30 November 2011

Christmas Sand Tarts

2 1/2 Cups Flour
1 Cup Sugar
1/2 Stick of Butter
1/4 Cup Shortening
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda

Mix above ingredients , then in another bowl mix...

1 Egg, slightly beaten
1 tsp Light corn syrup
1 tsp Vanilla
1/2 Cup Buttermilk
Make a well in dry ingredients then mix in liquids. CHILL OVERNIGHT. very important.

Use lots of flour- will be sticky. Roll dough thin and use cookie cutters to cut out cookies. Use spatula to movie cookie onto cookie sheet. Make Egg wash (1 egg, 1 TLB water) and lightly brush on cookies. No puddles! Sprinkle sugars, decorations, sugar/cinnamon mix (whatever you want) on cookies. Bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes. Don't re-roll scraps more than 2 times or cookie will turn out tough.
*We used what seemed to be a ton of flour, and don't roll out cookie dough too thin.
My big helper!


  1. These sound like a great Christmas fun family activity!! My son loves to be in the kitchen with me and he would have tons of fun with these!! Can't wait to make them this year!!