I know that classic sand tarts are typically sprinkled with a cinnamon-sugar mixture, but I thought it would be so fun to decorate these for Christmas. After all, I typically only make these around this time anyway!I had the best helper…my daughter, who turns 4 on Christmas Eve, practically did everything herself. I rolled the dough, she cut the shapes, brushed them with egg wash and did all the sprinkling!
I’d say my little helper did an excellent job! I love getting my kids involved. Especially Jules – she always wants to help when I bake. There’s so much that they can do at this age and sometimes I feel like I’m just the supervisor! She’s learning so much.
These are supposed to be super thin, like 1/8-inch. Most of mine ended up about 1/4-inch, which I actually like better. They don’t get as crispy when they are baked if they are a little thicker. So, whatever your preference.
So into it!!
Our cookie cutters were rather large also so you may end up with more or less cookies depending on yours. The dough should be chilled in between each batch, other wise the cookies won’t cut very well. They’ll break and start to stick.