Tuesday, December 7, 2010
For Tuesday, December 7th, 2010
Today is Letter Writing Day. Take a few minutes, and send someone a hand written letter.
Letter writing is an almost lost skill. Most letters and notes nowadays, are on emails and instant messages.
National Cotton Candy Day is today. Cotton Candy is a popular summertime treat. That being the case, why do we celebrate this day in the middle of December? Good question.
The Cotton Candy machine was patented in 1899 by William Morrison and John C. Wharton. They brought it to the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904, where is was quite popular. Cotton Candy is a favorite at amusement parks, circuses, fairs, and sports venues.
Cotton Candy was originally called fairy floss. It is made from Floss (or Flossine) sugar.
Cotton Candy Sugar Cookies
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup powdered sugar1 cup butter
1 cup cooking oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 1/4 cups all purpose flour
Roll dough into small balls about the size of a quarter. With a heavy-bottomed crystal vase with a decorative bottom, or other cookie press, dip in sugar to coat well. Smash each ball of dough so they are spread out and flat. Leaving an imprint and sugar.
Bake 10 minutes, until the edges just start to turn slightly brown. Do not bake too long. Cool on the baking sheet briefly then transfer to wire rack to cool the rest of the way.
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