Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Patriotic Cookie Tarts


Welcome to my Red Couch!  So glad you dropped by and so glad the fresh fruit season is finally here.  I was craving some blueberries, the first of the season, and came up with making individual cookie tarts.  The fruit was fun to cookie craft with and tasted delish!

I made the sugar cookie recipe here, via Sue at Munchkin Munchies; they are my favorite sugar cookie recipe.  If you are in a pinch, you could use refrigerated dough; but these are super easy to make; they are a no chill, no fuss sugar cookie recipe.  Cut cookies out in the desired size.  Frost generously with Cream Cheese Frosting; this really is a good frosting; some recipes don't add the whipping cream and the frosting ends up tasting too cheesy.

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 box of softened cream cheese (8 ounces)
1 half-pint container of whipping cream, whipped into soft peaks
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon almond flavoring -- you could substitute fresh lemon and adjust amount

Mix gently the softened cream cheese with whipping cream, powdered sugar, and almond flavoring.  Chill frosting for about 1/2 hour.   Then frost each cookie generously and decorate with blueberries and strawberries.  I think raspberries would taste good also; they still are a bit dear right now in our area.

Note:  The Cream Cheese Frosting recipe makes quite a bit.  If you do end up having more frosting than cookies, save it to dip strawberries in.


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18 comments:

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Hi Joni,
I really like these cookies. They are like little tartlets but without all the tart making that drives me crazy! And they are sooooo pretty. I would love to make these for 4th of July!
Yvonne

once in a blue moon said...

that looks delish, i wish i had a mound right now... and then more for breakfast :)

Barbara F. said...

These look so delicious. I love berries on just about anything. Nothing can beat a sugar cookie. I am going to try this recipe with the frosting. xo.

Designs By Pinky said...

I'm with Yvonne, I want to make these for 4th of July too....and maybe before just for US!!! Thanks so much! XO, Pinky

Designs By Pinky said...

Also, I am your newest follower!

d e l i g h t said...

What a great idea to use a sugar cookie as the base! Perfect for July 4. The icing recipe sounds really good with that extra bit of whipping cream.

Sue said...

What a great idea to make a cookie tart! This variation of cream cheese icing sounds like one that I need to try. They look beautiful Joni. So glad you like the recipe:)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty cookies Joni! The fruit makes them healthy and you can eat more, right?:@)

Kathleen said...

They look wonderful! Thanks for the recipe, I am always looking for a better sugar cookie recipe!
It got very hot here very quickly! We skipped Spring!
Hope all is well there!

Holly said...

These cookies are sooooo adorable!:)

Debbie said...

These are so pretty, and I'm sure I would love the taste. They remind me in looks of miniature pavlova, only packing more punch in the cookie part. Yum.

Julie Harward said...

These look so good Joni..love it! Perfect of July or any time! :D

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Great idea to use the cookie for a tart base! They sound delicious and are so pretty.

Jacqueline said...

These remind me of our strawberry shortcake cookie, but with the addition of blueberries, I bet they were amazing! We will have to try blueberries too and they are so great for the red white and blue holidays.

trooppetrie said...

these look amazing. i can not wait to try them

Jerri said...

What a yummy looking treat!

Melissa said...

These look great! ( from a new follower )
=)
Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Cindy said...

I love sugar cookies and I love berries, great match! I just found your great blog--I live in Utah too!

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