I made some cookies a couple weeks ago, and it seems time for a sweet treat around here. Especially with Valentine's Day around the corner! These are pistachio sandies. I think what I was really craving were sand tarts, like I remember my grandmother's sand tarts. What I remember of my grandmother's sand tarts are paper thin cookies (at Christmas time) sprinkled with red and green sprinkles. What I also remember is my grandmother saying that you should have seen her mother's sand tarts. She rolled them so thin you could see through them. Mom, am I remembering this right? Anyway. That's not what these are.
These are sandies. Usually sandies are the pecan variety, but I wanted something different, so I sleuthed around and found this recipe. Hey guess what! It's gluten free! But I got stuck at the grocery store and couldn't find several of the ingredients. Fortunately Google comes to the grocery store with me (how handy!), and I found a non-GF version for all the little people. You can find it here. You'll have to scroll to get to the recipe, which I had to tweak a bit, so if you decide to make it, shoot me a line and I'll let you know what helped me out.
They were good.
Up next? Sand tarts. Grandma's version.