Friday, February 13, 2009

We have a winner!

I love having Valentine's Day traditions. My monkeys got together and made a bunch of cookies for me to give away to you. They also got to eat a ton of them.

Actually, only about three of these girls belong to me. The rest were on loan from the Scottsdale Culinary Institute. Only the best chefs for my friends.

After we made 200 of these beauties we went I wanted to doorbell ditch but the little chefs wanted to start a new tradition.
Anyway, the winner of the diaper size guessing contest is April! I will be over in the morning. My littlest monkey is so tiny, she has been wearing a size 3 for over a year now. She is so cute and little. And like I promised, here is the recipe:
Morgen's Sugar Cookies
In a large bowl, mix the first 5 ingredients one at a time in the order listed until fluffy and yummy.
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla (please use a good one)
1 cup sour cream
Sift dry ingredients together:
5 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
Add the dry ingredients all at once to the large bowl of buttery and sugary goodness. Mix it up until it is all blended. Now here's the cool part, scoop a third of the dough and spread it on a piece of waxed paper or sandwich paper or parchment. Cover with another paper and roll out to about 1/4 inch thick. Repeat with rest of the dough. You should have three flat dough thingys. Refrigerate for a couple of hours or freeze for 1 hour. Cut out into shapes and bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.
4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup red hots + 1/4 cup water
Mix the butter and sugar til stiff. Add the red hot juice until you get a smooth consistency. Spread over cooled cookies or hot ones if you can't wait until they cool. Try not to burn your mouth.
Have fun and Happy Valentines Day!

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Tell all those cute girls thanks so much for the cookies! We are all enjoying them very much:)
Happy Valentines Day to your family as well. <3