I'm looking for a good sandie cookie recipe, the flaky, rolled-in-powdered sugar yummy kind. I know you cookie experts have some amazing tried and true recipes!
Are you talking about a Mexican Wedding cookie? I've had Sandies, but they weren't rolled in PS. I guess they're basically the same recipe.
Of course, it could be a regional thing. My grandmother made peanut butter balls; I'd never heard them called buckeyes until a few years ago.
Honey, Maybe I don't know the name of them, I thought they were sandies. I think they are usually shaped like a crescent, rolled in PS.
Those aren't sandies. Sandie's have a somewhat dry texture (hence the name). The cookies you want have ground nuts, a melt-in-the-mouth texture and can be either rolled in balls or made into crescents. Rolled in pwd sugar!
You're right, chutzpah...do you know the name so I can find a recipe? I made some shortbread balls and rolled in PS. Thought that might work...No, they were too hard.
Here is my grandmother's recipe for Russian Tea Balls. We have made these every Christmas for as long as I can remember. I think this is probably th standard recipe. Other names I have heard are Russian Tea Cakes, Mexican Wedding Cookies, and Snowballs. Enjoy!
Russian Tea Balls
1 lb Butter
4 1/2 cups Flour
1 cup Powdered Sugar
2 Tbl Vanilla
1 1/2 cups Walnuts, ground
Preheat oven to 375.
Cream butter, sugar, vanilla.
Add flour; mix
Add nuts; mix.
Roll into balls.
Bake on ungreased cookie sheet until golden brown (about 10 minutes).
Let cool slightly.
Roll in powdered sugar while still warm.
Let cool completely.
Roll in powdered sugar again.
Thanks, I'll give that a try! I am looking for a good cookie with no egg.
I experimented with my Russian Tea Ball cookie recipe and came up with Cherry Almond Crescents. I put it in the recipe section before Christmas, but was unable to find it. It has finally shown up! Here's the link:
Everyone we gave them to really liked them, I hope you do too.
I used to make the cookies that Chutzpah is referring to all the time when I was growing up. I called them Sand Tarts. There is a Paula Dean recipe for them on Recipezaar.
We called them Mexican Wedding cookies. I love them, they're my favorite. A nearby bakery used to make them and anytime we had a party I'd order dozens upon dozens. They were a bit skeptical at first, but they got used to me and started asking "How many?" They since went out of business. Now I make my own. Yummy!