Jane Goodall's work and activism have always been a huge inspiration to me. She recognized, early on in her work, about animal emotions, feelings, and empathy. I would love to sit down to share a meal and talk to her for hours.
With that in mind, I think this Mini Lemon Cookie Tart would be a perfect way to end the meal. I didn't create this recipe, but I took different recipes and combined them into one fabulous dessert!
Recipes I used:
- Fluffy 1-Bowl Sugar Cookies (Vegan + GF) by the Minimalist Baker
- Betty's Lemon Filling from Meet the Shannon's BETTY GOES VEGAN
- Vegan Meringue
I made the cookies in a small muffin/tart that has removable disc bottoms. The cookies were a little tricky since they are they fluff up, but I was able to press them back into the mold halfway through the baking time. I pressed them into a little cup shape before baking and then pressed them back down halfway through the bake. I wish I would have used parchment paper or sprayed the pan because most of them stuck!
After the cookies cooled, I filled them with about 1 teaspoon of lemon filling and piped on the meringue using a pastry bag. Then, I pulled out my little kitchen torch and browned the meringue.
They were sweet, tart, and a little sassy...kind of like me!