"It's the company, not the cooking, that makes the meal!" ~Perilee 
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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Sand-Dollar Cookies

These tender and chewy cookies are requested by my Quin frequently. Maybe its because he dreams of going to the beach one day, and these cute little cookies are about as close as he is going to get to his beaching anytime soon. These would be a great cookie to serve at a beach themed gathering. We have the Friend magazine (July 2009) to thank for this cookie recipe.

Sand-Dollar Cookies
1 cup margarine or butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup milk
3 3/4 cup flour (I use 4 cups plus some. I think the dough is to runny without it)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
Slivered almonds
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, mixed with 3 Tablespoons

Mix the margarine and sugar together in a mixing bowl until creamy. Add the eggs, vanilla, and milk, and mix until smooth.
In another bowl, mix the flour, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Add the flour mixture to the margarine mixture. Mix well.
Roll dough into small balls and place them on a cookie sheet. Dip the bottom of a drinking glass in four, and use it to press the balls of dough into circles about 1/4 inch think. Press 5 slivered almonds on each cookie so the look like sand dollars. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
Bake the cookies at 375 degrees for 7-10 minutes.

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