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Friday, February 26, 2010

Grandma Paul's Sand Tarts - delicious cookies - similar to Mexican wedding cookies

Grandma Paul's Sand Tarts is a cookie recipe that was given to me by a co-worker, Lynn Parsons. Thank you, Lynn!

You need:

1 cup butter

1/2 cup confectioners sugar, plus more for coating cookies

1 tsp vanilla

1 3/4 cup flour, plus more for dusting hands

1 cup chopped pecans (very small pieces)

Preheat your oven to 270 degrees, line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

cream buter and sugar till smooth, add vanilla and beat in, at low speed add flour.

mix in pecans with a spatula.

With floured hands, take out about 1 tablespoon of dough and shape it onto a crescent. Place the cookies 1 inch apart on the prepared cookie sheets. Cooks note: continue to dust your hands with flour as you make more cookies.

Bake for 40 minutes. Dust with additional confectioners' sugar while still warm. Cool completely on wire racks and store in airtight containers.

Happy Baking!!

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