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Sand Dollar Cookies

Sand Dollar Cookies with cinnamon sugar are super easy to make, and the perfect way to celebrate summer. They’re just as much fun as a day at the beach!

A pile of sand collar cookies coming out of a plastic bucket with a shovel.

Cinnamon Sugar Sand Dollar cookies will soon become your favorite summer cookie! They’re super cute, and they never fail to put a smile on everyone’s faces!

Share them with your family. Share them with your friends. Share them with your coworkers. Just share them!

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making sand dollar cookies is available at the end of this post. OR you can hit the “jump to recipe” text (found above) to be taken directly to the printable recipe. 


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The ingredient list:

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  • butter
  • powdered sugar
  • eggs
  • pure vanilla extract
  • all-purpose flour
  • salt
  • baking powder
  • cinnamon
  • granulated sugar
  • sliced almonds

Kitchen tools and equipment needed:

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Can these easy rolled cookies be frozen?

YES! They can either be frozen before baking, or after.

How to freeze the rolled cookies before baking:

Divide the prepared dough in half and shape each half into a flattened disc of approximately 1″ thickness.

Wrap each disc very well with plastic wrap and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

To bake after freezing, thaw the dough and proceed with the recipe as written.

How to freeze the sand dollar cookies after baking:

Either wrap them very well with plastic wrap, stacked, or place the cookies in an air-tight freezer container and freeze for up to 6 months.


The easy instructions:

  • Separate the eggs as instructed in the recipe.
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar.
  • Add the eggs as instructed and blend.
  • Add the dry ingredients and blend until a soft dough forms.
  • Divide the dough in half and wrap with plastic wrap.
  • Chill the dough for at least 30 minutes.
  • Roll the dough to 1/8″ thickness and cut with round cookie cutter.
  • Brush the cutout cookies with egg whites.
  • Sprinkle the cookies with cinnamon sugar.
  • Add sliced almonds and bake.

How to make sand dollar cookies photo tutorial.
How to make sand dollar cookies photo tutorial.
How to make sand dollar cookies photo tutorial.
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Want more fun summertime cookie recipes?


*Pink Lemonade Cookies (pictured below)

Pink Lemonade Cookies are perfect for any summer party, or colorful celebration.

pink lemonade cookies in a pink tray with pink lemonade in a glass on the side.

*Coconut Macadamia Nut Cookies (pictured below)

Coconut Macadamia Nut Cookies are just what you’re craving when you need a little something sweet, and a little something rich and buttery.

coconut macadamia nut cookies in a straw hat with a pink flowers

*Patriotic Cream Cheese Cookies (pictured below)

Patriotic Cream Cheese Cookies are light, tender, and delicious. With only a handful of ingredients, you can adapt these cookies to fit any number of holidays!

red, white, blue cream cheese cookies on a stacked platter.

*Sand Dollar Cookies (pictured below) THIS IS THE PLACE!!

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Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today’s easy sand dollar cookies with cinnamon sugar.

Sand Dollar Cookies

Renee – Kudos Kitchen
Sand Dollar Cookies with cinnamon sugar are super easy to make, and the perfect way to celebrate summer. They're just as much fun as a day at the beach!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Additional Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 48 cookies
Calories 77 kcal


  • 2 sticks 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs whole
  • 2 eggs separated (reserve the egg whites)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour plus additional for rolling
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup sliced almonds


  • In a large bowl, cream the butter and powdered sugar.
  • Add in the 2 whole eggs, 2 egg yolks, and vanilla. Blend until well combined.
  • Slowly blend in the salt, flour, and baking powder (remember to scrape down the sides of the bowl) until a soft dough forms.
  • Divide the dough in half and wrap each half in plastic wrap.
    Chill the dough for at least 20 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Roll the chilled dough to approximately 1/8" thickness on a lightly floured surface.
  • Use a 3" round biscuit or cookie cutter to cut circles out of the dough.
  • Place the circles onto parchment-lined baking sheets.
  • Re-roll the dough scraps and continue rolling and cutting circles.
  • Continue the same process with the other half of the frozen dough.
  • In a small bowl, mix the granulated sugar and cinnamon.
  • Use a pastry brush to brush the cut cookies with the beaten reserved egg whites.
  • Place 5 almond slices on the top of each cookie and liberally sprinkle each cookie with the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  • Bake the cookies in a preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  • Rotate the cookie sheets and continue baking for an additional 10 more minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.


Serving: 1Calories: 77kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 2gFat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 22mgSugar: 7g
Keyword beach cookies, cinnamon sugar cookies, easy rolled cookies, luau cookies, sand dollar cookies, summer cookies
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