PHILADELPHIA, PA — Looking for something a bit more fancy than a traditional cookie for your holiday dessert table this year? Today’s feature shows you how to make delectable little jam-filled tarts which are sure to be a terrific conversation piece for your guests. Chantal, Managing Editor at AllHabs.net, sent along this recipe – a tribute to her neighbour who is a terrific cook and baker and makes them for her. Thanks to Chantal for sharing such a unique recipe with us!
Now you might be wondering why they’re called Maid of Honor Tarts. There are actually a lot of theories about it, many of them revolving around British royalty in the times of King Henry VIII or Queen Elizabeth I. So it seems that not only are these treats pretty to look at and tasty to eat, they’re also a great conversation piece!
Maid of Honor Tarts
Recipe courtesy Chantal (@habsgirl4life)
Prep time: 20 minutes
Makes 20 individual tarts
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg, separated
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup rice flour
1/2 cup shredded or flaked coconut
Strawberry or Raspberry jam ( I prefer raspberry in this recipe )
20 unbaked 2-inch (5 cm) tart shells
1. In bowl, cream together butter and sugar; beat in egg yolk.
2. Add almond extract and flour.
3. Beat egg white until stiff; fold into creamed mixture.
4. Stir in coconut.
5. Spoon about 1 teaspoon of jam into each tart shell; top with about 1 tablespoon of the coconut mixture.
6. Bake in 375 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until topping is set and golden brown.
Be sure to check back tomorrow for our next holiday cookie recipe – Easy Chocolate Fudge! And if you missed any of our previous recipes in this series, take a moment to check them out below:
Day 1 – Golden Chocolate Chunk Nutty Bars
Day 2 – Inception Brownies
Day 3 – Traditional Butter Cookies
Day 4 – Devil’s Food Peanut Butter Chip Cookies
Day 5 – Sriracha Peanut Butter Cookies
Day 6 – Easy Jam-Filled Cookies
Day 7 – Raspberry Cheesecake Bars
Day 8 – Eggnog Cookies