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Sand Dollar Cookies

Sand Dollar Cookies

Looking for a fun little cookie recipe that you can make with your kids this summer? You will love this recipe for Sand Dollar Cookies!

If you are at the beach or just dreaming of the beach, these fun Sand Dollar Cookies are the perfect treat to celebrate your love for the shore and I also love that you could make these cookies with or without the “from scratch” directions. If you don’t have time to make your own, then you could easily modify this recipe to be made with a ready made mix or store bought cookies.

If you are at the beach or just dreaming of the beach, these fun Sand Dollar Cookies are the perfect treat to celebrate your love for the shore!

Ingredients to make Sand Dollar Cookies

Of course, if you don’t have the time to make these Sand Dollar cookies from scratch, you could use a mix or pre-made dough and create the same look by adding almond slices. However, this recipe is a good one so if you do have the time, I highly recommend it! 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 C unsalted butter, room temp
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 C flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar

Cinnamon Sugar Topping Ingredients:

Directions for making Sand Dollar Cookies

Sand Dollar Cookie Directions:

-Using a hand-held mixer, cream the softened butter for about 1 minute on medium speed.
-Once the butter is nice and smooth, add the sugar until fluffy and light in color.
-Beat the egg and vanilla. Set aside.
-Whisk the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cream of tartar together.
-Gradually add the dry ingredients in thirds to the wet ingredients with the mixer on low.
-Using a small ice cream scoop the dough into balls.

Cinnamon Sugar Topping Directions:

– Combine the sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Mix well.
-with your hands roll each dough ball into the cinnamon sugar.
-Position and lay 5 sliced almonds onto the tops of each dough ball.
-Chill the dough balls on the cookie sheet lined with parchment paper for one hour or so.
-Preheat oven to 350F.
-Bake chilled cookie dough for only 8 minutes.
– Allow the cookies to cool on the cookie sheets for 3 minutes.
-Transfer the cookies to wire rack to cool completely.

Aren’t these Sand Dollar cookies just the cutest? 

Perfect for your beach themed party OR a great way to spoil yourself if you are just missing the beach and all of the things that go along with it. Who doesn’t love a cookie? It’s not the same as being at the beach, but it’s still a cookie 🙂 

If you are looking for more fun themed party recipes then make sure to check out the other ones I’ve shared over the years!

Sand Dollar Cookie Recipes

Easy to make and so lovely, these fun Sand Dollar cookies will be a hit at any event, and they taste delicious as well!

I think that these Sand Dollar Cookies are so pretty, and a wonderful and fun idea for your beach themed event or celebration!

Sand Dollar Cookies

Sand Dollar Cookie Recipes

Sand Dollar Cookies

Anyone else missing the beach? Perfect for your beach party OR your need to feel like you are at the beach, these darling Sand Dollar cookies are so easy, yummy and the recipe is super simple.

Ingredients

Cookie Ingredients:

  • 1/2 C unsalted butter, room temp
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 C flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar

Cinnamon Sugar Topping Ingredients:

  • 1/4 C sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 C sliced almonds

Instructions

    Sand Dollar Cookie Directions:

    -Using a hand-held mixer, cream the softened butter for about 1 minute on medium speed.
    -Once the butter is nice and smooth, add the sugar until fluffy and light in color.
    -Beat the egg and vanilla. Set aside.
    -Whisk the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cream of tartar together.
    -Gradually add the dry ingredients in thirds to the wet ingredients with the mixer on low.
    -Using a small ice cream scoop the dough into balls.

    Cinnamon Sugar Topping Directions:

    - Combine the sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Mix well.
    -with your hands roll each dough ball into the cinnamon sugar.
    -Position and lay 5 sliced almonds onto the tops of each dough ball.
    -Chill the dough balls on the cookie sheet lined with parchment paper for one hour or so.
    -Preheat oven to 350F.
    -Bake chilled cookie dough for only 8 minutes.
    - Allow the cookies to cool on the cookie sheets for 3 minutes.
    -Transfer the cookies to wire rack to cool completely.

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  1. Oh, these are so clever! Perfect for a beach party or summer bbq! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday! Pinning!

  2. Just wanted to stop by and let you know your post was voted most popular on Inspire Me Monday! Congrats! 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us. 🙂

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