Strawberry Citrus Cookie Tarts

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2018-07-01 06:08:15

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Sugar cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease the pans you are using. (see notes)
Add the sugar, butter and oil to a mixing bowl. Beat for 2 minutes.
Add the vanilla and egg. Mix until incorporated.
Add the flour, baking soda and salt. Mix well.
Divide the dough into fourths.
Bake for 9 - 11 minutes.

Citrus Cream Cheese

Mix the cream cheese ingredients in a mixing bowl until creamy, Refrigerate 20 minutes.
To assemble cookies heat orange marmalade in the microwave.
Wash strawberries and cut into halves.
Pipe the cream cheese onto the cookies.
Place the strawberries on the cookies, starting at the outside edge.
Brush the marmalade on the strawberries.


Sugar cookies

1/3 cup coconut oil or shortening (I've tried both)
1/3 cup butter
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Citrus Cream Cheese

8 oz. cream cheese - almost at room temperature
1 tablespoon milk or cream
3/4 cup confectioner's sugar
1/2 teaspoons orange zest or see my notes
1 quart of Florida Strawberries
Orange Marmalade or Apricot Jelly