Monday, February 14, 2011

A Valentines Treat

I hope that everyone has had a wonderful Valentines Day. It has taken me all day to post this. Everyone in our house, except the baby, is sick. A great way to spend the holiday, right. And between taking care of sick kids and resting myself, I have not gotten to post before now.

I wanted to show you the fun Valentines treat we made this year. I found this idea at Disney Family Fun. They were very yummy and we will most definitely be making them more often.

Jam Tarts
2 1/4 c flour
3/4 t salt
2/3 c shortening
12 T water
Any flavor Jam
1 egg beaten with 1 t water

Mix flour and salt in a bowl. Use a fork or pastry cutter to cut in the shortening to pea sized clumps. Cut in water a couple of tablespoons at a time. (This is just a pie crust recipe, so if you have your own that you love use it.)

Roll out pie crust 1/8 inch thick on a floured surface. Use a cookie cutter to cut out cookies, you need two for each tart. We used a heart shape, but you could use any shape.
Place your cookies on a greased cookie sheet. Scoop some jam onto the center of the cookies. Make sure to leave space around the edges to seal your tart.
Brush the egg onto the edge of your cookies and place a second cookie on top. Press a fork around the edges. Bake at 400* for 15 min. Place on a rack to cool. After they have cooled decorate with frosting/sprinkles, whatever you want. We used frosting to make a cute quilt pattern.

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