Grandma Paul’s Sand Tarts

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Grandma Paul’s Sand Tarts Grandma Paul’s Sand Tarts


Servings: 2 1/2 dozen
Cook Time: 1 hour 40 min
Difficulty: Easy

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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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HI PAULA LOVE YOU AND HEADS UP YOU ARE ONE OF A KIND GOD BLESS LOLA

By Anonymous on January 02, 2014

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HI, PAULA: MY SWEET MOTHER AND I USED TO LOVE MAKEING THESE FOR WEDDING RECEPTIONS AND CHRISTMAS. I NOW HAVE A NUT/PEANUT ALLERGY SO, SADLY, CAN'T HAVE ANY NUTS. COULD I SUBSTITUTE SESAME SEEDS OR SOMETHING ELSE? UNFORTUNATELY, MOST NUTS ARE PROCESSED ON TREE NUT EQUIPMENT. YOU'RE THE BEST-HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE BOOK SIGNING ON NOV. 11!

By LAUREN LORENTZSON on October 04, 2013

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I used to make these cookies for my son in law and grand kids they just love it.

By Anonymous on December 28, 2012

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My grandmother and I used to bake every Christmas. We made a 5# recipe for Sand Tarts which she rolled out and decorated for Christmas gifts. Thanks for the recipe since I did not have one for her cookies.

By jada on December 19, 2012

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I'm confused, what makes them tart? These are basically mexican wedding cookies. Was hoping for a "tart" powdered cookie.

By Maria on December 11, 2012

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I have made these for many years. It is impossible to have some left after Christmas. Last year (because my son cannot tolerate wheat) I made mine with oat flour. Everyone who eats my cookies noticed a difference. My daughter especialy loves them and she did a loud "wow" when she ate one. Try it some times. Your show is fun and recipes great. ps Would love tohave known Grandma Paul. I actually found my recipe from Helen Corbitt. (Wonder where she got it.)

By RG on December 06, 2012

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Hi Cecy, The 40 min. cook time is correct. The 1 hour 40 minutes includes prep and cooling time. Happy Baking!

By Jonathan Able on March 23, 2012

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I'm wanting to make these cookies; however I'm a bit confused. The recipe states that cook time is 1 hour and 40 minutes, yet the directions say to bake for 40 minutes at 270 degrees. Which is correct 1 hour and 40 minutes or 40 minutes. Thank you for setting me straight.

By Cecy Hobbs on January 28, 2012

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Paula- My grandmother made these cookies every Christmas. Brings Back memories. Love ya girl.....

By donna on January 16, 2012

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Dearest Santa, please forgive me for eating all of these pecan tart cookies. I truly tried to save them for you. They just kept calling my name along with the gallon of milk in the fridge. Oh they were so tender, buttery and melt in your mouth delicious! Addictive! Maybe next year big guy!

By DeDe in Guthrie on December 23, 2011

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This is a similar recipe to one our family has been using for generations. We use almonds instead of pecans and they're called Viennese Crescent Cookies. We also use granulated sugar but the premise is the same. I'm really enjoying collecting all these recipes from you! Thank you and God Bless you for all you do!

By Kathy Manning on December 20, 2011

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Thanks for all the great and easy baking recipes you have given me. They are all winners.

By Helen Kotula on June 28, 2011

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Love your recipes and love your beautiful family!

By Dorisann Miller on April 06, 2011

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Ilove love love these cookies

By Janetdev on February 01, 2011

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These are the most scrumptious absolute best thing created. Paula, you've out done yourself honey. This is my most favorite cookie of all time.

By Diane on January 20, 2011

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Sounds great

By Jane Turlington on December 19, 2010

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paula is the best great personality, great laugh, picks up pepole spirits, down to earth should be more people on earth like bher god bless!

By donna s. on December 16, 2010

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Hi Paula, Iam of Italian and Creole desent. My Italian grandmother made these exact cookies and we called them coocoons. They are a tradition to be placed on the weeding cake table at all Italian weddings. Iam also trying to find a recepie for a cookie that we called hay stacks. Do you have one by any chance? Love your show, and happy holidays to you and your family Mike

By Mike on December 13, 2010

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For years I searched for my mothers pecan sandies cookie recipe. I read every cookbook available. Last night my husbaand said that Paula had a cookie swap on television and I watched it and lo and behold my mothers pecan sandies were Grandma Paul's sand tarts. Thank you Paula, you helped me to get back a lost recipe of my mothers. Merry Christmas.

By Anonymous on December 08, 2010

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Fabulous. Best I ever tasted. 5 Adelle Shemwell Bryant, AR

By Anonymous on January 27, 2010

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