Fairy Drops

READY IN: 22mins
Recipe by Kit_Kat

This is from BH&G Christmas Cookies magazine from 1999. I have yet to try it, but I have marked it every year. Maybe 2007 fill be the year.

Top Review by damnaimee

My mom and I got this recipe out of BH&G when I was in high school (~1991). We made it all the time but then I left home and lost track of the recipe til this Christmas. It was just as great as I remember - my fav Christmas cookie. My mom did remind me that we cut the oil back to 3/4 cup because the dough was WAY oily the first time we made it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large mixing bowl beat butter on medium for 30 seconds.
  2. Add granulated sugar, powdered sugar, baking soda, cream of tartar and 1/2 tsp of salt.
  3. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.
  4. Beat in oil and eggs and extract until combined.
  5. Beat in as much of the flour as as you can.
  6. Stir in remaining flour by hand.
  7. cover and chill for 30 minutes.
  8. Scoop dough into rounded spoonfuls.
  9. Roll into balls.
  10. Place balls on ungreased cookie sheet.
  11. With bottom of a glass or a cookie stamp, gently flatten until about 1/4 inch thick.
  12. Sprinkle with colored sugar.
  13. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned.
  14. Transfer to racks to cool completely.
  15. Prep time does not include chilling time.

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