This recipe for sandbakkels had me turning to the web for more information. Alternately spelled sandbakelse, it translates as sand tarts. They are a Christmas time tradition for many, and are considered an “old country” favorite. The dough is pressed into small tins in the shapes of hearts, diamonds, and flowers. The taste is that of a sugar cookie. Depending on the type of tin used, they can be served as a plain cookie or as a tart, with fruit, whipped cream, etc.
During my research, I found this great website Outside Oslo which has a step by step on making sandbakkels. While the author says that the making is time consuming, I expect I will be trying these out sometime soon.
1 cup shortening (part butter)
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla or almond
2 1/2 cups flour
Mix. Press into tins. Bake 375 – 15 min. Cook and remove from tins.