Dynamic Duo: Hawaiian Cookie Tarts

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35-40 minutes
Inactive Prep Time: 30 minutes

For cookies you will need:

1¾ cups AP flour
½ cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
½ cup unsalted butter, melted
½ cup apple sauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For filling you will need:
1 cup pineapple preserves
½ cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1½ cups coconut
*Additional powdered sugar for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl combine flour, powdered sugar, and cornstarch. Using a spoon, mix in apple sauce and vanilla extract until a soft dough forms.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place in prepared muffin pans. Press dough in bottom and up the side of each muffin cup. Bake the dough-lined cup for about 8-10 minutes. Remove the muffin pan from the oven and let rest for a few minutes. Spoon 1 teaspoon of preserves into each muffin cup.

In a small bowl mix together sugar, egg and coconut with a fork until well blended. Spoon a teaspoon of coconut mixture over preserves in each cup.

Bake 23 -33 minutes or until cookie crusts are lightly golden brown. Cool in pans on a cooling rack for 30 minutes.

Gently remove each cookie tart, sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar and serve!

xoxo,
Catherine &Tammy
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34 comments:

  1. Oh boy! These look like a great treat!

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  2. Questi cookie devono essere una meraviglia con quel ripieno! Brava! Ciao

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  3. Yummy to the tummy!!! Thanks for the recipe :-)

    Thanks for your recent comment on My Blog

    Take care and have a wonderful week :-)

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  4. Great tropical flavors, they seems like little bites of summer.
    Mimi

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  5. What a delightful treat ! take care...

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  6. these sound wonderful I have never haerd of these,,

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  7. I think of all your sweets this has to be the one I would enjoy the most so far. This is awesome Catherine. Now I have this to add to my list of what I want to bake. I can literally taste these!

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  8. Wow now these need to be on my plate this instant! what a great looking cookie tart!

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  9. You have sent me out of my chilly November into warm tropical breezes. What a delicious way to bring summer back!

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  10. Oh, my goodness! These sound very tasty!! Thank you. blessings ~ tanna

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  11. That looks great...now I need to spend time on here just copying off recipes for the holidays

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  12. Tropical flavors are always a favorite of mine. I would be transported to vacation mode if I had these in front of me!

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  13. How unique! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. è sempre uno spettacolo passare da te e godere con le tue preparazioni super golose, peccato non poterle assaggiare...ma farle si!!! grazie sempre per la condivisione, ciao.

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  15. Wowowow ,great exotic flavours , the tarts look really good .I really want one :) .

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  16. So beautifull these tarts....Very original also!

    Kisses,
    Rita

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  17. Catherine, Cookie Tarts...never heard of them before. They look great and the mix of ingredients sounds like major dessert sweetness and flavor! It's a good thing that we usually don't keep any sweet baked goods in the house... Hungry now! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  18. Catherine these look truly dynamic....making me drool:) they are so moist and those coconut flakes look so attractive!

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  19. I just saw these on Tammy's Blog but I had to stop by and gaze at them again! So scrumptious! xoxo

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  20. o my..I am so crazy about those tart styled cookies. Simply irresistible!

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  21. This picture is certainly making me very hungry! These sound amazing - I love the combination of flavors!

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  22. Really want to try these; really looks good.
    Rita

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  23. Catherine, What a beauty, they really look delicious!!!
    I like the combination of coconut and the pineapple.

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  24. These little cookie tarts do have some great ingredients, love the tropical flair of these. We both had Hawaii on the brain for this day. I have saved this recipe-delicious.

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  25. Wow...Catherine, you have so many mouth-watering food here! This one looks really good. Would be great for parties. I love desserts with coconut. It gives beautiful flavour. Would be so good with a cup of tea.

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  26. These are fantastic...you guys make an amazing team!

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  27. These look great. I'm a terrific fan of coconut and pineapple.

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  28. I'm going to try making these for a party but have a couple of questions. Is there any portion of the recipe that you can make ahead? Have you tried them in mini-muffin tins?

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    1. Hi Jessica, Thank you for stopping by. Nothing in this recipe needs to be made ahead of head time. Of course though, if you want to prepare your dough the night before you can. You definitely can use mini-muffin tins. Of course though you won't need 1-inch dough balls...probably 1/2 inch or however much necessary to cover the bottom and sides of the tins. If you have any more questions, feel free to let me know. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did! :)

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