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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sand Tarts

I make Sand Tarts and give them as gifts to my friends at Christmas.  The recipe for Sand Tarts came from my sister-in-law, Angie.  She made them for Brent and Joy's Wedding Reception.  It was the day after the wedding before I actually tried the Sand Tarts and they melt in your mouth.  They are very delicate and you have to handle them carefully.  I always put them in a tin nestled in tissue paper when giving as a gift.  They are probably my favorite Christmas cookie!  It's just hard to choose only one favorite.  Do you have that problem, too?

                                                           Sand Tarts

1 cup Land O Lakes Real Butter
1/4 cup confectionate sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. cold water
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped pecans

Cream butter and sugar.  Add vanilla and cold water.  Add flour and mix well.  Stir in chopped pecans.  Shape into small balls and flatten slightly.  You can shape them round or crescent shaped. 

Bake at 325 degrees for 18 min.

Allow to cool for 5 min. and then roll gently in confectionate sugar.  Place on a plate for serving or in an airtight container

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