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Friday, October 15, 2010

Mini Pecan Muffin Cutie Pies - Week #3 of 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies

Happy 3rd Week of Christmas Cookies!!!

This recipe is dedicated to all of you that love pecans and anything "mini" - you are going to LOVE this gem of a recipe! 

Okay, so technically these little Cutie Pies are not cookies, bars or candies but they are seriously a scrumptious little treat and absolutely perfect for a holiday treat platter. And, they are super super easy to make! 

After seeing this recipe on Lick the Bowl Good (Hey, Monica!) I knew as soon as I promised my Dad that I would help provide refreshments for his art show this past weekend that these little gems would be perfect.  Perfectly delicious and perfect for people to just grab as they were looking around at all my Dad's beautiful photographs.   And I have to say, I was soooo right!  They disappeared just like that!

Mini Pecan Muffin Cutie Pies


*1 cup chopped pecans - don't be afraid to add in an additional 1/4 cup if you'd like your Cutie Pies to be even more pecan-y

*1/2 cup flour

*1 cup packed brown sugar

*2/3 cup butter, melted (10 1/4 Tbsp = 2/3 cup butter)

*2 eggs


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Combine all ingredients in bowl....

.... and mix until well combined.

3. Spray mini muffin tins (24-28) and fill 3/4 of the way full....

....pop in oven for about 18 minutes.

4. Cool for 5 minutes then remove cutie pies from pans onto a wire rack to continue cooling comopletely.  Do not let them sit too long or else you are going to have to put in some extra muscle power to get them out of the pans.

Hello there Cutie Pie!


Happy Mini Pecan Muffin Cutie Pie Baking!

Week 3 Twelve Weeks of Christmas:


  1. It is fresh pecan time here in NC! I think I may have to go to the Farmers Market and get some to make these...they look delish!

  2. Love these! We have pecans out the wazoo right now so these sound great for us. You make them look so easy, I bet they smell delicious!

  3. Oh gosh! I don't believe it! These are so easy to make! I could even substitute this with other nuts. Thanks for sharing this!

  4. These are so cute, I love them!

  5. I love the name - cutie pies! :o) I'm making little pecan tarts this weekend, so very similar. I love mini treats. These look fantastic and I love how easy they are.

  6. I remember these on Monica's! Yours look just as scrumptious...I won't be able to stop thinking of them now. :)

  7. Avril, your little muffins sound delicious! Your dad has beautiful photography on his site! Creativity runs in the family:)

  8. These cutie pies really are cute.

  9. Extra pecan-y muffins sound really good to me right now. I loved these little cutie pies! You're so right about taking them out of the pan right away. I made them for my mom and we let them sit too long and we were practically using a chisel to scrape them out. Totally delicious though :-)

    Thank for linking back to my blog hon!

  10. These are so cute and so easy to pop into your mouth. thanks for ur comments on my hedgehogs earlier!

  11. These look great! I think these would be great to add to school lunches or for a quick snack after school.

    Thanks for sharing!

  12. These look really yummy. And cute!

  13. :::drooling::: These look SO good! I love pecan pie so I know I'd adore these too!

  14. Yum! These do look delicious! I think I would probably eat them all!!

  15. CUUUUTE! And they look so yummy!

  16. My husband is a huge pecan pie fan, so I know these would be a hit at my house too.



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