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RECIPE AND PHOTO SUBMITTED BY Rosetta Sperring
Another Christms cookie called Sand Tarts. Lots of versions of this cookie, most popular up north in the Amish areas. I see this cookie in most Amish cookbooks. It’s one of my boyfriends favorties. He used to watch his grandmother make these as a young boy. She would press the nut in the center after they come out of the oven, but I prefer to bake the nut in the cookie, they don’t fall out of the cookie as easy, and the nut gets toasted this way. Grannies do have their own way…I know, I’m a granny! lol
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2 cups sugar

2 Tablespoons milk

1 pound (4 sticks) margarine  (Blue Bonnet)

2 eggs

4 cups pre-sifted all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons soda

Walnuts for placing in center of cookie

 

Directions:

 

Cream butter and sugar until light and creamy.  Add eggs one at time beating well after each addition.  Add vanilla.

Sift flour and soda together and add to creamed mixture alternately with milk well.

Decorate with sugars and then place a nut piece in center of each cookie.

Bake at 350 for 12 minutes.

You can freeze in a roll and then slice thin to bake, or use a cookie scoop and drop cookies.

You can put cinnamon on top or sprinkle with colored sugars.

Make sure you bake them till they are crispy, if you take them out of the oven too soon they will be too soft, you want them crispy.  I bake them for 12 minutes exactly, but each oven varies.

 

 

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