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Sand Tarts Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Nancy Russell
Added: Tuesday, April 21, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 eggs at room temperature
2 1/2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
Beaten egg
Finely chopped peanuts and/or jimmies

Directions:
Directions:
Mix butter and sugar together. Add eggs, flour, baking powder and salt. Mix just until blended. Chill dough before rolling. Roll to 1/8" thickness, if possible. Use your favorite cookie cutters. Place cookies on greased cookie sheet. Brush with beaten egg and decorate. Cookies are more authentic if peanuts are used for decoration, but jimmies or colored sugar are fine too. Bake at 350 for 10 to 12 minutes. Watch closely!! They should not get too brown
Hints: If not using a stand mixer it may be easier to mix sugar and butter with your hands. When rolling out cookies use flour on the rolling surface and some on your rolling pin. Be careful to to incorporate too much extra flour. These cookies are best if the are short.

 

 

 

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