Thursday, June 6, 2013

RECIPE :: Summer Fruit Tart COOKIES

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Summer Fruit Tart Cookies

Hello . . .it's Erin and I know what you're thinking....Fruit tart? Blah!  Well, my friends, this is not your average fruit tart.  I just didn't know what else to call it since Yummy-Sugary-Fruity-Creamy-Cookie Deliciousness was too long.  

They are actually a cross between a fruit tart and a fruit pizza.  You've seen the fruit pizzas with cream cheese spread on a sugar cookie topped with chopped fruit, right?  Fruit pizzas were the inspiration for this dessert but my kiddos don't like cream cheese (still not sure what planet they're from) so I had to think of something else.  Naturally, my mind wanders to heavy whipping cream and sugar.  I didn't say these were Diet Summer Fruit Tart Cookies. :) 

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These are kid approved and husband approved, which in my house, is a tough crowd these days.  My hubs, who claims he isn't a “sugar cookie kind of guy,” loved them.  I know you will too!

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Begin with your favorite sugar cookie recipe or your can use store bought dough.  I love the no fail recipe from The Decorated Cookie.  Cut the dough into desired shapes, bake and cool.  *It helps if you chill the dough on the cookie sheet after you cut them out so that they keep their shape in the oven. 

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For the sweet cream and fruit topping you will need:

2 cups heaving whipping cream

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons instant vanilla pudding

4 tablespoons sugar (1 tablespoon reserved)

Berries or fruit of your choice

Combine the whipping cream, vanilla, pudding mix and 3 tablespoons of sugar into a mixing bowl and blend with an electric mixer until cream is fluffy (about 5 minutes).  Pipe or spread the sweet cream onto the cookies.  Add desired fruit and sprinkle with remaining sugar.  Devour.  Repeat. 

*The pudding helps the cream stay fluffy and not fall flat after you add the fruit.  You can adjust the amount of sugar in the cream to your liking.

Have a wonderful summer!
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Guest Contributor: Erin Heflin

I have always had a passion for all things creative. I can honestly say however, that I never thought my creative passion would lead me to baking and decorating cookies.  Before I started making cookies I was always a “brownie out of a box” kind of girl.  My husband would attest to that.  :)  

 It wasn't until I fell in love with the idea of decorating cookies that I really took an interest in baking and learning more about good ingredients, etc.  I now love to bake cupcakes, cakes and cake bites too.  

I am so blessed to have the opportunity to create something that makes other people happy.  I am looking forward to sharing some fun things with you!

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  1. love love love this idea! so fun! I think I will try these and do a "make your own" with them and different toppings (maybe some marshmallows too ;))
    thanks for the inspiration! K

  2. Oh man...I am never going to get on WW again at this rate...LOL Looks great!

  3. At least the berries provide the "healthy excuse" for these yummies!


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