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Heidesand Cookies

Heidesand Cookies are a favorite during the holidays. They originated in Germany's northwestern state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen). The cookies were named after the sand from the Heide region here ("Heidesand" means sand from the Heide region) because of their light color and sandy appearance. 

2 sticks (250g) Unsalted Butter
1 cup Sugar
3 - 3 1/8 cup All Purpose Flour
1 package vanilla sugar
1 teaspoon Sea Salt

Add the butter to a small sauce pan. Heat on low heat and allow butter to melt. Keep the butter on low heat and allow to lightly brown. Remove from heat and allow butter to cool and to slightly harden again.

Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and 3/4 cup sugar. Add 3 cups flour, vanilla sugar, and salt and mix until just combined. Remove dough from bowl and knead briefly with your hands so it holds together.. If the dough is too sticky, add some or all of the remaining flour as needed. Shape the dough into foot long logs (about 1 inch in diameter). Roll the logs in the remaining sugar. Cover the logs with aluminum foil and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours (or even better overnight).

Shortly before you remove the logs from the refrigerator, preheat the oven to 350° F (180° C). Remove the dough logs from the refrigerator and unwrap. Cut the logs into 1/4 inch thick slices. Place slices on greased or parchment paper lined cookie sheets. Bake cookies for 10-12 minues. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Makes approximately 100 cookies.

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