Tart Cookies Caramel Tarts

posted by Kitty 09-26-98 5:41 PM

Caramel Tarts

2 (3 oz.) cream cheese, softened
2 sticks margarine, softened
2 c. flour

Blend ingredients together well. Roll into 48 small balls. Press dough into small tart pans to form a shell. Prick with fork and bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Remove from pans when cool enough to handle and finish cooling on wire

1 (14 oz.) pkg. light colored caramels
1/2 c. evaporated milk

Combine in top of double boiler and stir until melted. Pour warm mixture into cooled shells. Refrigerate until cold.

1/2 c. margarine, softened
1/2 c. shortening
2/3 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. evaporated milk, room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla

Combine margarine, shortening, sugar and milk. Beat well, until sugar is completely dissolved. (This will take at least 5-10 minutes.) Add vanilla. Ice top of cooled tarts. Sprinkle with finely chopped nuts, if desired.

Note: A pastry bag makes a nice decorative top.

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