This recipe is all over the internet. My sister Margie shared it with me. I've made them at least 3 times, but she hasn't tried them yet. I guess I have to make them for her when she comes for Thanksgiving.
I like this icing better for half moon cookies.
You can't really store cookies or cakes iced with this fondant in the refrigerator. A cool room would be better. You CAN store unused fondant in the fridge; just beat it well when you finally use it.
This recipe makes about 1 quart, which is at least twice as much as you'd need for a single recipe of half moon cookies.
I like to put this recipe together in a bread machine before baking off in the oven.
If you use a bread machine, make sure you know the order of ingredients. Some machines put dry ingredients first then wet. Others, do the opposite.
This recipe was in Joan's recipe book. It is remarkably similiar to the one Elaine Welland gave Joan in 2010. The difference is, this one works. The directions for Elaine's 'Cheese Pie' do not work.
The ingredients here are double what Elaine's are.
This cake is not baked with a graham cracker crust.
I use the crust from Elaine's recipe with this one and it is as delicious as Elaine describes.
BTW Joan and Elaine have been friends since high school. It makes sense that Elaine would have given Joan the recipe long ago. The second copy came when I requested the recipe, not realizing that Joan probably had it all along.
I don't know where Mom got this recipe, but it was one of hers and my favorite cookies.