Saturday, February 6, 2010

play date & cookies...

does it get any better than that? i don't think so. today was a wonderful day. we didn't have any sporting events to attend to today. i am not sure how that happened but it was heavenly. we all got our chores done early & played today. We had our super cute friend, dylan over for the day. we love when she gets to play at our house. garrett did not know she was coming till this morning. you should have seen him making his own bed & cleaning his room. play dates = one little boy willing to do his chores with a smile :-). you should have seen brody, yelling dylan's name while tackling her as she walked in the door. he was just as excited to see her as garrett was.

we decided to make sugar cookies today. they had so much fun cutting the heart shapes & of course, decorating them. we sure enjoyed having little miss d here.

hands down, these are the best sugar cookies ever. this recipe came from my aunt carla. then they became my mom's cookies....and now we all claim it as our own :-). our family has been making these cookies for years.

aunt carla's sugar cookies

1/2 c. shortening
1 c. sugar
2 eggs (beaten)
1 T. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 c. sifted flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

cream shortening, sugar, eggs, and milk. add vanilla after creaming ingredients. Add flour, b.p., and salt. refrigerate dough for at least one hour. bake on greased cookie sheets at 350 for 8 minutes. remove cookies to cooling rack asap.

*raimi's notes:

i always double the batch...gotta share with my neighbors. I usually make the dough the night before. **Don't over bake these. They are so yummy when they are soft & not crispy...i'm just saying.

sugar cookie frosting

16 oz. box of powdered sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 c. of milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3 c. butter
food coloring

cream all ingredients together. add food coloring to desired color.
frost cookies & enjoy!


Kerrie said...

I am always trying new sugar cookie recipes. thanks for sharing.

Raejean said...

I'm looking forward to trying your sugar cookie recipe. I've had a hard time finding one I like!

Jen said...

I have always remembered dugar cookies your mom made in the old ward and wished I had the recipe. They were my favorite. I hope this is them!

Imme said...

Hello Raimi, these cookies are a lovely idea, I will make this a family project for Valentine's weekend. Greetings from Costa Rica!

katie said...

We just made Carla's sugar cookies a few weeks ago. I have the recipe from a recipe book that was made for our wedding. They were fabulous. I'm sure we'll be making more this weekend!

Meridee said...

Yum! You are such a good mom. I love ya!

mer said...

d had the best time at your house - thank you again! she loves being spoiled by your boys :) she was so excited to see her photo on your blog - haha!

Anonymous said...

what an adorable photo of garrett and his cute little friend dylan....maybe someday they will get married and this sweet pic can grace the front of their invites. LOL.. :)