Saturday, October 7, 2017

Bake some tasty treats for your quilty friends

It's Autumn and that means cozy plaids, soft cuddly sweaters and scarves, the bringing out of more quilts to keep off the coming chill, pumpkin spice everywhere, and slow stitching days with friends.

I got the baking bug today and wanted to share this super easy cookie recipe that is yummy, easy and pretty. It' a great recipe when the baking bug hits you but you don't have a bunch of baking ingredients on hand. The refrigerated pie crusts are easy to keep on hand. You can whip these out in a jiffy for those last minute impromptu gatherings.

Jelly tarts recipe from Thistledown and Company

Jelly Tarts
1 package of pie crust ( the kind in the refrigerator section, it's pre rolled in the package.
1 small jar of seedless strawberry jam or other preferred flavor. Apricot and current are also great choices.

Powdered sugar
Parchment paper for baking/ cooking
Round cookie cutter about 3-4"

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Line cookie sheet with baking parchment paper.
Unroll pie dough on a lightly floured surface.
Cut out shapes from dough with the cookie cutter. Gather up the remnants of the dough and roll out again and cut more shapes.
On half of the cookie cut outs, cut a circle out of the middle.
Place all of the cookie shapes on the parchment lined cookie sheet and bake about 12-13 minutes or until barely golden.
Remove from oven and spread the jam on the solid cookies. Top with the cut out cookies. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Serve with a nice cup of tea, coffee or cocoa. Mmmmmmm!