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Sand Dollar Cookies:

Sweet and soft cookies topped with cinnamon and sliced almonds.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 234kcal
Author: Wendy


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 large eggs whole
  • 2 large eggs separated, yolks in one bowl and whites in another
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 pinches of kosher salt
  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • cinnamon sugar, this gets sprinkled on top
  • sliced almonds


  • Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  • In a large bowl, cream together butter and powdered sugar; mix until very creamy
  • Add the 2 whole eggs and 2 yolks only, reserve the whites for later from the egg separation above
  • Beat until well combined
  • Add vanilla and salt, blend well
  • Add flour and baking powder, stir until the dough is very soft
  • Form a ball with the dough, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least two hours
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Roll out dough to 1/4" thick on a floured surface and cut out 2 5/8” circles
  • Brush the circles with the reserved egg whites
  • Sprinkle each circle lightly with cinnamon sugar and press 5 almond slices into the center of each circle to make a sand dollar
  • Bake at 350° F for 3 minutes
  • After 3 minutes, remove the baking sheet from the oven and press the almonds in again, making slight indentations in the circle
  • Add more cinnamon at this point too, if need be, to adjust the overall coloring of the final cookie.
  • Place the baking sheet back in the oven and bake until the edges are golden brown, another 10 minutes
  • Remove from oven let rest on baking sheet for 3 minutes.
  • Transfer to cooling racks to cool completely


You can sprinkle as much cinnamon as you like.  I like to mix sugar and cinnamon together and roll my cookies in it. 


Serving: 1Cookie | Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 79IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 2mg