Easy Sand Tarts

Crisp and sugary. An unusual frosting method.
Easy Sand Tarts
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Ingredients

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2 cups Plain flour
1 cup Butter unsalted, softned
3/4 cup Powdered sugar
1 cup Walnuts chopped
1 tsp Vanilla extract

Nutritional information

153
Calories
11g
Fat
12.5g
Carbohydrates
1.9g
Protein
20mg
Cholesterol
1mg
Sodium
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    Crisp and sugary, these Sand Tarts are a lovely little baked treat I recommend you try next time you’re in the kitchen. Sunday afternoon is baking time in the Mathuse house! I keep an eye out for new recipes during the week and save up the most interesting ones for the weekend. After Sunday lunch, when the kids are out and my husband is napping on the sofa, I turn on the oven and get baking! Last weekend I made sand tarts for the first time.

    These Amish Cookies use an unusual frosting method. The cookies are rolled in confectioners’ sugar while they are still warm and then popped straight into a plastic bag, which creates steam and makes the sugar melt over the cookies, creating a kind of frosting. Unique and very delicious!

    To make Sand Tarts, you will need the following ingredients:

    Sand Tarts-How to make Sand Tarts-Easy Sand Tarts

    So, how to make Sand Tarts?

    Steps

    1
    Done
    1

    Cream the butter

    In a large bowl, cream the butter until smooth.

    2
    Done
    1

    Beat in the sugar and vanilla

    Beat in 2/4 cup of powdered sugar and the vanilla extract.

    3
    Done
    1

    Combine the flour

    Add the flour and gently fold in until just combined.

    4
    Done
    1

    Add the nuts

    Mix in the nuts.

    5
    Done
    1h

    Chill the dough

    Form the dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Place in the refrigerator and chill for about an hour.

    6
    Done
    1

    Heat the oven and prepare a baking tray

    Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line baking trays with parchment paper.

    7
    Done
    5

    Shape the dough

    Take teaspoonfuls of the dough and shape into 1 inch balls. Place them at 1-inch intervals on the baking trays.

    8
    Done
    25

    Bake the cookies

    Bake the cookies until turning golden and firm to the touch, about 25 minutes.

    9
    Done
    1

    Sugar the cookies

    Tip the remaining powdered sugar into a bowl. While the cookies are still warm from the oven, roll them carefully in the powdered sugar until coated.

    10
    Done
    5

    Warm the sugar to form an icing

    Place the cookies immediately into a plastic freezer bag and seal them inside. Leave them in the bag for 5 minutes, so that the powdered sugar melts and forms an icing.

    11
    Done
    30

    Cool

    Remove the cookies from the bag and leave to cool.

    Next time you’re in the mood for baking, get baking these Sand Tarts! Light and sweet, the whole family will enjoy them. Let me know how you get on with this recipe in the comments section below!

    Lilly is an enthusiastic and cheerful young mom. She knows as well as any parent that children can be really picky when it comes to food. And she’s had plenty of experience trying to cook meals that are both tasty and nutritious, and able to satisfy the tastes of a fussy kid right away! To save you some precious time, Lilly’s going to share with you all the tricks she learned the hard way, so you don’t have to! She has a wealth of recipes for quick and easy meals for kids and families on a budget.

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    Not bad for the first time! Very good! Verified.

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