Saturday, September 27, 2008

~Pink Sweetness~

I don't believe I will ever see the color PINK again without thinking of BEVERLY, our sweet PINK SATURDAY hostess.

Thank you for the PINK SATURDAYS, Beverly!

Cotton Candy or Fairy Floss as it is called in Australia...sticky and sweet, melts with the touch of the tongue...who can resist this pink, wispy, fluffy, spun, sugary confection? Not I!

I happened upon this man spinning
Fairy Floss in Sydney.

You must know who and what I thought of when
I saw this display of pink fluff ...


Cotton Candy Sugar Cookies..."literally melt in your mouth making them the best sugar cookies"
from Carroll Pellegrinelli, About.com Desserts and Baking Guide

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter
1 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
4-1/4 cups flour
Extra sugar for pressing cookies - colored sugar can be used for holidays


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Cream together the granulated sugar, powdered sugar, butter, and cooking oil. Beat in eggs and vanilla.

Add dry ingredients, (the next four ingredients) and mix to incorporate. 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 in a 375 degree oven for 10 minutes, until the edges just start to turn slightly brown. Do not bake too long. Cool sugar cookies on the baking sheet briefly then transfer to wire rack to cool the rest of the way.

56 comments:

Becky said...

I haven't had cotton candy for a long time. What good memories cotton candy bring to mind.
Have a nice PS
Becky

My Artful Heart said...

Cotton candy...what a trip back to childhood days at the small county fair.

Have a great Pink Saturday :)

My Artful Heart said...

Cotton candy...what a trip back to childhood days at the small county fair.

Have a great Pink Saturday :)

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Deborah!
Thanks for stopping by and entering my giveaway! It's so nice to meet you. You have a lovely blog, full of variety. I loved Olivia and your favorite old photo. Very cute!
I have you bookmarked and I'll be back to visit.
Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Sherry
Love the fairy floss!!!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, sweet Deborah.

I am glad you think of me when you see pink, and I hope it makes you smile.

Margie said...

Mmmmmmmmmm, *pink* cotton candy! I haven't had it for a while, but fortunately, if I get a hankering for it, we can get some at our local farmer's market on Fridays! They have a stand there every week. I just may have to get some next Friday! tee hee!

Those cookies sound delicious too! I may have to whip up a batch of them!

Suddenly, I MUST have something sweet!

Margie :)

lolasmom said...

mmmm...love that cotton candy!

Thanks for sharing the recipe. I love sugar cookies so I'll have to find time to try it out!

Have a lovely Pink Saturday!

jen said...

Yummy! I love cotton candy!!! Happy Pink Saturday!

Virginia said...

Cotton candy, Yummy!Those cookies sound delicious too.
Have a Happy and Bless Pink Saturday, Virginia

Patricia said...

Oh, I like the term ~fairy floss~ much better than ~cotton candy~. Thanks for the lovely recipe. Hope you have a very pink Saturday.

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Wow! PINK Cotton Candy! I am on!

Love your post today!

~ Gabriela ~

dana said...

Cotton Candy always was one of my favorite treats---I still grab a little nibble when I get the chance! Love your recipe for the cookies. That will be a fun one to try. Hope your Sat. if great! Dana

Neabear said...

Fairy Floss!?! What an interesting name for Cotton Candy! I like that name. Makes it seem enchanting or something. I have not had any for a long time. I can't even remember when was the last time I had some.

Rhonda said...

I always ate cotton candy at the fair every year--somehow the austrailian cotton candy looks even better! Ummmm melts in your mouth.
Rhonda

g said...

Oh, what memories that brings back! I love the smell of it - the sugar heating up in the spinner.

Thanks for a wonderful Pink Saturday post!

CC said...

Love that pink cotton candy..it sure takes me back..hmmm, Texas State Fair going on and they have lots of that very thing..:)

Charlotte said...

I absolutely love cotton candy. Always have. Probably it being pink has something to do with it, because I have eaten it in other colors - not nearly as good. I like calling it fairy floss.

paintinpatti said...

I love your post! I will never look at cotton candy again without thinking of Fairy Floss. Such a more appropriate name. Happy Pink Saturday!

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

I like Fairy Floss over Cotton Candy. Do you think the US would catch on?

Smilingsal said...

Ah, now you went and made me long for some!

Happy Pink Saturday!

KarenHarveyCox said...

I just love cotton candy, and I didn't realize that you could make cotton candy cookies. How wonderful. Happy Pink Saturday. Karen

Miss Rhea said...

