Sand Tarts: Just 5 Ingredients in This Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookie Recipe by Donna John

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8 months ago
Sand Tarts: Just 5 Ingredients in This Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookie Recipe

There are lot of cookies that remind me of my grandma. This sand tart recipe tops the list. A Christmas didn't go by without these delicate cookies being displayed on Grandma's red glass tray. She made them crescent shaped, but ball shaped taste (almost) as good. 

You'll need:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon powdered sugar (plus additional for rolling)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Here's how to make them:

  1. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Stir in the vanilla, flour and chopped pecans. Mix until just combined. 
  2. Shape dough into crescent or ball shapes. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 10 minutes, or until bottoms are beginning to get light brown.
  4. Remove and immediately roll in powdered sugar. Cool. 

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Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Oh, Donna John , these cookies remind me of my grandma, too. She made these all the time. Thank you for the recipe!
Donna John
Yes, they bring back lots of memories for me. Love how food does that. Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Tiffany Zook
My dads favorite, I’m going to make and ship! Thanks for the recipe!
Meredith Schneider
Mmmmm Donna John! Nothing better than cookies that melt in your mouth!
Diane Macera Rodriguez
In our Italian family we called them Butter Balls! Mmmm! Delicious memories for sure!
Donna John
Butter balls? Love that. Never heard them called that before. They are delicious. Diane Macera Rodriguez

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