fruited shortbread tarts


1/2 8  ounce tub cream cheese
2   tablespoons dairy sour cream
1   tablespoon sifted powdered sugar
1/2  teaspoon finely shredded orange peel
16 - 20   shortbread cookies  
Assorted fruits, such as halved strawberries, whole raspberries, whole blueberries, quartered and thinly sliced kiwifruit, halved green grapes, or sliced kumquats 
Fresh mint leaves (optional)


1. Stir cream cheese, sour cream, powdered sugar, and orange peel in a small mixing bowl. Pipe cream cheese mixture atop each cookie using a pastry bag fitted with a small star tip, or simply spread mixture atop each cookie.
2. Top with fruits and, if desired, mint leaves. Serve immediately. Makes 16 to 20 tarts.

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