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.
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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.
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 especailly 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 amout 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.
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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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.