one of my favorite recipes

growing up in charleston, south carolina, we had so much good food and you just can't find food like it anywhere else. there have been many attempts, but nothing compares to good 'ole charleston eats! i am sharing one of my favorites that i use to make every year for christmas but haven't in a few years, so i had to grab the cookbook.

Sands (cookies)
1 stick butter
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup chopped nuts
xxxx sugar
mix butter and sugar, flour nuts and put together. roll in small balls. bake at 425 degrees for about 15 minutes. when done roll in xxxx sugar while very hot. yields 3 dozen

some tried and true hints for you - follow recipe completely, make sure your butter/sugar mixture is mixed well with the flour and nuts, you don't want to get any batter that is mostly butter - that turns out badly. be extra careful when rolling in xxxx sugar, you don't want them to crumble, i've found if you wait about 5 minutes they are easier to roll without crumbling. cool them on a rack after you've rolled in xxxx sugar, i end up rolling mine a couple of times. you will get xxxx sugar everywhere so be ready for that. they are easy peasy and everyone { L O V E S } them, so carry some recipe cards with you.

i last visited in july of 2009 - (my goodness how time flies) and here is 1 of the photos i took (out of over 50!). if you've never visited, i highly recommend it, it's a city like no other. this happens to be in my aunt and uncles yard, the lighting isn't right but i still think it's pretty.

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