Gingerbread Pop Tarts
Updated: Dec 12, 2022
Servings: 6-9 poptarts
Store bought pie crust
1/2 - 1 cup of your favorite flavor of jam
1 egg (whisked for egg wash)
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3-5 Tbsp. water
brown & red food dye
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper then set aside.
Cut out as many gingerbread shapes as you can. Feel free to reroll the scraps until the dough is all used up.
Place the gingerbread shapes onto the prepared cookie sheet about 2" apart. Fill the center of the gingerbread men with your favorite flavor of jam. Place about 1- 1 1/2 Tbsp. of ja in each one. Spread the jam around making sure to leave about 1/4" of room around the entire perimeter.
Brush the perimeter of the gingerbread man with the whisked egg.
Place another layer of dough on top of the filled gingerbread men to cover up the jam. Try your best to line it up evenly with the one underneath.
Use a fork to seal the edges shut. Then poke two sets of fork holes on the top of each one.
Brush the top of each one with the remaining egg wash.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
While they bake, you can prepare the icing. Whisk tougher the powdered sugar and 1 Tbsp. of water at a time until you reach a nice consistency. Use the video as reference to see what mine looked like. You don't want it too thin or it will run over the sides.
Keep about 2 Tbsp. of icing white then dye about 2 Tbsp. of icing red, another 2 Tbsp. dark brown, and the rest a light brown.
Once the pop tarts are out of the oven and cooled, spoon and spread the light brown icing on top of the entire surface. Let this sit for about 10-15 minutes to set before piping on the designs.
Using the white icing, pipe squiggles on the arms and legs of the gingerbread. Use the red for buttons and the dark brown for the eyes and mouth.