Pinterest is unhealthy. You feel an urge to make pretty things. You can’t resist. Productivity and work vanish. Your inner housewife/Martha Stewart/XX chromosome traits explodes uncontrollably. There is no cure.
Thus, I organized a Tea and Cookie Party for my friends, where everyone brought tea/cookies/dessert. I wanted to make something that looked fancy, and stumbled across mini pizza cookies. I was going to use frozen sugar cookie dough, when I realized (gasp), I never even made sugar cookies from scratch. This had to be remedied.
So I made found a lovely sugar cookie recipe from Joy of Baking, and pressed the dough into muffin pans for a cute and easy tart shape. Add topping and fruit, and voila! Pinterest cuteness in your own kitchen!
Bonus: A Pinterest tea party requires pinterest flowers as well! I made White Peonies using paper clips and put it inside a tall glass mug lined with colored paper as a centerpiece.
|So instagram is not the best way to take high quality pictures…|
Sugar Cookie Base:
3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
1 oz package neufchatal cheese (yay healthiness)
sugar to taste
1 tsp vanilla extract
sliced mandarin oranges, grapes, berries, kiwis, etc
In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, salt, and baking soda. In another bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes). Add the eggs and vanilla extract and beat until combined. Add the flour mixture and beat until you have a smooth dough. Divide the dough in half and wrap each half in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for about one hour or until firm enough to roll.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and place rack in center of oven.
Combine the filling ingredients together and spread on top of the cooled cookie bases. Add fruit on top.
Notes: I made a 1/2 batch of the sugar cookie recipe, which is enough for ~14 tarts in a normal sized muffin tray. I had extra filling, but I also used it sparsely one 12 tarts since I only had one muffin tray.