Prepare Christmas Tart with Cookie Dough, Recipe with Video!

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I show you my Christmas tart recipe in this recipe.

I used cookie dough as the base for the base and topped it with plums.

Here I show you the variant with ready-made cookie dough and with homemade cookie dough and bring ideas with puff pastry and yeast dough.

In the video you can see me preparing a fruit tart with a Santa hat 🙂

Enjoy the tips from my Christmas bakery.

I wish you the best of luck with your baking!

1. Recipe Christmas Tart

Christmas tart

Baked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2
Calories 809
Total Time 35 Min.
Preparation Time 20 Min.
Cook Time 0 Min.

Simple instructions for baking a quick Christmas tart.

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Christmas tart recipe image
Christmas tart recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


200 g puff pastry (Cookie dough, yeast dough or puff pastry)
20 g marzipan
1 tbsp rum
1 tsp apricot jam
80 g plums (or apples, cherries, pears, bananas, see post)
70 ml Cream
20 g vanilla sugar
2 tsp fresh berries (i like to use fruit cream or strained jam.)
1 tsp icing sugar
1 tsp Pistachios chopped


Prepare puff pastry for cherry pie.
Place the puff pastry on the baking sheet and prick with a fork.

Prepare dough

Preheat the oven to 240 degrees Celsius top/bottom heat.

Roll out the puff pastry and cut out round circles with a diameter of approx. 12 cm.

Do the same for cookie dough.

Put the marzipan on the puff pastry so that the cherries get a great and delicious base.
Place the marzipan on the puff pastry.

Add marzipan

Line the circles of dough on a baking sheet with baking paper and lightly prick them.

Spread the marzipan mixture thinly in the middle of the circles.

plum wedges
Cut the plums into thin wedges.

Prepare fruit

Peel the apples and cut into small, thin slices.

Fan the circles of dough with the apples.

You can also top the tarts with banana slices, plums or berries.

Mix the apricot jam with the rum.
Mix the apricot jam with the rum.

Prepare glaze

Mix the rum with the jam and set aside.

Tart topped before baking
Glaze tart with rum jam before baking.

Glaze tartes

Spread the filled tarts with the rum jam, then bake in the preheated oven until crispy.

Dessert decoration sauce
Dessert with vanilla mirror and berry fruit swab.

Prepare decoration

Lightly whip the cream with the vanilla sugar, arrange on the plate and decorate with the pureed berries.

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Christmas tart recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


Arrange the tarts on the prepared plates, decorate with icing sugar and pistachios and serve quickly.



In the video I show a variant of this preparation with cookie dough.

These Christmas tarts are a wonderful quick dessert and even Santa Claus will be happy!

If you use puff pastry please note:

Puff pastry must be baked at a high temperature (oven preheated to 220°C).

You can bake the other doughs at 180°C.

2. Calories (kcal) and Nutritional Values

3. Classic Christmas Tart with Shortcrust Pastry

The tart is a cake from French cuisine and is usually made from shortcrust pastry.

A good shortcrust pastry recipe (1-2-3 dough) consists of:

It is best to cut the butter into small pieces and process the dough quickly and do not knead.

Lemon zest, vanilla and a pinch of salt can be added as flavors.

The dough should rest in the refrigerator for at least an hour (wrapped in cling film) before final processing.

If you like it classic for the tart, change the recipe from the shortcrust pastry and make this dough:

This consists of 300 g flour, 150 g butter, 80 g water, an egg and some salt.

Small cakes with fruit
Small cakes from the French bakery. Tart with apricots, with caramelized strawberries, tart au citron and cherry tart.

4. Christmas Tart with Puff Pastry

I like to use the ready made puff pastry.

I just find it practical and it’s much faster. Industrially produced doughs are better than their reputation.

When baking, puff pastry requires a high initial temperature of 220°C

Baking tip from chef Thomas Sixt

However, the recipe featured here is way more awesome because we’re using cookie dough.

Since I have already shown the puff pastry variants elsewhere, I will not go into them further here.

Cherry cake with topping deliciously prepared.
I would like to invite you to this cherry pie. The puff pastry gives a crunchy taste experience.

5. NEW: Christmas Tart with Cookie Dough

At Christmas time, cookie dough is ideal for preparing the tart.

If you want it to be particularly quick, buy the cookie dough in the supermarket.

If you want to knead dough yourself, here is a recommended vanilla crescent dough:

It took me about 15 minutes to get the tart on the table, including the preparation for the ready-made dough variant.

That’s what I call intelligent, fast cooking.

dough in foil
Wrap the dough for the vanilla croissants in cling film and place in the fridge

6. More Christmas Desserts

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  • Hi Thomas,

    Great recipe 🙂 very nice and tasty!

    I've already made a note of it for the Christmas season.

    I find the idea of the cookie dough very exciting.

    I like to look around on your site and enjoy the beautiful pictures and suggestions.

    Kind regards, Elli


    • Hello Elli,

      nice to read from you, thx!

      I'm happy about your message. Happy to say more.

      Thomas Sixt 🙂 sends you best regards and good luck


  • Hello Thomas,

    you look nice with this christmas hat!

    Very funny video with the camera on the head.

    Its a crazy nice Idea 🙂

    In addition, a great overview of the fruit variants.

    had you also made a lemon tart or did I read over that in the text?

    Thank you for the good tips and suggestions! Greetings from Heidi


    • Hello Heidi,

      I am glad to read from you,

      thx for your message.

      Be sure to try the lemon tart, I only made it recently and it tastes really delicious!

      Kind regards and good luck!