I have heard these called pie crust cookies, but growing up we always called them tarts, and I cannot turn my back on childhood tradition.
These totally take me back to blasting Britney Spears while doodling in my Lisa Frank notebooks.
You know. The simple times.
Not only do these bring back great memories, but they can be super educational as well.
I present to you, for your viewing pleasure, the Idaho tart. Teach your kids all of the states, and then go ahead and eat America because it will be delicious.
I mean, check out that first picture. I see Montana. I see Colorado. I almost see Utah.
I would have remembered my states and capitals much better if they tasted this good.
- 4 cups flour
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoons salt
- 1 ¾ cups shortening
- 1 egg
- 1 Tablespoon vinegar
- ½ cup cold water
- Preheat oven to 425° F.
- Combine dry ingredients and cut in shortening. In a small bowl beat egg, water and vinegar together. Add to dry ingredients and knead gently. Divide into four pieces.
- Put in fridge for 15 minutes before using. Roll flat and cut into squares (or shapes of states, whatev) and place on an un-greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle generously with cinnamon sugar and bake for 10 minutes.