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How To Make Sand Cookies

How To Make Sand Cookies

Sand Cookies Recipe. The name of these cookies derives from their unique texture. Sweet and scrumptious and guaranteed to be loved by all! Try our Sand Cookies recipe.


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160° c  -  320° f

Step 1: You will need

  • 250 g butter, kept at room temperature
  • 80 g powdered sugar
  • 300 g flour
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • the zest from one lemon
  • 1 egg yolk
  • for dusting:
  • 25 g flour
  • for the sprinkle topping:
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • half tbsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 mixer with the flat beater attachment
  • 1 metal spatula
  • 1 cookie cutter
  • 1 rolling pin
  • 1 baking tray
  • parchment paper
  • cling film
  • 1 spoon

Step 2: Preheat the oven

Set the temperature of the oven to 160ºC.

Step 3: Mix butter and powdered sugar

To the mixer bowl, add the butter and powdered sugar and blend on a low speed, until combined.

Step 4: Add the egg yolk, lemon zest and vanilla

Mix in the egg yolk, lemon zest, and vanilla essence and blend for a further minute.

Step 5: Add the remaining ingredients

Add the flour and salt, mix briefly and turn off the blender.

Step 6: Chill

Cover the bowl with some cling film and place it in the fridge to chill.

Step 7: Shape the cookies

Make sure the dough is well chilled before beginning. Flour your work surface and sprinkle a little over the dough. Roll it out to a thickness of about 1 1/2cm and cut out the cookies. When you finish, place the cookies on the baking tray.

Step 8: Bake

Put the tray of cookies in the oven and bake for 20 minutes to bake. When they turn a light-brown sandy colour, remove them from the oven.

Step 9: Make the topping

Mix the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle it over the hot cookies.

Step 10: Serve

Place the cookies on a plate and serve.