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mimi's sand tarts

Recipe by
Jean Goss
Beaumont, TX

These little jewels were a staple for any holiday that came around, they did not last long at our house!

yield 54 small cookies
prep time 1 Hr 30 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For mimi's sand tarts

  • 1 c
  • 3/4 c
    confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 c
    chopped nuts
  • powdered sugar for dusting

How To Make mimi's sand tarts

  • 1
    Beat butter till light and fluffy. Blend in the sugar and vanilla.
  • 2
    Add the flour and mix just until blended. Stir in the chopped nuts. (It will appear crumbly but will come together when rolled into balls)
  • 3
    Roll into a ball and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least an hour.
  • 4
    Remove and shape into 1/2 inch small balls, placing them on ungreased parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake 20-25 minutes in preheated oven at 325 until lightly browned. Cool slightly.
  • 5
    Sift powdered sugar into a bowl. While still warm, gently toss the cookies until coated. Let them set, then toss again in the powdered sugar. This can also be done in large plastic Ziploc bag. Keep tossing until they are totally powdered over. Enjoy...

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