Sand Tarts & A Very Merry Christmas

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This post has a little art. My little Christmas badger and a recipe from my childhood. My mom made all sorts of wonderful cookies, candies and food at Christmas time. One of my favorite memories is baking with her. Thumbprints, divinity, fudge, popcorn balls, sugar cookies… these cookies were handed down from her mother and yesterday we made them together for the first time in years. I hope everyone has a very merry Christmas.

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Sand Tarts

INGREDIENTS

2 sticks of unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 Cups confectioner’s sugar
2 eggs
1 egg white, slightly beaten
2 cups all purpose flour, sifted
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
cinnamon sugar mix for sprinkling
1/4 Cup pecan pieces

DIRECTIONS

  • Mix confectioner’s sugar into the butter until well blended (I used the paddle attachment on the mixer)
  • Stir flour into butter/sugar mixture and blend
  • Round dough into a ball and place in bowl, chill overnight
  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Divide dough and roll into logs, wrap in wax paper
  • Slice thin, about 3/16th inch (keep in refrigerator in between baking)
  • Place on a non stick baking sheet
  • Brush lightly with beaten egg white
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mix
  • Garnish with pecan piece
  • Bake for about 11 minutes
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