Baking makes my heart smile. Maybe it's the whirl of the mixer or the smell coming from
the oven. Or maybe it's how I can pull simple ingredients out of my fridge and pantry and
turn them into something delectable. Whatever it is -- it's nice.
I hadn't done much of it lately, and I was starting to get the itch to whip up some sweets.
So, I did a little pre-Valentine's Day tone setting over the weekend. There were my favorite
chocolate cheese mini cakes and there were sugar cookies, which I hadn't made in ages.
It was good.
1 1/2 c. confectioners sugar
1 c. butter
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. almond flavoring
2 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cream of tarter
In electric mixer, combine sugar and butter. Add egg and flavorings; mix thoroughly.
Stir dry ingredients together and blend in. Refrigerate dough for two or three hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make a big ball out of the dough (doesn't have to be perfect).
Roll 3/16" thick on a lightly floured surface. Cut with cookie cutters and place onto a
lightly greased cookie sheet. (I used an ungreased stoneware sheet.) Bake 7 to 10 minutes
or until lightly golden. (My over took ten minutes.) Frost and decorate as you wish.