His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep."
2 sticks softened butter
1 12 cups powdered sugar
3 tsp. vanilla
2 egg yolks
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 cup finely ground almonds
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups flour
8 oz. milk chocolate
~ additional powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 325-degrees.
- In mixing bowl, combine butter & sugar; beat until creamy. Add vanilla & eggs; beat well. Add cream of tartar, almonds, and baking soda; beat well. Slowly add flour. Keep beating until well mixed. Roll dough int 1-inch balls. Tap slightly with bottom of glass to flatten. Bake for 11-13 minutes - cookies will stay light colored. Let cool on baking racks.
- When cool, melt chocolate in microwave or in double boiler and use to frost cookie. When chocolate cools, cut out a paper snowflake or use a lacy doily and place over cookie. Sprinkle additional powdered sugar through to create snowflakes. (2 1/2 dozen)