Angel Drops Recipe

Angel Drops Recipe

Ingredients: Makes 24

50 g/2 oz butter or margarine, softened
50 g/2 oz lard (shortening)
100 g/4 oz/0.5 cup caster (superfine) sugar
1 small egg, beaten
A few drops of vanilla essence (extract)
175 g/6 oz/1.5 cups self-raising (self-rising) flour

45 ml/3 tbsp rolled oats
50 g/2 oz glace (candied) cherries, halved


Cream together the butter or margarine, lard and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla essence, then fold in the flour and mix to a firm dough. Break into small balls and roll in the oats. Place well apart on a greased baking (cookie) sheet and top each one with a cherry. Bake in a preheated oven at 180C/350F/gas mark 4 for 20 minutes until just firm. Leave to cool on the tray.

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