Tybee Sand Dollar Cookies


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Back in the Day Bakery Made With Love

Back in the Day Bakery Made With Love

By Cheryl Day and Griffith Day

Published 2015

  • About

Tybee Island, Georgia, is often referred to as Savannah’s beach, and it is one of Griff’s and my favorite weekend getaways. There is just something so rejuvenating about a quiet walk on a sandy beach. These light, delicate, and crumbly cookies have a sandy consistency, and they look a bit like sand dollars too.


  • ½ pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • cup granu


In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or In a large mixing bowl, using a handheld mixer), cream together the butter, granulated sugar, salt, and vanilla on medium-high speed for 3 to 5 minutes, until very light and fluffy.

Add the flour in thirds, beating until just combined.

Remove the bowl from the mixer and fold in the pecans. Then finish mixing by h