Use your favorite flavor jam or preserves to fill these flaky tarts.
INGREDIENTS (for 3 servings):
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup LAND O LAKES ® Butter, softened*
- 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 3 tablespoons cold water
- 1/2 cup jam or preserves, any flavor
- 3 tablespoons finely chopped nuts
- 1/8 teaspoon lemon or almond extract
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon lemon or almond extract
- 3 teaspoons water
Combine flour, sugar and salt in large bowl; add butter and cream cheese. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs (2 to 3 minutes). Add water; continue beating just until dough forms (20 to 30 seconds). Shape dough into a ball; divide in half. Flatten each half; wrap in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate until firm (at least 3 hours or up to 3 days).
Stir all filling ingredients together in small bowl. Set aside.
Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut dough with floured 2 1/2-inch round cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Spoon 1/2 teaspoonful filling in center of each round. Lift up edges of each circle at 3 points; pinch points together very firmly, forming a triangle, and leaving center open.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. (Tarts will open slightly as they bake.) Remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely.
Combine powdered sugar, 1/4 teaspoon lemon extract and enough water for desired glazing consistency in small bowl. Drizzle on cooled tarts.
*Substitute LAND O LAKES® Soft Baking Butter with Canola Oil right from the refrigerator.