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Sand Dollar Cookies Recipe
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Sand Dollar Cookies Recipe

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Relates Michelle Duncan of Callaway, Florida, "When the military relocated our family, my children had never lived near the beach before. I came up with this special treat with a beach theme--it made our move more fun!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 18 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons almond extract
  • 2-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • Slivered almonds and cinnamon-sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 240 calories, 16 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 227 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, General Number g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in extract. Combine the flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Divide dough in half. Shape each into a disk; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm enough to roll.
  2. Preheat oven to 325°. Roll each portion of dough between waxed paper to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a 3-1/2-in. round cookie cutter dipped in flour. Using a floured spatula, place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Brush with egg. Decorate with almonds and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar.
  3. Bake 12-16 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Sand Dollar Cookies in Taste of Home June/July 2005, p57

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 240 calories, 16 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 227 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, General Number g fiber, 3 g protein.

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