Welcome to the eleventh post in my year-long Cookie Series, where I want to bring you a new and delicious recipe every Tuesday of 2015!
These may sound like they are going to be another unusual cookie, but they're really just sugar cookies with a different name.
I'm not really sure why they're called "Fairy Cookies". A quick Google search showed me pictures of beautifully decorated cookies shaped like fairies, but nothing like the cookies I made. As far as I know, these cookies don't have anything to do with fairies.
So, why not just call them "Sugar Cookies"? Ordinary sugar cookies are just, well, sugar cookies. But these sugar cookies have a different name. That makes them special. Special cookies taste good.
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. salt
- 3 cups flour
- Cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs, sour cream and vanilla. Mix in the baking soda, salt and flour.
- Bake at 350 for 10 to 12 minutes, or until slightly browned.
This recipe is adapted from Log Cabin Cooking, who credited it to a book called Oppis Guit's Vo Helvetia.