With the holidays just around the corner, there is no time like the present to tackle that last minute baking.
But rather than stick with the Christmas goodie status quo who not kick your baking up a notch and add some ocean-themed fun to your routine. These beachy keen sand dollar cookies, will have you longing for the sun and leave you craving a little sand between your toes.
Not only do these sand dollar shortbread cookies look like the real deal, but they are also easy to make and taste absolutely heavenly.
When you can’t be frolicking at the beach, why not bring the beach home to you by adding a sprinkle of underwater magic to the “most wonderful time of the year”.
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 20-30 nicely shaped sand dollars
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Preheat the oven to 300°F.
In a mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. In a separate “dry” bowl combine the flour and rice flour ensuring that both types of flour are sifted and mixed well.
Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter and sugar. As you combine the two, it will eventually unstick from the bottom of the mixing bowl into a clump of dough. Check the consistency and if the dough appears to be slightly soft add a smidge more flour.
Once the dough is ready, roll into 1.5 inches in diameter balls and flatten until ¼ to ½ an inch thick. Place five sliced almonds in a star pattern towards the center of the cookies and using a knife add three small notches as seen in the picture below.
When the cookies are complete, prepare for baking by placing them on a cookie tray lined with parchment paper about 1-1.5 inches apart. Place the plate in the oven and bake at 300°C for 20-30 minutes or until golden.
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Bare 7mm thick elastek dry suit hood
Ikelite aluminum digital camera tray with dual handles
Black Mares Cruise Roller Tauchen bag, perfect for scuba diving and traveling
The Hydra 5000 WSRU is an all in one photo and dive light with wide, spot, red, and UV modes
Ikelite TTL dual flash sync cord attaches two strobe’s to the underwater camera housing.
Flexible Lightweight Portable Tripod for Projector DSLR Cameras and Go Pro
Bare SB System Mens Full Under-layer
Compact underwater scuba diving hand reel with a 150ft of white line on the spool
If you’re not quite ready for the expense of big lights, this little video light goes perfectly with any GoPro setup
Bare drysuit trek boots designed for rocky shore entries, boat decks, and boat ladders
AmazonBasics 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod and Bag with adjustable-height legs and rubber feet
Suunto Vyper Novo wrist scuba diving computer with USB
Capture amazingly smooth shake-free video with the GoPro Karma Grip
SHOOT 6″ Underwater Dome Port for GoPro Hero 6/Hero 5/Hero(2018) Black Camera Diving Lens Hood Housing Photography with Waterproof Case Accessories
Bare 5mm evoke women’s full suit designed by Bare’s all-female design team. The suit has technically, innovative celliant infrared technology which increase circulation, body warmth and performance.
Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM FLD Large Aperture Standard Zoom Lens for Canon Digital DSLR Camera + 32GB Memory Card + Photo4Less Cleaning Cloth.
Compact scuba diving finger spool with 150ft of white line and a 4-inch brass double-ended clip
Scuba diving 4ft neon yellow surface marker signal tube with “Diver Below” print
Bare drysuit drawstring scuba gear bag the perfect alternative for transporting a dry suit to-and-from the dive site
3PC curved armband glow in the dark slate.
DUI heavy duty dry suit gloves with yellow liners available in sizes: S, M, L, XL
Diving lens filter kit for GoPro HERO 5/6 which enhances colors for underwater video and photography conditions
Ikelite Canon EOS 100D Rebel SL1 underwater camera housing in white
Ikelite compact ball arm for quick release handle
Canon Macro Lens EF-S 60mm f/2.8 USM – non Image Stabilised
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
13-inch inflatable dive buoy with a 12 by 11-inch scuba diving flag surface marker
Dry glove lock system that accommodates all hand sizes
Black scuba diving turtle fins
Ikelite underwater macro lens casing is comprised of an acetyl body with glass front and can hold lenses of 4.37 diameter x 3 inches (111 x 76 mm)
Bare Sports 5mm men’s wetsuit made with elastek full-stretch nylon-2 and neoprene celliant liner infrared technology.
Suunto SK-8 wrist compass with bungee straps, faster stabilization, and enhanced readability
GoPro dual battery charger conveniently charges two HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, or HERO camera batteries simultaneously
Black Mares Dragon Scuba Diving BCD
Capture amazingly smooth GoPro footage in the air with the GoPro Karma Drone
Rechargeable Ikelite NiMH battery pack compatible with Ikelite’s DS125, DS160, and DS161 strobes.
GoPro HERO6 Black Camera
Mini blue scuba diving tank key ring with brass pick tool and o-rings
Ikelite photography strobe DS161 with NiMH rechargeable battery pack