Grandmom's Sand Tarts

Grandmom's Sand Tarts


"My Grandmother didn't have much money. She was widowed young and she had seven children, so at Christmas she would make these cookies and give each family a box. These cookies are a very fond memory for me. I now make them for my Grandchildren."


8 h 30 m servings 178 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 72 servings



  • Calories:
  • 178 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 11.5 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.1g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 79 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cream the butter, sugar and eggs together. Add just enough flour to stiffen. Dough should be slightly sticky. Place dough in the refrigerator and let chill overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a very small bowl combine the egg white and the milk. Set aside.
  3. Remove small amount of dough from the refrigerator and on a lightly floured surface roll it out very thin. Cut out rounds with a biscuit cutter or drinking glass dipped in flour. Place cookies on a cookie sheet and paint the top with the egg white mixture. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, and top with a pecan half. Repeat until all the dough is used up.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 minutes and the edges are slightly browned. Watch these cookies closely for they burn very easily.
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  1. 10 Ratings


We have changed this recipe to include more flour. The original submission did not specify an amount, and we believe the amount originally stated was not enough.

This was a good recipe. My family really enjoyed them. We will add it to our family favorites! Thanks for sharing such a treasure.

Thanks Patty, for this truly authentic Sand Tart Cookie recipe. This wafer thin gem is one of the joys of Christmas! I roll them out on a slab of marble that used to be the top of an end tabl...

My grandmother would tell you that you should see light thru the cookie. I have made these for years. They are a wonderful holiday tradition. I have never met anyone who could eat just one. ...

I'm not sure what happened here, but these did not work out too well. When you say that you get a "sticky dough" mine was more like cake batter. I thought I did something wrong and added more fl...

It was sticky mess added flour but the tasted like flour then..nothing like my grandma made.

We use a slightly different recipe (different proportions) and we generally make these at Christmas time so we use Christmas shaped cookie cutters and decorate with colored sprinkles/sugar. We d...

Best recipe ! Nice fluffy melt in your mouth perfect .