Pastel de Navidad (Christmas Nut Cups)

Pastel de Navidad (Christmas Nut Cups)

Pastel de Navidad are cookies from Spain that are technically more like tiny pies with a raisin and walnut filling.

Ingredients:

1 recipe of sweet pastry
5 eggs
2/3 cup sugar
5 tbsp butter, melted
pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup chopped walnuts chopped
2/3 cup raisins

Procedure:

 

Preheat oven to 375°F.

1. Roll pastry thin and cut into 4 inch circles. Fit each round into muffin cup and press in gently.

2. Beat eggs until they are light; add sugar and mix well.

3. Add butter, salt, and vanilla; mix well. Combine walnuts and raisins and fill each cup 1/2 full.

4. Add egg mixture to fill each cup three quarters. Bake filled cups 20-25 minutes.

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