Sugar Cookie Apple Pie Tarts!
Ok, You won't see me post many desserts on here, but I am pretty excited about a new product I found! I am not a big dessert maker, but no matter how healthy you eat, everyone wants a goodie every now and then! Recently, I found a new product that makes it not only easier to create treats for my family, but I can feel really good about it too! Miss Jones Baking Co. makes cookie, brownie, and cake mixes and frostings, among other treats that are all Organic and All-Natural, dye-free and flavoring free and absolutely mouth-watering delicious! I recently got the sugar cookie mix and decided to create something special to bring in Autumn this weekend! I created these Sugar Cookie Apple Pie Tarts! I just followed the directions on the MIss Jones Baking Co. package for cut-out cookies, put the dough in muffin tins. Baked them a little, then filled them with homemade cooked down, chunky applesauce. I baked them a little more and then topped with whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel! Oh My! These were a hit! You can purchase Miss Jones Baking Co. Organic baking products on Amazon or you can go to https://www.missjones.co/shop to order. Their products are also sold at any Wholefoods stores.
Here's the easy recipe!
1 package of Miss Jones Baking Co. sugar cookie mix
8 T butter, divided
5-6 apples, cored, peeled and diced small
1/2 cup sugar
1 T cinnamon or to your taste
salt to taste
1 T cornstarch
Bake the sugar cookie mix according to the directions for cut-out cookies. You will use the egg and 6 T of the butter in this process. Make evenly sized balls from the dough and push them into 12 muffins tins, making little cups. Bake 5 minutes at 350. Remove and fill each with homemade chunky applesauce (recipe below). Yes you can buy the applesauce, but making it yourself is so much better! Bake again at 350 for 10-12 minutes more or until the cookie dough is set and slightly browned. Remove and allow to cool. Remove from the tins carefully, running a butter knife around the edges and lifting the tarts out using two forks. To serve, top with whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce if you like!
Homemade Chunky Applesauce:
Melt the remaining 2 T of butter in a skillet. Place the diced apples in it and cook till soft. Sprinkle with the sugar and cinnamon and a little salt to taste. When the apples are very soft, mash them coarsely with a potato masher, leaving chunks of apple. Stir in the cornstarch mixed with a little cold water to thicken.