after making today's cookie I had to turn to Google to find out more about these light, flavorful concoctions!
Had never heard, nor obviously attempted, to bake a "sandie".
Yes, I have been living under a rock.
This delicious shortbread will definitely find its way back into my oven again. :)
1 C butter
1/2 C powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond extract
2 C All-Purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 C pecans, crushed, chopped
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In a bowl, beat butter until creamy; then beat in sugar, vanilla and almond extracts until fluffy. Mix in flour, salt and 1/2 C nuts until blended.
With floured hands, form dough into 1" balls. Roll balls in remaining nuts; place 1 1/2" apart on light greased baking sheets. Flatten with fork tines dipped in flour to 1 1/2-2" across.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly brown.
Yields appx. 2 1/2 dozen.