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Sand Dollar Cookies That Will Make You Drool

Sand Dollar Cookies That Will Make You Drool

The next time you go for a picnic at the beach, don’t forget to bring a beach themed snack, like these delicious sand dollar cookies. Even if you aren’t taking a trip to the seaside, these cookies are delicious enough to bake anytime. They’d be great for a mermaid themed birthday party or an ocean themed baby shower.

Ingredients You’ll Need for These Tasty Cookies

To make these delicious cookies, you’ll need:

  • 2 2/3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons almond or vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • silvered almonds
  • cinnamon-sugar

Sand Dollar Cookie Directions

Using a large bowl, combine the butter and both types of sugars until the mixture is fluffy. If you don’t want to wait for your butter to soften on its own, you can microwave it in increments of five seconds until it reaches the desires softness. Then add in the almond extract and beat until well mixed. In a separate bowl, mix the flour and salt, and then slowly add to the creamed mixture and mix thoroughly. Separate the dough in half, and mold each half into a disk shape. Wrap them in plastic wrap, and then chill for one hour or until the dough is firm enough to roll.

Roll out the dough between wax paper

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Roll out each half of the dough between sheets of waxed paper until the dough reaches one eighth of an inch in thickness. Cut the dough using a round cookie cutter dipped in flour. This will help prevent the dough from sticking to the cutter. Place each circle about an inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush each with an egg wash from the beaten eggs, and then sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar. Use the slivered almonds to decorate the top of each cookie like a sand dollar. Use five slivers arranged in a circle. You can press them into the dough so that they look more like a real sand dollar.

Bake the cookies between twelve and sixteen minutes, or until the edges start to brown. Let the cookies cool five minutes before eating, or before transferring to a container to take with you on your picnic. This recipe yields between twelve and eighteen cookies depending on the size of your cutter. Store any leftover cookies in an airtight container. They can last up to a week, although they’re so tasty you probably won’t need that long.

Sand Dollar History and Uses

Sand Dollars have been a favorite ocean animal for humans for centuries. They’re well loved for their unique shape and petal shaped design. Sand dollars are a type of sea urchin and different varieties around found all over the world. Their flat shape allows them to burrow into the ocean sea floor. When the animal dies, it leaves behind just its skeleton, which is then bleached white by the sun. Historically sand dollars were used as money and jewelry, and have had a religious significance for many Christians. The five slits are said to represent Christ’s wounds, while the flower shape in the middle signifies the star of Bethlehem. Legends tell stories of sand dollars being lost mermaid coins that washed up on shore. Sand dollars are said to represent the resurrection of Christ. Sand dollars are also an example of sacred geometry.

Today, sand dollars are mostly used for decoration by ocean lovers and as souvenirs from gift shops. They make for a unique necklace pendant. Sand dollars can be used in home decor, in sea shell displays or even as part of an art piece. You can get a unique sand dollar nightlight to add some ambiance to your home during the day, or light up a hallway at night. Check them out now at 55-55 Marine Drive, the home of musician Tim Lawson’s amazing collectable art and decor. Sand dollars make great gifts for anyone who loves the ocean, sea creatures, mermaids, or who knows and loves the legend of the sand dollar. Other fun uses for sand dollars include attaching a ribbon and using them as a Christmas ornament,  decorating a picture frame that holds a favorite ocean photo, or even as a hair barrette for an ocean side wedding. Regardless of how you want to use them, sand dollars are a lovey way to incorporate an ocean flavor into fashion and design.

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