Looking for something different than the traditional Christmas cookie? Then this recipe is for you! It’s a rustic sugar cookie tart that combines two classic winter flavors: apples and cranberries. The best part about this treat—other than being pretty dang beautiful—is that it’s super easy to make thanks to some help from Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix!
Preheat your oven to 350°F and prepare the cookie dough crust. To make the dough, you will need a pouch of Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix, an egg, a half cup of softened butter and 3 tablespoons of flour. Mix these ingredients together in a medium bowl to form the dough (the added flour makes the dough stiffer than traditional cookie dough so it’s sturdy enough to support the filling).
Roll the dough into a ¼-inch round on a lightly floured surface and gently press it into an ungreased 11-inch round fluted tart pan. Gather the remaining scraps of dough and set aside.
Next, toss some peeled and diced apples and cranberries with sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl.
Spread the cranberry-apple mixture into the tart shell and dot with cubed butter.
Finally, crumble your remaining scraps of cookie dough on top of the filling around the edge of the tart.
Before putting the tart in the oven, mix together some milk and an egg to make an egg wash and brush it onto the dough. Sprinkle the dough with some sugar and then bake the tart for about an hour or until the crust is a deep gold and the filling is bubbling. Cool for at least 30 minutes before serving.