Friday, December 21, 2012

Baking Time- Fairy Drops

-Fairy Drops-

1 cup butter
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
2 t almond extract

4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 t baking soda
1 t cream of tartar
1 t salt

In a large mixing bowl beat butter until smooth.  Add powdered sugar and granulated sugar, beat until fluffy.
Add oil, eggs and almond extract, mix until just combined.  Combine remaining ingredients and gradually add until just combined.  Cover and chill dough for at least 30 minutes.

To shape cookies, roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls. (Dough will be soft).  Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.  You may wish to flatten them with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar or bake as rolled.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.  Cool and frost with Almond Frosting.  Decorate with sprinkles.

-Almond Frosting-
In a small mixing bowl beat 1/2 cup butter until fluffy.  Beat in 1/2 t almond extract and 1/2 t vanilla.  Alternately add 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar and 3 T light cream or milk.  Beat until smooth.

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