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Spanish Sand Cookies


Buttery cutout cookies dusted with a cinnamon sugar topping.

Makes about 36

For the cookies:
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt

For the topping:
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Sift together the flour, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and salt; add to the creamed mixture, mixing well. Gather the dough together and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate at least 1 hour for easier rolling. Preheat oven to 375 F. Roll out the dough between sheets of lightly floured plastic wrap to about 1/3-inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters and place on ungreased baking sheets. Combine the sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over the top of the cookies and bake 12 to 15 minutes, until light golden. Transfer to wire racks to cool.

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Reviews of Spanish Sand Cookies:

1-4 of 4 reviews  

  Sandy in Houston  Dec 9, 2013
Would make this again.
Delicious, the cardamom makes the flavor interesting. The waiting is the hardest part ;) 4 stars

  A cookie baker in boo  Dec 15, 2012
Would make this again.
love IT!!!!!!!!!!!!:))) 5 stars

  Shannon in Texas  Dec 12, 2011
Would make this again.
We made these for a Christmas Around the World project for our Homeschool Co-Op! They are so good! It's really important to refrigerate them! I rolled them out on a floured counter and floured the top of the dough too....flour is your friend with these cookies. We used 1/4 tsp Cinnamon and 1/4 tsp nutmeg in place of the cardamom. Found that tip on a website and it worked beautifully. Of course I wouldn't know cardamom if I had it! Will make these again! 5 stars

  Marilyn in innipeg, Canada  Nov 27, 2010
Would make this again.
This dough is very rich; I could not roll it out well between the plastic Perhaps it needs to be refrigerated for quite a while. I did so for 2 hours/ 4 stars

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