The name of these cookies probably brought up thoughts of making mud pies in your sandbox as a child. But these cookies aren't made of sand. Their name comes from their unique texture. Whatever they're called, they're delicious!
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ⅓ cup almond, finely chopped
- ⅛ tsp. ground cardamom
- Preheat your oven to 350˚F.
- In a mixing bowl, cream together sugar and butter.
- Beat in the egg yolk until just mixed.
- In another mixing bowl, combine flour, nuts and cardamom.
- Add flour mixture to sugar and butter mixture. Blend until creamy and combined.
- Using your hands or a spoon, gather a small ball of dough, about 2 ½ tsp. Roll into a ball and place into your sand cookie molds or foil cups.
- With your thumb, press the dough flat, making sure that the thickness is consistent throughout.
- Place the dough molds onto a cookie sheet, allowing some space between them.
- Bake cookies in your preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until they are lightly browned. Do not overcook! (They will continue to cook a bit once you pull them out of the oven, so remove them once they begin to show light brown on top).
- After about a minute, remove the cookies from the cookie sheet and allow to cool. Do not remove from molds until fully cooled. To do so, tap the cookie lightly to loosen it from the mold. Great filled with jelly or jam! Makes 30 cookies.
These cookies can even be sprinkled with sugar crystals or sprinkles to add some color to their look and some more flavor to their bite.