These are fun little tartlettes that will add pizzaz to your Christmas cookie tins. Almonds are a great blank canvas.
- 1/2 cup butter unsalted preferred
- 1/4 cup confectioners sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 cup flour
For the crust:
In a mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk and flour. Blend until the dough forms a ball. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
Lightly butter or spray tart tins and place on a baking sheet. Press a walnut size piece of refrigerated dough into each tin. Set aside.
For the filling:
Beat sugar and butter until smooth. Beat in eggs and almond extract. Add almond flour. Drop 1 tablespoon of filling into each tart. Bake in a preheated 350F oven for 20-23 minutes or until golden. Makes 12 tarts. Store in a tin in a cool place.