Susanina's Sandies

These cookies came about one afternoon, wishing to make a simple cookie, quickly. Preparation does require a food processor. They're fun to make and yummy to eat. My niece, by marriage, was looking for this cookie recipe on the site, and I decided that I'd better make sure it's here! Susanina's Sandies go wonderfully with a cup of tea or dish of ice cream ... how about strawberries and cream, whipped or not... m-m-m-m.


¾ cup Flour, All Purpose, Unbleached
cups Oatmeal, Old Fashioned
cup White SugarThis amount makes a lightly sweet cookie; for a little sweeter try a half cup, or to your taste.
½ cup Confectioner's Sugar
½ tsp Salt
¾ tsp Baking Powder
¼ tsp Baking Soda
1 tbsp Vanilla
½ cup Unsalted ButterSoftened
2 tbsp Sour Cream
¾ cup WalnutsPecans work well too.


1 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2 Fit a food processor with the steel blade.
3 Measure into the processor the dry ingredients: flout, oats, cane sugar, confectioners sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Process these briefly, just to combine them.
4 Place on top of the combined dry ingredients, the softened butter, sour cream, vanilla, and nuts. Process just until the dough clumps together and looks like dough.
5 Place rounded tablespoons of dough on a greased cookie sheet. With the bottom of a glass, dipped or not in sugar, flatten the rounds until they're about 1/2 " thick.
6 Bake 12 minutes. Some cracks may show and you'll note some golden color highlights on the surface of the cookies.
7 Place on cookie racks to cool.
8 I've also made these, eliminating the sour cream and adding an egg instead. That works well too.