Meg’s Mom’s Sand Tart Cookies

Bumping this seasonal recipe to the top! It’s cookie baking season!

My Grandmas' Recipes

My mom has made these thin, crispy cut-outs at Christmas for as long as I can remember. The same treats could be found at both Grandma Sara and Grandma Losch’s homes in December each year. When I married, I discovered that my mother-in-law also makes the same recipe each year! Must be a Pennsylvania thing.

Make the dough ahead of time, and you might as well go ahead and make two batches because once you bake them, these cookies go fast. In fact, the trick with these is really in the hiding: The earlier in December you bake them, the better you have to hide them from the children and men (mostly, the men).

These are a lot of work, what with all the rolling, cutting, decorating (andhiding), and they bake fast, so once you start putting them in the oven, you’re going to get a good…

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