Cinnamon Sugar Sand Dollar Cookies.
I must admit, these cookies are pretty freaking adorable.
Edible sand dollars!
I’m headed to the beach this weekend for my friend Nina’s bachelorette party! I was feelin’ sorta beachy today and made some festive cookies to celebrate beach days. Long, carefree, relaxing days in the sun. Sand in our toes, beachy drink in our hands, and the cool ocean breeze.
Told you, I’m a complete summer gal.
The recipe I used for the cookies is my Soft-Baked Funfetti Sugar Cookies. I left out the sprinkles and rolled the dough in cinnamon-sugar, topping it all off with 5 sliced almond pieces. The cookies taste like soft snickerdoodles with a hint of almond. Feel free to add a dash of almond extract to the dough to heighten the almond flavor.
Many readers (and quite a few other food bloggers) have made my sugar cookies and leave rave reviews about them. It’s my standard sugar cookie recipe.
To make these sand dollar cookies, I was debating on using my Soft & Thick Snickerdoodle recipe. However, I wanted a flatter cookie so they would have more resemblance to sand dollars.
This recipe is straightforward. Making the cookie dough could not be easier and the ingredients are quite simple. Your usual suspects: all-purpose flour, leaveners, salt, vanilla, butter, egg, sugar. That’s it. Make sure you do not leave out the cream of tartar. It is required for this recipe and there are no substitutions that will work properly.
The cookies only take about 8 minutes in the oven. They will look undercooked and very soft. That’s ok – they will continue to bake as you let them cool on the cookie sheet. This recipe makes a small batch and can easily be doubled or tripled for a large family, get together, or party. I got 18 cookies from the batch. Just enough to have some in our cookie jar and leftovers for my friend Erin who adores cinnamon-sugar cookies. Hi Erin!
The finished cookies are ultra soft and chewy. In fact, they passed the true “soft cookie test.” They were still soft (and even softer!) on day 2. That’s a cookie jackpot to me.
How fun are these adorable cookies for kids? The dough is quite easy to work with, making it perfect for little hands. The kiddos can help rolling each ball into cinnamon sugar and topping with almonds. Their reward is a cinnamon-spiced “sandy” snack.
And the cookies are THE treat to bring to a beach-themed party or shower. And if you don’t have a beachy-themed get together to attend, then throw one! Make a pitcher of pina coladas, some BBQ, Key Lime Pie Squares, and a batch of today’s cookies. And be sure to invite me!
Fun Fact: sand dollars are said to be the lost coins of mermaids.
Today’s recipe is the same dough recipe as my Soft-Baked Funfetti Sugar Cookies.
If you like cinnamon-sugar cookies, try my Soft & Thick Snickerdoodles!
They were a little too thick to use for my sand dollar cookies.
A few more cinnamon-spiced goodies:
Another fun recipe to make with the kids