Wednesday, February 16, 2011

{Lovely Sugar in Sweet Shapes}

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.

Sugar Cookies
1 1/2 c. confectioners sugar
1 c. butter
1 egg
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.



Ale said...

So pretty Sam!! you have such an artful hand to make so many things look sooo pretty! Love them! I am sure they were deli!



SugarBear Diaries said...

oh my! so cute!!!! looks yummy too!