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I have been making pecan tassies from "Rose's Christmas Cookies". It never fails that I never have quite enough cream cheese pastry to finish the pecan filling. I would like to make a double batch hopefully without a problem. I also would like to know if rolling the dough and cutting out circles for the 1.75 tartlets rather then rolling into balls would be less tedious and time consuming? Your thoughts would be appreciated. Next week I begin with that project.

Cheryl


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Cheryl

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ADodge's picture

(post #67323, reply #1 of 2)

Sure, you can certainly double the recipe but be sure you don't use all the dough! I'd suggest measuring out the perfect amount for each ball (does RLB give a weight?) and then use a scale to divide the dough into equal portions. Any extra dough balls can and should be frozen for later use.
I know what you mean about lining those little tins - tedious is the perfect word! That said, they are ever so delish and well worth the trouble, aren't they! I've tried the rolling and cutting method you're thinking about and, honestly, I find I get better and more consistent results when I divide the dough, shape into balls and then press into the tins. Do you have a tart tamper- one of those wooden gadgets? I'd definitely recommend getting one for this task. They're inexpensive and it will certainly save you some time.

cookie1's picture

(post #67323, reply #2 of 2)

Thanks for getting back to me. I'm not sure why this message wasn't sent directly to my email address. I just decided to check this thread to see if you had replied to my question.


Rose does give the instructions of measuring out a rounded teaspoon to roll into a balls. I do have a tart tamper but it is too large for the tartlets. I tried using a thimble which was perfect but it wasn't a smooth top so that affected the bottom of the dough.


They are quite delicious and I will take your advice and continue rolling and pressing into the tins.


Cheryl


It is nice to be important, but it is more important to be nice!

Cheryl

It is nice to be important, but it is more important to be nice!