Best Sandie Cookie

Baking By shiney Updated 31 Dec 2008 , 2:56pm by Honeydukes

shiney Posted 14 Dec 2008 , 4:47pm
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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!
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Honeydukes Posted 15 Dec 2008 , 5:25am
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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.

shiney Posted 15 Dec 2008 , 5:56am
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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.

chutzpah Posted 15 Dec 2008 , 7:07am
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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!

shiney Posted 15 Dec 2008 , 3:59pm
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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.

SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 15 Dec 2008 , 4:19pm
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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.

shiney Posted 15 Dec 2008 , 7:41pm
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Thanks, I'll give that a try! I am looking for a good cookie with no egg.

SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 30 Dec 2008 , 2:06pm
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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:
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-7327-Cherry-Almond-Crescents.html

Everyone we gave them to really liked them, I hope you do too.

shannonann Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 3:34am
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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.

CakeMakar Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 3:43am
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We called them Mexican Wedding cookies. icon_biggrin.gif 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. icon_sad.gif Now I make my own. Yummy!

Honeydukes Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 2:56pm
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Here is a recipe I found -- haven't tried it. Sounds good, though.
http://smittenkitchen.com/2008/12/pecan-sandies/

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