Christmas Cookies: My Mom's Nut Cup Recipe

This is my favorite Christmas cookie recipe, so I'm sharing it with Lake Zurich Patch readers.


Crust Ingredients:

¼ pound of butter

1 3 oz. cream cheese

1 cup of flour

Cream together well and refrigerate for half hour.

Form into 24 balls

Filling Ingredients: 

1 cup of walnuts or pecans

¾ cup brown sugar

1 egg

1 Tablespoon butter

Mix together well.


Press cream cheese mixture into miniature muffin pan to form cups. Fill with nut mixture; do not overfill.


Place in preheated 350-degree oven for 20-25 minutes.


After it cools, sprinkle with sifted powdered sugar.


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