Sand Drop Tarts
My Absolute Favorite Cookies
Sand drop tarts became my favorite cookie the first time I tried them just 3 years ago. They are so chewy and have a not too sweet, buttery taste. It's best to use more than one baking pan so that you can bake some while others are are cooling. I will put pictures on here the next time I am able to make them.
Now I haven't made these in over a year, so I am doing this more from memory than anything else. You may have to chill the dough before baking. If so, chill for 3 hours before baking.
- 1 c butter or margarine (softened)
- 2 1/2 c flour
- 2 c sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 beaten egg (or just beaten egg white)
- 1/4 c sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 375o.
- In a large bowl mix together the butter, flour, 2 c sugar, 2 eggs, and the extract.
- In a small bowl mix the remaining sugar and cinnamon together. Set aside.
- Roll dough into balls and place on ungreased baking pan.
- Take a fork and mix through the beaten egg and use it to press gently against the balls to make a criss-cross imprint on the cookies. You may choose to just brush the egg across the cookies.
- Then sprinkle each with the sugar and cinnamon.
- Bake until just the edges start to turn the lightest shade of brown.
- Remove the cookies and allow to cool on the baking pan.
My Results With This Recipe
Ok; so maybe there were plenty of times that the cookies never made it out of the kitchen. (I thought they were awesome!) Every one that I made them for seemed to think that they were great. I worked at a convenience store at the time, and was constantly bringing several large bowls of cookies into work for my customers. Both bowls would be empty before the end of my shift.
I have been told that lemon extract would be very good to use for them as well. I am thinking about trying it like that the next time I am able to make them. If you try anything different with the recipe please let me know about it and your results. I always like to try different things or make improvements if necessary.