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August 6, 2015

Milk Tart Cookie Cups

Traditional South-African Milk Tart filling in a crunchy sugar Cookie Cup

A Packet of Sugar Cookie mix is always useful to have in your pantry as you can do so much more with the mix than bake plain cookies. Used in this Milk Tart Cookie Cups, I have once again realized that just about any pre-mix {whether store-bought or homemade} has so much more to offer than what is was initially intended to.

Milk Tart is of course a very traditional South-African delicacy and might remind most of you of a Custard Tart, which it really is, but, the strong Milk flavor combined with the Cinnamon makes this so special.

Milk Tart Cookie Cups

You can make the Cookie Cups a couple of days in advance, keep in a sealed container in a dry place, and use when needed. I use the Cups for various fillings, from this Milk Tart right down to a rich Chocolate Mousse and I am sure you will find many uses for them as well - maybe a scoop of ice-cream and a drizzle of thick ice-cream syrup ?

I like the idea of adding a bit of Chocolate Chips to the bottom of the Cups, but it is not necessary. As long as you taste more of the Milk Tart filling than chocolate, you will have a winner for either a dessert or to add to a sweet party platter.


The filling only takes a few minutes to cook and you can fill the Cups immediately or wait a couple of minutes for the mixture to cool down a bit. The longer you wait, the less the Chocolate Chips will melt, which is a personal choice, I like the Chocolate Chips to go a little softer, but not melt entirely.

Now, do not forget to dust with the Cinnamon, otherwise it would not be a true version of a Milk Tart, and if you are a fan of Cinnamon as I am, you might even sprinkle over more than is shown on the photos !



Milk Tart Cookie CupsTraditional South-African Milk Tart filling in a crunchy sugar Cookie Cup


Dust with Cinnamon just before serving.

Milk Tart Cookie Cups

LINDA

Traditional South-African Milk Tart filling in a crunchy sugar Cookie Cup

4 comments:

  1. Those look amazing. I have never had a milk tart before, but I love custards so I know I would love these!

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  2. I am drooling, Linda. My son is sitting next to me and begging to make these asap. We will :)

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  3. I have never heard of milk tarts but I am dying to try one, I'm sure they would be a hit here on the Ranch!!

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  4. Wow! These look so easy, Linda!! I think I even have a package of sugar cookie mix in the pantry!

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