently own two books

  8. tonia kennedy says:

    Tastey and healthy ,yeah

  9. vegetarianmamma says:

    Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays Party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂 I can’t wait to see what you share next time!

  10. linda says:

    So far I have collected 12, this one might become lucky 13

  11. Farrah says:

    These look super good! + I don’t have any! :[

  12. Michelle says:

    I have 3 maybe 4 gluten free cookbooks.

  13. Brenda H says:

    I only have 1 gluten free cookbook at this time.

  14. Annmarie says:

    These look really rich but really delicious too! Perfect to serve at a party!