Christmas Sand Cookies – Spain

Christmas Sand Cookies – Spain

1cup butter, softened

1 cup granulated sugar

2 med eggs

2 cups plain flour

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground cardamom [see Mr Greedy’s tip]

1/4 tsp ground cloves

1/4 tsp salt

Topping- 2 tbsp. golden caster sugar

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. [ use a hand mixer ]. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Sift the flour,cinnamon carda-mom, cloves and salt in abowl and mix together. Add to wet mixture and mix well. Gather the dough together, wrap in cling film. Refrigerate for about 1 hour, for easier rolling. Preheat oven 175C. Roll out dough to about 3/8inch thick on a well floured sur-face. Cut into 2 inch circles and place on baking trays. leave space between cookies. Sprinkle with the topping and bake for about 12- 15 mins until golden. Cool on wire rack and enjoy