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Sand tarts –delicate, crescent-shaped cookies covered in powdered sugar–are a Christmas tradition in many parts of the country. 

Chappy Hardy, New Orleans, Louisiana
Recipe by Southern Living December 2000

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Yield:
3 dozen
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add flour and next 4 ingredients, beating well. Stir in pecans.

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  • 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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