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Grandmas Sand Tarts

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Serves 40 - 50 dozen | Prep Time 10 minutes | Cook Time 6 - 10 minutes


1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 teaspoons water
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon orange extract - the wow ingredient

blend butter, water, eggs, sugar, vanilla and orange extract

add baking powder, and flour

blend in mixer or by hand until dough is smooth

refrigerate for 45 minutes

roll out small amounts of dough on a floured surface

use cookie cutters to cut out shapes

place on a sheet pan with parchment paper

brush the top of the cookies with a little egg wash

sprinkle on decorations on top of cookies (colored sugars, cinnamon, walnuts, etc)

bake at 350 for aprox 7 - 10 minutes until edges are lightly brown

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This is the only sand tarts we have ever made. The recipes I have seen at other places are all missing the final ingredient in this recipe.

This final ingredient makes all the difference.

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