They will be home soon enough; in fact, soon (for the first time in at least 3+ years) we will have three months where we are all in the same state; all within an hour from one another. I can hardly believe it and despite the problems I have had (and am having) adjusting to this place, I’m glad that I made the move. Being physically close to my family as well as emotionally close is everything I hoped it would be. Now, if only John could get his BEHIND down here, my life would really be complete.
Anyway, to celebrate my birth, I decided to showcase these sweet cookies. Nothing says sweet like sugar, and nothing says sugar like sugar cookies. The way I like them best is shoved on the ends of a round scoop of mint chocolate chip ice cream. DELICIOUS. These are quick and easy because well, its my birthday!
Quick and Easy Sugar Cookies (adapted from here)
Serves: 24 (4 dozen = 48 cookies)
2 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and baking powder. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until light in color and smooth (3-5 minutes). Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually beat in the dry ingredients. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls of dough onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 7-10 minutes, until just golden but still soft. Let cool. Serve immediately or store in airtight container for up to 1 week.
Until the next time my oven is on…