Yum !! I LOVE pink cotton candy !! Will have to try that recipe, it looks yummy !!

Happy Pink Saturday !! :)

Grandma Faith said...

I think the name Fairy Floss sounds delightful. I think you should call the cookies Fairy's Floss Cookies. I'm going to make some fairy food for my little grand daughters. They'll love them. Take care and thanks for the recipe.

Marina Capano said...

HI! MMMMMMMHHHHHHH!!!! YUMMY!!!Have a great Pink Saturday :)
Marina

PA Fiber Artist said...

Of course - pink cotton candy. How can anyone forget that?

Love this post - a nice reminder of childhood.

Take care,
Susan

rosechicfriends said...

WOW..that's one of my ALL time favorite treats! and I never connected that it IS PINK! YEAH!!!

Happy Pink...Lorena

Susan Hickam said...

Fairy Floss- That is a much better name for the wonderful concoction than cotton candy. Happy Pink Saturday.( p.s.- do fairies have tooth decay if they floss with it? I bet more people would floss if they could use fairy floss!:)

cait said...

Mmm, I love cotton candy. And I love it even more that it's called Fairy Floss in Australia!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Sweetie said...

I love Cotton Candy and Fairy Floss is a whimsical name which is better yet. We took our grandchildren to a theme park this summer and I ate an entire bag of Fair Floss myself.
Sweetie

Lynne Laura said...

Happy Pink Saturday and I love cotton candy..very cute picture.

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

Jenny S said...

It was so nicve to see you again this morning. Glad you guys got to have fun at the shop! Thank you for the omments on my blog and you are now on my list of favorites! I will let you know about "Family Photo Friday"

Dawn said...

I love the name Fairy Floss. I like a taste or two of cotton candy but then it starts getting too sweet. I certainly didn't feel that way when I was a child!

Who knew there was a recipe for cookies with cotton candy? Not me!

take care,
Dawn

imjacobsmom said...

Mmmm! Cotton candy I can taste it now. Thanks for the recipe - it sounds like a good one. Happy Pink Saturday! ~ Robyn

Judy said...

Your cotton candy sure brings back memories. Hope you have a wonderful day.
Hugs,
Judy

jeanne said...

Deborah, another busy day with my cousin. She is leaving in the morning. I am doing well but therapy is still needed very much.

I would have loved going to SuZanna's with you and the girls. If only I lived closer. sigh.

Your cotton candy AKA fairy floss looks so good. I am amused at the name the Australians give to cotton candy. That made a very clever pink post. I love it too, but all that sugar, I wouldn't eat it either.

Love and hugs...Jeanne

Anne Fannie said...

Hello Deborah, love your picture of the Cotton Candy. Good thing you had your camera with you!
Love, Ann

KatCollects said...

Love that name, Fairy Floss. How sweet, love the pink!
Kathy

bj said...

I have 10 grandchildren so we still have our share of PINK cotton candy....always been a favorite of mine and always will be, I guess!
Thanks for the "sweet" post...
bj

jeanne said...

Good morning Deborah, come on over and pick up a well deserved award my friend.

Love and hugs, Jeanne

Vanessa Greenway said...

Deborah! I just looooove cotton candy! And yes, like you said I always think of Beverly when I see something pink! Love, Vanessa

Grandma Faith said...

I have an award for you over on my blog. I hope you will be pleased to accept it, enjoy it, and pass it on as you see fit. Love, Faith

Alice said...

Fairy floss, such a pretty name. I haven't had that since I was a little girl.

Claudie said...

Hello again from Canada
I'm back and it tip top form.
I've missed everyone.
Cotton Candy now has a new name in my memory bank...Fairy floss is actually my hubby's fav. and it's pink.
Come and see me again.
xoxo

jeanne said...

Good morning Deborah, I will be posting a favorite photo on Friday. How are you doing? I am sure you are still busy getting back to "normal" after your long trip. This is the first morning I do not have company to feed. I loved the company, but it is a nice feeling to just sit here and have my coffee with out thinking about what to fix for breakfast.

Have a wonderful day, Jeanne

Susie Q said...

Grace and I love cotton candy! And it is always best when it is pink! : )

I have never seen a recipe before...I bet it would be messy and sweet and fun!!

Hugs,
Sue

Joy said...

Deborah ~ when you have time (no hurry) I've tagged you on my blog.

I love cotton candy too! :o)

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