These little bite-sized pumpkin tassies in a sugar cookie crust are cute little treats for the holiday season. They’d be perfect to set out on a tray so people can help themselves. No plates or utensils needed.
A few weeks ago I had fun cooking with Coffee-mate. Did you know that you could use Coffee-mate in recipes to add flavor and sweetness? I had no idea. But this is welcome knowledge since I always have Coffee-mate in my refrigerator.
My first attempt at using Coffee-mate was some Pumpkin Spice Bread French Toast and it was amazing. Then I used it in these Pumpkin Tassies and it did a great job of flavoring the pumpkin filling. I used Pumpkin Spice Coffee-mate which is my favorite flavor to put in my coffee this time of year.
I also used some Coffee-mate to flavor up the whipped cream. Fabulous! If you didn’t think whipped cream could get any better, it can.
Some crunchy pecans and a sweet sugar cookie crust finish the recipe off.
Mini Pumpkin Tassies in Sugar Cookie Crust
- 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 2 tablespoons Pumpkin Spice Coffee-mate
- 2 tablespoons half and half
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
Sugar Cookie Crust
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 1/2 tablespoons Pumpkin Spice Coffee-mate
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, combine pumpkin, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, salt, egg, Coffee-mate, and half-and-half. Whisk well to combine. Set aside.
- To make dough, combine flour, baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt, cream of tartar, and nutmeg in a medium bowl. Whisk to remove any lumps.
- Use an electric mixer to cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula once or twice.
- Add vanilla and then eggs one at a time, stopping to scrape the sides of the bowl between egg additions.
- With mixer on low speed, add flour and mix just until blended.
- Spray mini muffin tins lightly with cooking spray. Have some flour available to dip your fingers in to prevent dough from sticking. Using a scant tablespoon of dough per muffin cup, use your fingers to press dough along the bottom and up the sides of the muffin cups.
- Fill each dough-lined cup almost to the top with filling. Top with pecans.
- Place in oven and bake 10-12 minutes. Let tassies cool in pan for several minutes before removing.
- For whipped cream, using a cold bowl and beater, with an electric mixer beat heavy cream at high speed until medium peaks are achieved. Beat in coffee-mate.
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16 thoughts on “Mini Pumpkin Tassies in Sugar Cookie Crust”
I saw the pumpkin Coffee-Mate a few days ago but didn’t buy it, gotta go back and get it now!
Yes, definitely get some Pamela! It’s my favorite of the fall flavors.
I need to get my hands on that coffee mate stuff as soon as possible! I wonder if they stock it in Spain hmmm.
These look like the cutest dessert ever awh 🙂
Thanks Consuelo! And yes, try to get your hands on some Coffee-mate 🙂
Love anything pumpkin
Me too Tracy!
These are so cute Christin, I love bite sized treats like this 🙂 The creamer sounds wonderful in the filling and whipped cream – so creative and I’ll bet super tasty too 🙂
I’m such a sucker for cute little desserts like this! Plus, that way you can eat a few at a time : ) haha I love the spiced up whipped cream! So fun!
These would be perfect for the Thanksgiving dessert table…I love bite size desserts after a big meal.
I had no idea you could use creamer. It makes perfect sense as they come in so many delicious flavors. I guess I wouldn’t know because I only use half and half (yawn). These little tassies are just adorable and I’m sure they’re delicious!
Gosh these are two cute! Perfect for mini pumpkin pies 🙂
I’m not a pie crust fan, so I LOVE the idea of using sugar cookie dough for the crust! Plus you could use a premade one if you wanted to make these super easy. Yum!!
A premade sugar cookie dough would make this super delicious and easy Amy!
Oh my, how adorable are these. I love the creative use of a creamer.
Oh my!! These are so precious!! Very cute 🙂