This recipe is from my mom's recipe box. She made these at Christmas time. You will need small muffin pans.
First the Crust
6 oz cream cheese
2 cups flour
Mix above ingredients like a pie crust. I use one of those pie crust utensils. Then add a few Tablespoons of water until you can shape the mixture into small balls. Don;t get it too wet. Put balls into small muffin pans and press on the bottom and side until you get a nice indentation.
Second the Filling
2 1/4 brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons melted butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cup pecans, chopped (Save 1/4 cup to sprinkle on top)
Beat eggs slightly, add other ingredients and nuts. Pour into crust shells ( I use a teaspoon.), sprinkle with a few chopped pecans on top. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.