Sandtarts

Dec. 14th, 2008 06:07 pm
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Every year, we make these cookies. They're a variant on sugar cookies. It's an old Pennsylvania Dutch recipe that exists in a few variations--this particular one is my great-Grandmother's. They're delicious, but take a little time to make due to the decorating.

4 egg yolks or 2 eggs
6 oz (1.5 sticks) butter
2 C sugar
1 t baking soda
4 C flour
2 T sour milk

350˚ 10 min

Make the sour milk by adding 1/2 t vinegar to the 2 T milk.

1. Cream the butter
2. Add in the sugar
3. Mix the soda into the milk
4. Beat the eggs into the butter-sugar mixture
5. Alternate adding the flour and milk
6. Roll out super thin (really, really thin), cut with desired cookie cutters, and brush with egg yolk. (Be careful to not handle the dough too much, or it will become too tough.)
7. Decorate! We use cinnamon sugar, raisins, chocolate chips, red hots, nuts, and various sprinkles.
8. Bake at 350˚ for 10 min

Makes a lot of cookies--more than 7 dozen, but I'm not sure how many more.

Hope everyone's having a good week!

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