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Swedish Coconut Cookies (Mini-tarts)

I've loved these since I was a child! A bit fussy to make, but so dainty and delicious! The finely chopped maraschino cherries tint the filling a delicate pink.
Ingredients:

Shells:
12 Tablespoons ( 1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups flour

Filling:
4 Tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
1/2 cup sugar
4 teaspoons flour
1 Tablespoon cream
2/3 cup shredded sweetened coconut
8 finely chopped maraschino cherries, patted dry

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350F.
To make the shells:
Cream the 12 Tablespoons butter and 1/2 cup sugar together until light and fluffy.
Blend in the 2 cups of flour, but do not overwork the dough.
Divide the dough into 36 equal balls.
Press each ball into bottom and up sides of ungreased mini-muffin cups, forming shells.
Bake shells in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile prepare the filling.
To make the filling:
Combine all of the filling ingredients in a small saucepan.
Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture boils.
Spoon the prepared filling into the partially baked shells.
Bake an additional 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Cool mini-tarts in the muffin cups for 3 to 5 minutes, before carefully removing to wire racks to cool completely.
Store mini-tarts in airtight container.


Source: My mother made these when I was a child, but I'm not sure where she got the recipe; posted by LuAnn for KRT (and earlier for CNC).

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