I recently realized, if I am not baking for people, I am pretty darn miserable. Now that the dark west coast weather is here, I decided to bake what I like to call Almond Fairy Bites for our D&D friends at Players Wanted Games & Collectibles. They were a hit!
Cream together 1/2 cup of unsalted butter with 3/4 cup white sugar.
Add 1 large egg.
Add 1 tsp pure almond extract. If you have clear vanilla extract, you can add the same amount.
Whisk together 1 1/2 cup flour, 2 tsp cornstarch, 3/4 tsp baking soda and 1/4 tsp salt.
Add to creamed butter mixture a little at a time.
Get out your pretty cookie decorations! Fairies love little bits of colour so I used these.
I added about 1/3 of a cup and just mixed in for a few seconds.
I used a mini ice cream scoop which is around 2 tsp to divvy the dough.
On a parchment-lined baking sheet I rolled the dough into balls and pressed down to flatten slightly.
I did not have a lot of time so I put the tray in the freezer to chill for around an hour.
I kept half the dough on the side and wrapped in plastic wrap to be made for my art class the next day.
I baked them in a 350F oven for 8-9 minutes. No more than that! And let cool on the tray for around 15 minutes.
You could make these even tinier for the fairies if you like. Just make sure to bake them for less time if you do.
You want them to be very pale in colour, just slightly brown on the bottom.
People seemed to enjoy these cookies and one player in particular appreciated their subtle flavour.
Getting back to foodie life after a tough year of transition but it is happening! Nothing better than sharing cookies with friends and snacking on these delights as my Tiefling Sorceress’ wild magic goes awry and she ends up completely bald for 24 hours. Good times…
[yumprint-recipe id=’18’]their subtle flavour. I love that they are so tender yet have the sprinkle crunch throughout. I think the fairies will agree!