Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sand Bakkles

These are one of my all time favorite desserts! I am a tart and sugar cookie kind of gal! These are a little time consuming, but the presentation is amazing! They are perfect for any special occasion or baby shower!



The tart shells can be found at specialty cooking stores. In Arizona there is a place called Shars that carries alot of Bosch items and they have these there. For those of you not in Arizona they sell them at Williams Sonoma here is just one of the options they carry.


Sand Bakkles
recipe by: Elizabeth Banks

Shell:
1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
1 egg
1 teaspoon almond extract

Cream sugar and shortening. Add flour, egg and extract. Spread as thin as possible into individual tart pans. Place on a cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes, or until light brown or the shine is all gone from the dough. (DO NOT OVERBAKE) Let cool for a few minutes before removing. Then tap gently and squeeze the sides of the tart pans gently until they come out.


Pink Lemonade Tart Filling:
1 (10 0z) can frozen pink lemonade
8 oz cream cheese
1 can Eagle Brand milk
2 pkgs. dry Dream Whip
3 drops of red food coloring
1 large container of Cool Whip
garnish (see below for options)

Combine all ingredients except for the Cool Whip. Beat until smooth; fold in Cool Whip. Fill tart shells immediately. Garnish with lemon rind, strawberry fans, dust with powdered sugar, raspberries, mint leaves, etc.






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