Though not too cold today, it rained.
Being cooped up on a mild but rainy day can yield one of two things: 1) a lethargic, rain induced coma like state or 2) A wound up, chaotic frenzy day replete with wall bouncing, and couch hurtling.
Guess which one happened at our house?
Trying to keep focus, we played some games and ultimately attempted to make cookies.
It was, all in all, a pretty successful time:
Just after we put the dough in the fridge to cool, he decided he was going to pretend to go to sleep...
I find that fingerprints make the cookies taste better:
...and once they are cool we will ice them.
Then clean-up time:
And finally, bath time.
All said and done, these were the best Sugar cookies ever!!!! Perfect for cut-outs.
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon Almond extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
powdered sugar for rolling and dusting
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs, almond, and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
2. Roll out cold dough on powdered sugar surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on parchment paper covered cookie sheets...it's easier!
Bake 7 to 9 minutes in preheated oven until just slightly darkened on the edges. Cool completely.
Try not to break too many so you'll "just have to eat them"