Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Best Sandtart Recipe Ever!

I have a weakness for rich, decadent desserts.  I have never understood magazines that featured 'Recipe Makeovers' where they take something completely amazing & try to put a healthy spin on it.  

Sometimes you just gotta make it like it was meant to be...and then hopefully exercise some degree of self-control and moderation in eating.

This is a Christmas cookie recipe that will challenge you in the area of self control.  It is probably one of my all-time favorite cookie recipes.  I got it from a lady I used to work with years ago.  The employees would make a batch of their favorite cookies to share with their coworkers & we compiled the recipes for those cookies into a booklet.

Here is the recipe for (The Best Ever) Drop Sandtarts...

1 cup butter (no substitutes)
1 cup margarine (I have a thing about margarine, so I just go ahead & substitute real butter)
2 cups sugar
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla

Mix well.  Chill dough.  Roll into small balls and flatten with a juice glass.  Oil bottomof glass and dip in cinnamon-sugar mixture or use a cookie schoop and flatten a little with your fingers.  Decorate with nuts or your choice of sprinkles.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 8-10 minutes.  Cool slightly before removing from cookie sheet.  Keep dough well chilled or it will stick to your hands when forming balls.  Covered dough can be refrigerated for a few days.


Linking up to cookie exchange at Finding Joy...
finding joy | Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap


  1. These sound really good. I don't do margarine so I am glad you can sub. it. I will be linking up with Rachel too.

  2. Hi Karen - I've never even heard of a "sandtart" before but from the sound of this recipe, they sure look decadent - YUM!

    Thanks for your nice comments @ my card photos - getting a great shot of 2 girls is a world apart from 4 boys - you've definitely got some tough odds!! But I have to say, the family photo I see here of all 6 of you is fantastic, I LOVE it!! The "family" photo is where I seriously lack - lucky you to have such a good one ;-)

  3. Wow- it sounds a lot like the butter cookies I make.
    I use basically the same ingredients, just different amounts!
    I can't believe I've never heard the name sandtart before.
    I am so going to try these.
    thanks for the recipe!

  4. Any recipe where you can't substitute butter is bound to be good. Thanks for posting. I jumped over from Rachel's and now I have to many cookies to bake!


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