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Flag Cookie Tarts

Blogger Cheri Liefeld of Adventures in the Kitchen shares a favorite recipe. I love these tarts because they are so cute for patriotic parties and easy to make.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 1 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
teaspoon lemon juice
3
cups powdered sugar
1
pint (2 cups) fresh blueberries
2
pints (4 cups) fresh raspberries

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  • 1 On floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness. With sharp knife, cut into 8 (3x4-inch) rectangles. Place rectangles on ungreased cookie sheet. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F. Bake cookies 10 to 12 minutes or until edges start to brown. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 3 In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, vanilla and lemon juice with electric mixer on medium speed until blended. On low speed, gradually beat in powdered sugar until frosting is smooth and thick. Frost cooled cookies. For flag design, on each cookie, place 9 blueberries in upper left-hand corner, then create rows of raspberries. Serve, or refrigerate up to 3 hours.
  • 1 On floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness. With sharp knife, cut into 8 (3x4-inch) rectangles. Place rectangles on ungreased cookie sheet. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F. Bake cookies 10 to 12 minutes or until edges start to brown. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 3 In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, vanilla and lemon juice with electric mixer on medium speed until blended. On low speed, gradually beat in powdered sugar until frosting is smooth and thick. Frost cooled cookies. For flag design, on each cookie, place 9 blueberries in upper left-hand corner, then create rows of raspberries. Serve, or refrigerate up to 3 hours.

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Expert Tips

Bake the cookies the day before, then frost and decorate with berries just before the party.

Wrap each tart in plastic wrap and tie with patriotic ribbon for a great party favor.

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