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!

Catherine & Tammy♥