Butter Tart Squares with A Shortbread Cookie Crust

Two posts in one day?!  I know right.  Crazy town…but I’m just bursting with ideas and recipes so I’m just going to go with it.  So a big huge jolly welcome to Christmas Cookie Week 2013!  Oh man, I love Christmas baking…I admit I’m going a bit crazy with the cookie making, but it can’t be helped!  🙂

This year, I’m part of a group of 8 bloggers that have come together to share a daily recipe for yummy and delicious cookies.  We hope to inspire you during this season of Christmas baking as we all share a joy of baking which makes for love…fresh from the oven!

So to kick off my cookie week, I bring you Butter Tart Squares with a Shortbread Cookie Crust.  Ok, technically these are a slice/square…but the cookie crust on these is ah-mazing.

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Butter Tart Squares {A Pretty Life}

I actually made these this past weekend for a Christmas party I went to, and learned a little lesson about serving them…make sure the tart is fully cooled before you try to cut it or else it looks like a big giant sticky crumbly mess.  Cool them.  Completely.  Then cut and enjoy.

These are sweet and taste just like a Butter Tart but with a Shortbread Cookie Crust.  They really are amazing..I bet you can’t just eat one.  😉

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Butter Tart Sqaures with A Shortbread Cookie Crust

Ingredients

The Shortbread Crust

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • pinch salt

The Butter Tart Filling

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 3 tsp flour
  • 3/4 cup coconut
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

The Shortbread Crust:

  1. In a bowl, using a pastry cutter, cut together the flour, sugar, salt and butter, until it is the consistency of sand.
  2. Press the flour mixture into a 9 x 13 baking dish. Set aside.

The Butter Tart Filling:

  1. In a bowl mix together the brown sugar, baking powder and flour. Set aside.
  2. Melt the butter, then whisk in the eggs and vanilla. Then add the coconut, raisins and nuts. Mix.
  3. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, and mix well.
  4. Pour the filling mixture over the crust.
  5. Bake for 35 minutes.
  6. Let cool completely before cutting into squares. If you can, wait at least 2-3 hours.

Recipe from Best of Bridge

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Here are all the cookies I made for this years Christmas Cookie week:

5-Christmas-Cookies-{A-Pretty-Life}

Butter Tart Squares with Shortbread Cookie Crust  |  Turtle Cookies

Snickerdoodles  |  Peanut Butter Balls  |  Soft & Chewy Ginger Cookies

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For even more cookie inspiration check out recipes from these great bakers that I teamed up with this week!  So much cookie fun all for you!

Angie from Echoes of Laughter
Julie from Sober Julie
Stacey from This Lil’ Piglet
Joann from Woman In Real Life
Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life In The Suburbs
Grace from Sense & Simplicity
Donna From An Anglo In Quebec
Ricki Jill from Art@Home

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Have a delicious day, and see you tomorrow for another mouth-watering cookie recipe!Signature

 

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17 Comments

  • Reply Heather, Mmm... is for Mommy December 2, 2013 at 4:31 PM Yummo! These look so sexy :) These might be made very soon in my kitchen.
    • Reply Jo-Anna December 2, 2013 at 5:08 PM Hahaha! Don't they though?! Sooooo good!
  • Reply Donna Sinclair December 2, 2013 at 5:14 PM Okay, I gained 3-4 pounds staring at the image...then reading the recipe, well, I swear I felt 2 more pounds creeping on the body... these are a must add to my recipe file for the holidays.
    • Reply Jo-Anna December 3, 2013 at 8:27 AM I know...that's the thing about these squares, they're just SO good! ;)
  • Reply Angie@Echoes of Laughter December 2, 2013 at 6:04 PM Yum! We love shortbreads at our house! These look so good! Thank you so much for joining us! Happy Cookie Week! Angie xo Pinned it too!
    • Reply Jo-Anna December 3, 2013 at 8:27 AM Thanks Angie! Happy Cookie Week to you too...thanks for organizing this!
  • Reply Ricki Jill Treleaven December 2, 2013 at 6:20 PM I showed these to my daughter, and she said she wanted to bake them during the Christmas break! I've been so excited about this week, and I can't wait to see other cookies this week. I'm so honored to be included with such amazing Canadian women! *squee* xo, Ricki Jill
    • Reply Jo-Anna December 3, 2013 at 8:28 AM Oooh, have fun with you baking! I love this time of year!
  • Reply Stacey December 2, 2013 at 8:09 PM Butter tarts and date squares are a couple of my favourites; these look like a combination of gooey goodness. Yum! Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe. I'm glad to be taking part in Christmas Cookie Week with you. :)
    • Reply Jo-Anna December 3, 2013 at 8:29 AM Mmmm those are my favourites too! Happy Christmas Cookie week to you!
  • Reply Turtle Cookies - A Pretty Life In The Suburbs December 3, 2013 at 7:20 AM […] I brought you Butter Tart Squares with A Shortbread Cookie Crust, and today I bring you Turtle Cookies.  Oh yes.  I went there.  Turtles are the best…and […]
  • Reply Lynda December 3, 2013 at 9:51 AM Oh! These would be fabulous, shortbread and butter tarts all in one. I am sure that I will be making these!!
  • Reply Grace @ sense and simplicity December 3, 2013 at 8:10 PM My mouth actually started to water as I looked at the picture. I love butter tarts and I love shortbread so this looks like a definite winner.
  • Reply Snickerdoodles - A Pretty Life In The Suburbs December 4, 2013 at 5:01 AM […] hope you have enjoyed the first two recipes from this week:  Butter Tart Squares with A Shortbread Cookie Crust and Turtle Cookies.  So far I think the Turtle Cookies might be my favourite…well I love […]
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