Dipped sand tarts

Dipped Sand Tarts Great Cookie for the Holidays !!

Ingredients:
COOKIES
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon almond extract or 2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup pecans, ground in small pieces
DIPPING
1/2 cup chocolate chips
2 teaspoons shortening
Directions:
1 Cream powdered sugar, butter and extract till fluffed.
2 Mix in salt, flour, pecans.
3 Make 1 inch balls shaped into crescents.
4 Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
5 Bake at 325° for 15 to 20 minutes or until bottom of cookie is light brown.
6 Dust with additional powdered sugar while still warm. Cool completely on wire racks.
7 DIPPING: Microwave chocolate chips and shortening, about 1 minute.
8 Stir until smooth texture.
9 Dip some of cookie in the chocolate.
10 Place on waxed paper until set.
Serves: 60

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