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Sand Tarts

Hands-on time 20 mins
Total time 50 mins
Yield Makes about 3 dozen
Serve these savory pecan sandies with tea or on a cheese plate.


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Vegetable cooking spray

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Beat butter and powdered sugar at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer 3 to 4 minutes or until fluffy. Stir together flour, baking powder, and kosher salt. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating until blended. Stir in pecans and vanilla. Lightly grease baking sheets with vegetable cooking spray. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets; flatten slightly. Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets 5 minutes; transfer to wire racks.
River Road Recipes, Junior League of Baton Rouge, copyright 1959.