I’m thinking of you, my friends, on Valentine’s Day
And I’ve baked up a batch of LOVE! I love to bake, it touches a little happy spot way deep down inside. It’s almost as wonderful for me as giving these baked delights away – actually, I love to feed people. Baking this week has looked a bit different for me though because I’m diligently working my way through this. I’m doing it quite well and can honestly say that I’m loving it...and it’s working for me. While I was baking I didn’t take a lick, snitch or taste. WOW!
I’m going to share the ♥BEST-EVER Sugar Cookie Recipe♥ that belonged to my great, great Aunt Betty.
Preheat oven to 375°. Ingredients .½ c. butter .½ c. shortening .½ c. sugar .½ c. powdered sugar .1 egg .1½ tsp. vanilla .2¼ c. flour .½ tsp. soda . ½ tsp. salt . ½ tsp. cream of tartar. Cream butter, shortening and sugars until creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Blend in flour, soda, salt and cream of tartar until smooth. Chill dough; roll out on floured surface. Cut with cookie cutters. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet until lightly browned. Note: Can also be dropped by spoonful onto cookie sheet and flattened with a glass that has been dipped in sugar. (that’s the way my grandma did it).
The smell that fills the house while these are baking in the oven is pure loveliness!
The frosting I use is a splendid compliment to these cookies. I fill a bowl with powdered sugar, add 2-3 drops of pure vanilla, a scoop of butter and half ‘n half a little bit at a time (milk works too), until I have the consistency I want. Add a wee bit of your favorite color and sprinkles and you have a bite of pure heaven.
This is a picture of my favorite food group. I could eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner and be happy…but quite sick.
The love of my life brought me home these lovely, beautiful and lusciously fragrant roses!
I keep thinking of these sweet Valentines as they busily prepare for their upcoming wedding on August 14th.
Enjoy this special day to it’s fullest and make yourself a cookie!…and, take a bit for me.