Grandma Paul's Sand Tarts

Total Time:
2 hr
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
1 hr 40 min

Yield:
2 1/2 dozen
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, plus more for coating cookies
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting hands
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, (very small pieces)
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 270 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

  • Using an electric mixer at low speed, cream the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the vanilla. At low speed gradually add the flour. Mix in the pecans with a spatula.

  • With floured hands, take out about 1-tablespoon of dough and shape it into crescent. Place the cookies 1-inch apart on the prepared cookie sheets. Cook's Note: Continue to dust your hands with flour as you make more cookies.

  • Bake for 40 minutes. Dust with additional confectioners' sugar while still warm. Cool completely on wire racks and store in airtight containers.


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