Sand Tarts With Cinnamon and Nut Topping

Sand Tarts With Cinnamon and Pecans
Diana Rattray
  • 3 hrs 18 mins
  • Prep: 3 hrs 10 mins,
  • Cook: 8 mins
  • Yield: 30 servings

Sand tarts cookies with cinnamon, almonds, vanilla, eggs, butter, sugar, and other ingredients. I used pecans to decorate the sand tarts pictured.

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs (separated)
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (6 3/4 ounces)
  • 15 unblanched almonds (split, or 30 pecan halves)
  • For the Cinnamon Sugar:
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

How to Make It

  1. In a mixing bowl with an electric mixer, beat the butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolks, milk, and flavoring and beat until well blended.
  2. In another bowl, combine the salt, baking powder, and flour; stir to blend. Add the dry ingredients to the first mixture and blend well.
  3. Chill the dough for at least 3 hours.
  4. Heat the oven to 375 F (190 C/Gas 5).
  5. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or spray with baking spray.
  1. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough to between 1/8 to 1/4-inch in thickness.
  2. Cut with cookie cutters.
  3. Carefully transfer the cut-outs to the prepared baking sheets; put a split almond or pecan half on each cookie.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar with the cinnamon.
  5. Brush the nut-topped cookies with the unbeaten egg whites, and then sprinkle lightly with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  6. Bake the cookies for about 8 minutes. Makes about 30 cookies.


Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 471
Total Fat 44 g
Saturated Fat 6 g
Unsaturated Fat 24 g
Cholesterol 38 mg
Sodium 118 mg
Carbohydrates 19 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Protein 7 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)