Saturday, September 5, 2015

Easy Sugar Cookie Orange Cream Mini Tarts

These little tarts have been all the rage on Pinterest lately. I ignored them for awhile, because sometimes small things are more time consuming to make than the regular size. However, I had a Young Living Girls Night Out last week, and knew these would be perfect!

Now, I also know the rage is all homemade, no mixes, no preservatives, right?   If I had had more time and energy, I would have made my own cookie batter.  I've also wanted to try my hand at pastry cream, but this was not the time for it.  If any of you have a great recipe, let me know!

So, I went with simple.  Sugar Cookie mix, and Instant Pudding.  Of course, since it was a Young Living Girls Night Out, I had to include Essential Oils! 

These were a huge hit at the party.  A little on the sweet side... which motivates me even more to make my own pastry cream.  But, really, really good.  

This is a Life Diffused recipe, which means it contains Young Living Essential Oils. This one includes this amazing oil:

Young Living Orange Essential Oil

Sugar Cookie Orange Cream Mini Tarts
Double Dipped Life - Life Diffused 

1 box Sugar Cookie mix (or make your own!) 
Ingredients to make sugar cookies 
1 box Instant Vanilla pudding.  Cheesecake would also be yummy! 
2 cups milk
3-4 drops of Young Living Orange Essential Oil  (Lime, Grapefruit, Lemon, or Citrus Fresh would also be good!)
Strawberries, sliced thin
1 Orange peel, grated

Special tools needed:
 Mini cupcake pan

Preheat the oven to 350.  Spray a mini cupcake pan with cooking spray. 
Mix the Sugar Cookie dough as directed on package, or make your own.  Roll the dough into Tablespoon sized balls. Place the balls into the mini cupcake pan. 
Bake for 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
After baking, take the handle of a large wooden spoon, and poke a hole in the center of the dough. You might need more than one hole, and to stretch the dough as you poke.  
Let the shells cool. 

Make the pudding according to package directions.  Stir in a few drops of Orange Oil, and taste. Add more if needed. Refrigerate pudding until set. 

Fill the tart shells with the pudding mix.  Place strawberry slices on top, and sprinkle with Orange peel.  Serve cold. 


 Young Living Orange Essential Oil is fantastic for flavoring food and drink. Did you also know it's great for skin? I use it in my homemade face wash, and as a toner.  It's a pretty cheap oil, cost wise. It retails at $14, or get it wholesale for $10!  

How do you get wholesale prices?  See my Young Living Oil post, or click on my Membership link. 

Email me at with any questions! 


1 comment:

  1. This looks delicious! I cannot wait to try it! And ask the health benefits from the oils too! Win win!