Caramel Sand Tarts

Rolled and Sliced Cookies
Christmas Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pecan halves.

Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add brown sugar, beating well. Add egg and vanilla; mix until well blended.

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixing bowl; add to creamed mixture. mixing well. Cover and chill 1 to 2 hours.

Roll dough to 1/8 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface; cut with a 2 1/2 inch round cutter. Brush each cookie lightly with egg white. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle lightly over cookies. Place cookies 2 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheets; gently press a pecan half in center of each. Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in airtight containers.

Yield: 2 1/2 dozen.


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