Sand Dollar Cookies

Wren’s Little Nest
by Wren’s Little Nest
1.5 Dozen
25 min

Baking is not something I typically do a lot of during the summer months, however the other day I was craving a nice homemade cookie to go with my afternoon coffee. One of my absolute favorite cookies to eat are snickerdoodles. If you have never heard of or tried one you are seriously missing out.

They are soft, chewy, cakey and not overly sweet. In my opinion they are the perfect cookie! I always make so many batches of these cookies over the winter holidays using my trusty Martha Stewart recipe I have from an old cook book that I have saved for many years.

Being that it is summer I wanted to modify these cookies slightly so they are more appropriate to the season. I remember seeing some recipes for sand dollar cookies and I though that this recipe would make the perfect base for them.

So although this is not my original recipe, and I can’t take credit for how delicious these are, I do think that my little addition made them super cute and fitting for the summer.

Mix all of the ingredients for the dough in a stand mixer. Once evenly incorporated roll the dough into 1.5” balls.

Roll the balls in the cinnamon sugar mixture and place on a baking sheet.

Press the cookies down using the bottom of a glass cup or your hand. Arrange 5 almond slices on each cookie to resemble a sand dollar.

Place the cookies in the oven at 350 for 12-15 minutes.

Remove from the oven and let cool.

These cookies turned out absolutely adorable and as much as I love the original recipe, the addition of the almonds added a lovely crunch to the cookie.

To me these look so summery and remind me of the beach.

I have tried many snickerdoodle recipes over the years, but I always keep coming back to this one. They are just so good!

Recipe details
  • 1.5  Dozen
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 25 min
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Cookie dough
  • 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup room temperature butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Cinnamon Sugar
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

  • Sliced Almonds

Preheat oven to 350
Cream together the butter, vanilla and sugar.
Mix in the eggs.
Add in the dry ingredients and mix on low until evenly combined.
In a separate bowl mix together the 2tsp cinnamon and 2tbsp sugar.
Roll the dough into 1.5” balls, and then roll each ball in the cinnamon sugar until evenly coated.
Place the coated dough balls on a cookie sheet and press them down using the bottom of a glass cup.
Arrange 5 almond slices on each cookie to resemble a sand dollar.
Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
Remove from oven and let cool before enjoying.