Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Heart #8

"One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can't utter".    James Earl Jones

( An accordion card filled with verses and mixed media embellishments)

Today's post is a little late but  there haven't been much time to sit and get something written.  Tess is with us today.  After arriving very early this morning, she fell back asleep and slept late.  We have had a busy day since then.  Now it is nap time.

We are also getting more snow today.  It's been coming down steadily since very late last night.  At least six inches has accumulated and they say we could get at least another six or more in the area.

I have taken out ingredients for making dough for my favorite butter cookies. Once the dough is made it has to chill well before it can be rolled out and cut with cookie cutters.  Of course I'll be making heart shaped cookies.  There a numerous butter cookie recipes out there and I have tried a few to compare them.
The closest to my Gramma's is probably the one from Martha Stewart.  Sharing Gramma Schoumacher's Butter Cookie recipe with you:
          1 cup butter, usalted, softened
          3/4 cup granulated sugar
          1 egg
          3 cups sifted flour
          1 tsp. baking powder
          1/2 tsp. salt
          1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
          2 Tbsp. cream or milk
     Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add the egg and mix well.
     Add the  dry ingredients into the butter mixture a small amount at a time.  If the dough seems
     too thick, add the milk or cream 1 Tbsp at a time.  Add the vanilla and mix it well.
     Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill well.
      Divide dough into quarters.  Roll out dough, one quarter at a time on a lightly floured
      surface.  Cut shapes using desired cookie cutters.  Decorate with sprinkles or sanding sugar
      before baking.  (OR decorate with icings after the cookies are cooled.)
      Bake at 400 degrees for 5 to 8 minutes on ungreased, parchment covered sheets.
     (When using butter the cookies can burn easily.  Be sure to use a timer and watch them.)
Once my baking is done I will show the finished product!

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