Friday, December 26, 2008

Gail's Sand Tarts

Prep: 20 minutes + baking time
Serves: 3 dozen 1-1/2" cookies

1 cup sweet cream butter (do not use margarine or unsalted butter)
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 teastpoon salt
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans, frozen

Set butter our to soften, or soften in microwave (do not melt it). Cream the butter and add sugar. Then add salt and vanilla. Stir until creamy. Add the 2 cups of flour. (You may need to use your hands to get the flour completely mixed in.) Add the frozen chopped pecans and mix together. Chill the dough in the refrigerator if too soft to shape.

Roll dough into balls or small crescent shapes. Bake for 20-30 minutes at 325 degrees on baking stone or ungreased cookie sheet.

Optional: Roll cookies in powdered sugar while just warm or dust with powdered sugar.

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