pop tarts

Ingredients for the pastry dough:

1 1/2 c all-purpose gluten free flour mix
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c shortening (frozen)
1/4 c + 1 tbsp (5 tbsp total) 7-up soda (ice cold)

Directions:

1. In a large bowl, mix together salt and flour. Cut in the shortening until it resembles crumbs.
2. Add soda gradually to flour until moist.
3. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 min.
4. Remove from fridge and roll out on a gluten-free flour dusted surface or between 2 pieces of waxed paper (I do it this way) to about 1/8 inch thickness. Don’t roll too thin or dough will tear and be difficult to work with.
5. Use a small cookie cutter or pizza cutter to cut 14 small rectangles or circles. It may be necessary to refrigerate again after cutting out and before filling if dough gets too warm.
6. Place 7 of the cutouts on a cookie sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray or lined with parchment paper.
7. Spoon your favorite *filling onto each pastry.
8. Cover with the remaining 7 pastry pieces. Crimp edges with a fork.
9. Bake at 350 for about 10 min or until you notice the edges turning golden brown.
10. Let cool and frost with a powdered sugar glaze (or your favorite glaze) and sprinkle with colored sugar or sprinkles. Let cool completely before eating or they will fall apart!
Filling options I have used:
1. Strawberry jam (or any jam flavor you wish)
2. Cinnamon & brown sugar
3. Cream cheese & Strawberry jam (strawberries & cream) (for dairy free option use Tofutti Better than Cream Cheese)
4. Chocolate chips
5. Peanut butter & chocolate chips
6. Peanut butter & Jelly
7. Chocolate chips & marshmallow cream
…the possibilities are endless!!
For the glaze on top I just mix together a tad bit (like 1 tsp) of dairy free milk (any milk will work) and about 1/4 c powdered sugar. I usually don’t measure as I just mix until the consistency looks how I want it.
*This recipe was not designed to be “healthy.” My daughter, who has a gluten intolerance, dearly missed pop tarts. This recipe was simply made as a treat and fun activity to do with my children.
 
Yields 7 servings, serving size 1 pop tart
7 points on Weight Watchers Points+ System
 
I am in no way affiliated with Weight Watchers.
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