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These cookies are composed like miniature tarts, each with its own crust, fruit filling, and topping.

Martha Stewart Living, December/January 1995

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Makes 22
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  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment; set aside. Butter 22 two-inch fluted stainless-steel pastry cutters; place them 1 inch apart on the baking sheets. In a large bowl whisk together almonds, flour, sugar, and salt.

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  • Use a pastry blender or 2 knives to cut butter into dry ingredients until crumbly, then work with your fingers until there are no dry crumbs. Squeeze mixture, making pieces ranging from pea-size to 1 inch.

  • Place 2 tablespoons of crumb mixture into each pastry cutter. Press crumbs to compress into a 1/4-inch-thick layer.

  • Spoon 1 1/4 teaspoons of jam on dough; spread jam to within 1/8 inch of the edge. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of crumb mixture over jam. Bake 15 minutes, rotate sheets between oven shelves, and bake about 15 minutes more, until cookies are golden brown.

  • Transfer sheets to wire rack. Immediately lift off pastry rings; let cookies stand to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

Cook's Notes

Pastry cutters are used as molds for these tart-like cookies; butter the pastry cutters well so they will slip off easily after baking.

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Reviews (8)

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01/29/2010
I tried what mykele suggested... it saves you a lot of time and it turned out great! everybody loved them
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01/17/2010
Do you have a rolling pin? Glass bottle? Put your nuts, or whatever, in between two sheets of wax paper and roll your rolling pin/bottle back and forth, pressing down. Voila...crumbs!
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01/16/2010
Since I don't have a nut grinder or food processor...any ideas where I can get an INEXPENSIVE mortar and pestle?
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01/15/2010
How about baking in a 13 X 9 inch pan and after cooling, just cut with a biscuit cutter or cookie cutter for variety? Mykele
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01/15/2010
Maybe you could make them in a brownie pan?
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01/15/2010
maybe using a springform pan?
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01/15/2010
That's my question too. Who has 22 pastry cutters in there home???
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01/15/2010
What if you dont have 22 pastry cutters? Couldnt you just press crumb mixture into a well greased baking pan or tray and cut after baking???