mini tarts shells baked in molds that resemble baskets

Mini Tart Shells (Korzinki)

Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 81 Baskets
Author: Alyona's Cooking
Mini tart shells are Russian Basket Pastries called Korzinki. These crisp shortbread cookie shells hold jam and a dulce de leche cream that makes them resemble mini baskets. The perfect dessert to grab and go! 


Mini Tart Shells:

  • 2 sticks butter softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda dissolved in 1 tsp vinegar
  • 8 TBSP mayonnaise


  • Strawberry Jam
  • 16 oz Cool Whip
  • 15 oz dulce de leche


How to make Mini Tart Shells (Korzinki):

  • In a large bowl beat the butter and sugar. Add in the eggs, mayo, baking soda mixture and cornstarch. Slowly beat in the flour and finish kneading the dough by hand until a thick dough forms.
  • tart shells cookie dough molded into tins
    Shape a heaping teaspoon full of dough into balls and place into tart tins. Mold into tins going up the sides and breaking off any excess dough.
  • Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 25 minutes or until nicely browned. Cool.
  • TO MAKE CREAM: Beat the cool whip for 1 minute. Add half of the dulce de leche and beat well, slowly beating in the remaining dulce de leche by heaping tablespoons. Beat until thick and creamy (1-2 minutes.)
  • Place 1/2 teaspoon of jam onto the bottom shell and frost with a large piping tip Keep Refrigerated.


  • Store unfilled shells for up-to 2 weeks in an airtight container or freeze.
  • I used a Wilton 1M tip.
  • Use a thick jam to prevent sogginess to the crust. 

Nutrition per serving

Serving: 1tart shell fillingCalories: 56kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 22mgPotassium: 14mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 17IUCalcium: 8mgIron: 1mg