Thursday, December 3, 2009

Fairy Wafers

Hello sweet friends, thank you for stopping by for Scrappy Jessi's 3rd Annual Cookie Exchange!
The recipe I am sharing is tea party perfect and a delightful companion cookie to the Cherry BonBons I showed you last year. I call them Fairy Wafers. They are light as air and delicious! Enjoy~

Fairy Wafers
1cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter
3 to 4 tablespoons half-and-half
Powered Sugar Frosting
Powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place flour in a medium bowl. Using a pastry blender cut in butter until pieces are pea size. Sprinkle one tablespoon of the half-and-half over part of the mixture. Gently toss with a fork and push to the side of the bowl. Repeat until all is moistened. Form into a ball.
On a lightly floured surface roll dough until slightly less than 1/8 inch thick. Using a 2 inch fluted round cookie cutter, cut out dough. Place cutouts 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake in preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges start to brown. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool.
Spread 1 teaspoon of Powdered Sugar Frosting on the bottoms of half the cookies. Top with the remaining cookies, bottom sides down. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Makes about 20 sandwich cookies.
*IMPORTANT NOTE *If making a batch of these for a blog photo shoot, let your family know in advance so that they don't act like wild monkeys and eat over half of them, leaving you with only six for the picture.
Powdered Sugar Frosting
In a small bowl stir together 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon of softened butter, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Stir in about 1 tablespoon of half-and-half, 1 teaspoon at a time to make frosting of spreading consistency. Tint with paste food coloring.

Hope you have fun making these but more importantly hope you enjoy eating them. For a complete list of Cookie Exchange participants pop over to the blog of our fabulous hostess Jessi. Happy Holidays!


Scrappy Jessi said...

these look fabulous!!!
so pretty too
thanks for playing along.

ArtsyMama said...

So sweet and sound delicious. Can't wait to try them!!!
Happy Party day:)

Anonymous said...

AWW these are sooo cute and pretty! I am going to have to make these! yum

Stephanie O. said...

These look great...

mendytexas said...

Your cookies are sooo beautiful! I might try to make them for a shower I'm giving. They would be perfect! Thanks for the idea! :)mendy

Suzy said...

These look delish! I'll give them a try....
Keep it sweet,

meleen said...

oh these sound wonderful!!! i'll be making these for sure!!!


KayEllen said...

Looks and sounds heavenly!!
Can't wait to try this one :)

Have a blessed Christmas!!
So nice to meet you:)


vivian said...

omg! my girlfriend makes these and they are awesome cookies.. I am going to have to do some baking pretty soon.. but being on weight watchers will limit the amount of cookies I will be able to eat!
have a great weekend!

Nicki said...

Look yummy and I cannot wait to try the recipe!

Anonymous said...

These look divine! I can't wait to whip up a batch this week-end! merry Christmas ~ Nessy

Anonymous said...

Yummy !! Merry Christmas ~ Nessy