I have been making these since first published. My daughter asks for them every year. They are easy and delicious. Depending on size, they sometimes take more than 12-14minutes. I think one year I even made them round, and they were just wonderful. They are similar to wedding cookies.
Sand tarts –delicate, crescent-shaped cookies covered in powdered sugar–are a Christmas tradition in many parts of the country.
Yield: 3 dozen
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon ice water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup finely chopped pecans
- Powdered sugar
- Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add flour and next 4 ingredients, beating well. Stir in pecans.
- Roll dough into 1-inch balls; roll out to 3-inch logs. Shape into crescents, and place on ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake at 350° for 12 to 14 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely on wire racks. Dredge cookies in powdered sugar.
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