German Sand Cookies - Heidesand

Recipe by HeatherFeather
READY IN: 3hrs 20mins
YIELD: 70 cookies




  • Beat butter until light and fluffy using an electric mixer.
  • Measure out just 125 grams of the granulated sugar and add to the butter, mixing well.
  • Using a spoon, stir in the ground nuts, the flour, and 1 envelope of vanilla sugar (if you use the mixer now, you may toughen the dough).
  • Form dough into two logs and wrap well in waxed paper; let chill until firm, at least 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 150 C.
  • Have ready baking sheets lined with parchment paper (or greased).
  • Slice off rounds of dough, about 1 cm thick, and place onto baking sheets.
  • Bake in the center of the oven approximately 20 minutes per batch (they will be fairly light in color when ready).
  • While the cookies are baking, mix together the remaining 45 grams of granulated sugar and the remaining envelope of vanilla sugar and place in a bowl.
  • When you pull the cookies out of the oven,give them a few seconds to cool enough to handle, then gently drop the warm cookies one at a time into the sugar mixture to coat, then let them cool completely.
  • They should be covered in the sugar mixture on all sides.