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Ever have sand tarts???

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Ever have sand tarts???

lynnlato | Dec 6, 2009 11:43 AM

I did a search on here recently for sand tarts and I was surprised that I found nothing. It got me thinking about these lovely thin little cookies my grandmother & mother always made during the holidays. I did a search online and learned they are a Pennsylvania Dutch tradition (we're from PA).

After thanksgiving, mom always rolled out her card table into the kitchen and set up her sand tart shop. It was a laborous process to make these very thin cookies and they had to be handled ever so gently because they were so fragile. They were simple in appearance - thin, egg wash glaze, cinnamon sugar, and a single pecan on top - but so delicious. The thinner the better, mom always said, and I can remember her raising an eyebrow at others tarts that were too thick. Ha!

Just curious who is familiar with these holiday treats and how your family prepares them. I found on youtube a video of a family making them and they sprinkled theres with different colored sprinkles - something I rarely saw (occasionally someone would do red & green).

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