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Sunshine Pies

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I made these little lemon pie tarts for one of my intern's birthdays. Karla always has a big smile on her face and is a sunny, positive person, and a wonderful young therapist!

Begin with Keebler individual graham cracker crusts. (6 per package)

Mix together: 8 oz. cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla and fill tarts half way.

Top with lemon curd. Chill.

Roll out your favorite sugar cookie dough, cutting out six suns, and cutting a circle out of the center. When cookies are baked and cooled, heat a tiny bit of corn syrup for 10 seconds in the microwave, and brush a light layer on each cookie, immediately topping with yellow sugar sprinkles or yellow sanding sugar.

Melt 4 oz. of chocolate candy melts and using a pastry bag (or ziplock with a tiny corner cut off), pipe sunglasses on chilled tarts.

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Top tart with cookie and serve.

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Comments (2)

Barb Cabot:

So cute and what a nice surprise for your sunny intern. PS I made your cream cheese pie with lemon curd and it was a huge hit! Thank you for posting the recipes! Have a sunny day!

connie:

These darling tarts have me smiling ear to ear. Way too cute!

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