Valentine's has always been kind to me. I can't remember one where I was pouting, thinking to myself "This day SUCKS!!" (Which apparently a lot of people on facebook were...) Valentine's is being even more awesome as time goes on. It helps that I now have TWO Valentines to make up for all those year I had none.
I spent my morning making these little guys for a Valentine's Party London's little friend Avonlea was having.
Recipe found here:
Thick, Soft, Sugar Cookies
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
3 tsp. vanilla
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda
5 1/2 cups flour
In mixer, cream butter and sugar, and then add eggs and vanilla. Add sour cream. Combine salt, soda, and flour, and add to mixture.
Roll out on floured surface to about 1/4 to 1/3 inch thick.
Use a spatula to carefully slide under each cookie and place onto greased (with Pam) parchment-lined cookie sheets. Bake at 375 for 7-8 minutes.
THEY WILL NOT LOOK DONE!
If you have a golden brown color along the edges then you have baked them too long.
Wait about 5 minutes and then transfer carefully to a cooling rack. If you wait longer they will get soggy on the bottom and sometimes get stuck to the parchment paper.
Once they are cooled they are ready for frosting.
1/2 cup butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4-1/3 cup milk
In a mixing bowl, cream butter. Beat in sugar and vanilla until crumbly. Gradually add milk until frosting reaches desired consistency. Add desired food coloring.
|Avonlea had Valentine gifts for everyone!|
|Miss Avonlea with her mommy.|
|Aiden checking out the scene.|
|Landon ready for some trouble.|
|These two sneaked off to the kitchen...London was crawling after him giggling. I think she's a little obsessed, Melissa...|
|Made a couple pizzas...|
|Cleaned the house and set the scene for dinner.|
|Romantic Dinner for two...er...three.|