Thursday, February 12, 2009

I {Heart} Recovery

Well, I have never in my life been hit with a cold like the one I have had for the past 2 weeks. Usually I'm annoyed when people whine about having a cold, I mean really, it's a cold, C'mon! And that's why I am usually being taught about having more compassion by getting knocked on my butt by whatever it is that annoys me. I have been so sick. I just haven't had the energy to do much of anything. I have done a few Valentine things and such but I have not worked on the 2S4Y sketch or any of my other usuals. Papertrey Ink is celebrating their 2nd anniversary and they have had some great prizes but I haven't had the energy to enter very many of them.
I did make some cute Hershey bars for my Valentines but it's too dark to photograph them so I'll have to post them later. I also made the most awesome sugar cookies ever tonight. They are soooo good.

My sister got the recipe from her friend Gina after she brought over a plate earlier this month and my sister raved about them, so I told her I needed the recipe. She brought it over on Monday and we had to try them. Here's the recipe:

Sugar Cookies

Combine in a medium bowl:

4 c. flour

1 1/2 c. sugar

1 tsp. baking powder

Combine in a large bowl:

3/4 c. butter flavor Crisco

2 eggs

3/4 c. buttermilk

1 tsp. soda

Add the flour mixture to the Crisco mixture and chill in freezer about 20 min. Dough is pretty soft. Roll out about 1/4" thick and cut. Bake at 400 degrees for 7-9 min. Do not overcook. They do not turn brown unless they are overcooked.

Now at this point you could just frost them like you would regular sugar cookies and they would be great but if you want AWESOME cookies:

Frost with vanilla or cream cheese frosting and then pipe in a dam around the edges. Let the frosting set for a few minutes then spoon in desired filling. You can use pie filling, pudding, or jam. I wanted to make mine just like hers so I used raspberry pie filling and cream cheese frosting. And Jessie was right! These are the bomb! And by the way, if you live in my area (you know who you are) and you are looking for raspberry pie filling, you will only find it at Albertson's. Another little trick Gina uses is she just makes sour milk with 1 T. vinegar and milk to make 1 cup instead of buying buttermilk. That's what I did too, and it worked just great.

I learned a new hair trick for my daughter's hair for her Valentine party at school tomorrow from my good friend Chris. You should see her daughter's Valentine hairdo.

So ridiculously cute! Chris always has her daughters in the most amazing hairdos. It is so cool to me. I am (and I do not exagerate) challenged in the girl hair department. One reason is my serious lack of practice. My daughter does not enjoy having her hair done. She HATES sitting still and she wants a ponytail every day of her life. I get bored but it's not my hair and it's not a battle I choose usually. When I showed her the Valentine hairdo on Chris' blog though, she said she was willing to sit still while I worked on it. She's even willing to get up earlier than usual for it. It should be an adventure. I'm just excited to not be doing another ponytail. We'll see how it turns out. And on that note, I probably should be in bed. Tomorrow is going to be a really busy day and I'm still not feeling 100%. Goodnight ya'll.

1 comment:

  1. Glad they worked for ya! I need to try them. I have not gotten that far yet this week! They look very cute!