Friday, December 10, 2010

Sugar Cookies

You know it's Christmas time when you see these babies disappearing around the house. They are just too good to resist. I mean honestly, who can resist a sugar cookie? Well, no one around my house can. So I thought I'd share the love. My boys and I had fun decorating them! I think they ate more than they decorated. :)


Fun Stuff-
Cookie Cutters
Food Coloring Gel
Sugar Pearls
Sprinkles of your liking

1/2 Cup Butter
1 Cup Sugar
2 Beaten Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla
2 and 3/4 Cup Flour (or more)
2 and 3/4 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix dry ingredients in seprate bowl and combine with butter mixture. Mix well. Refrigerate until stiff. Once it's stiff, roll it out on a floured surface (I used powdered sugar but you can use flour). Once it's rolled out, take your cookie cutters and cut all the shapes your little heart desires. Place on non-stick baking sheet. (or parchment paper) and Bake @ 350* for 8-10 minutes. If you like them chewy like me, take them out when the edges are turning a light tan. Immediately use a spatula to scrape them off the pan. Be gentle and don't burn yourself!!! Place cookies on cooling rack.

2 Cups Confectioners Sugar
4 tsp Light Corn Syrup
1 tsp Almond extract (or other flavor)
6 tsp Milk (or more for consistency desired)
Mix together until creamy. To make sure you have the right consistency, dip a spoon into the icing. If it drizzles a little then there you have it. It shouldn't be too dry or too runny to work with. :) Once your icing is made feel free to color it. Separate icing into individual bowls. Add gel and mix color desired.

Happy Baking! Loves!


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

You know you watch too much Toy Story 3 when.....

You catch your 3 year old quietly opening a bag of tortilla's with a fork. Interested, you let him continue on, making sure he doesn't stab himself in the eye!
3 Year Old: He put's the tortilla gently on top of the table. Run's off.
Mom: Your still interested to see how things pan out.
3 Year Old: He quickly and excitedly runs back to the table with potato head parts!
Mom: Thinking, "Reaaaallllly?"
3 Year Old: Mumbling a bunch of what what's to himself
Mom: "Buddy, what are you doing?"
3 Year Old: "Mommy.... Im making a Mr. Tortilla Potato head.... see!" beaming from ear to ear!
Love it! I think we are definitely going to regulate his TV time from 2 movies a day to 1. Gotta love my little man. He's such a hoot and makes me smile EVERY single day! Hope your moments are as fun filled as mine! Loves!


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