Senin, 15 Oktober 2018

Sugar Cookie Fruit Tarts with a Cheesecake Filling

Sugar Cookie Fruit Tarts with a cheesecake filling. These little tarts are so delicious and so easy to make at home, no special pans needed.


Ingredients:

FOR THE SUGAR COOKIE DOUGH:

  • 2 sticks 8 ounces of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 cups All-Purpose Flour

FOR THE NO BAKE CHEESECAKE FILLING:

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup heavy cream or 4oz cool whip
  • FRESH BERRIES FOR SERVING and sliced fruit…your choice.

Instructions:


FOR THE SUGAR COOKIE CUPS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place butter in the bowl of a stand mixer or with a hand mixer and beat until smooth.
  3. Add the sugar and mix until combined.
  4. Add eggs one at a time mixing well in between each addition.
  5. Add the vanilla, salt and baking powder and mix.
  6. Mix in the flour one cup at a time and mix just until the ingredients are combined.
  7. Divide the dough into 3 discs and and refrigerate or freeze for 10 -15 minutes.
  8. After the cookie dough has chilled, Gently roll it out between two sheets of parchment paper. Cut out the scalloped edge round cookies and gently place each one into the un-greased cupcake pan.
  9. Bake 6-9 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool in the pan.


FOR THE NO BAKE CHEESECAKE FILLING:

  1. In a glass bowl add in the sugar, cream cheese and vanilla and beat for about 2-3 minutes until creamy.
  2. In a new bowl whip the heavy cream with a hand mixer or a stand mixer.
  3. Fold the whipped cream into the sweetened cream cheese mixture.
  4. Move cheesecake filling into a plastic bag for piping (or you can spoon it in) into each cookie cup.
  5. Top with your choice of fresh berries and or sliced fruit. We used: kiwi slices, blueberries, strawberries and mandarin oranges.
  6. You can make the cookie cups and the cheesecake mixture the night before, and store them separately to assemble the next day. Keep the cheesecake filling refrigerated. Keep the cookie cups covered in an air tight container.
  7. Slice the fruit and add it onto each one right before serving.


Notes:


  • If you don’t plan to eat these right away after assembled and you have added fruit and berries to each one. You can add a little glaze to the fruit to keep in the moisture and the color of the fruit looking good while in the fridge. Just add a little water to a few tablespoons of jelly or preserves (whatever you have). Heat the mixture in the microwave for a few seconds and mix together to dilute. You can then toss the fruit in this mixture before topping each tart or you can brush it onto the fruit on the tart.