Friday, December 17, 2010

Let the Festive Fun Begin!

I so need to work on my blog decor. I know. TIME.... I just need TIME! Maybe next week when I am off work, I can get it done. 

This weekend we will have our first "Christmas" and a few more holidayish type activities!  I hope I can snag some pictures....

Last weekend I made sugar cookies....I must say, best darn recipe ever!!

Sugar Cookies

1 c sugar
2 tsp baking powder
3 c all-purpose flour
2 sticks salted butter
1 egg
1 tsp pure orange extract
1/2 tsp pure peppermint extract

Preheat oven to 350.

Combine the flour and baking powder, set aside. Cream the sugar and butter. Add the egg and extracts and mix. Gradually add  flour mixture and beat just until combined, scraping down the bowl, especially the bottom.

The dough will be crumbly, so knead it together with your hands as you scoop it out of the bowl for roll.

Roll onto a floured surface and cut into shapes. Place on parchment lined baking sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes