Tuesday, March 17, 2009

st. patty's day

Happy St. Patty's day!! Today has been very fun! I played lots of tennis this morning in prep for a tough match tomorrow, always a good day in vegas for tennis! Then I came home and spontaneously, Bryanna and I made sugar cookes together while Maddox was napping. I usually like to plan and prepare for fun days like this in the kitchen, but it just kind of happened, and it was fun. I love it when I look at a recipe for all the ingredients, and I already have everything! Its a pain to pull out my recipe collection, find something to make and then be missing one ingredient. I am a planner, so you can see the inconvenience there!

I have SEVERAL different sugar cookie recipes, and usually my girlfriends all love and use their mother's recipes, its just the one they were used to growing up, but I like to try and find the best tasting one that also bakes well. Here is one of the best sugar cookie recipes I've come across in a while:

1 c. butter
2 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 c. sour cream
1 tsp. flavor (vanilla, lemon, strawberry, today I used raspberry, and it was delicious!)
2 tsps. vanilla
2 tsps. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
6 1/2 c. flour
Bake @ 425 for 7 minutes (will be white)
1/2 c. shortening
1/2 c. butter
3 cups powdered sugar
2 Tbs. milk
1 tsp. flavor (vanilla, lemon, strawberry, raspberry, ect)
I hope you enjoy this one as much as my family and I do. It's a keeper, and my favorite part to this is adding more flavor besides regular vanilla!


The Petersons said...

Happy St Patty's! You are soooo cute! Way to celebrate!!!!

Amy said...

I think that you blog more than anyone I know. Everything you make always look delicious!

Laurie said...

mmm...cookies, oh wait! I mean, thanks for the recipe! :)
Are you going at midnight tonight? I preordered mine from Amazon, so I won't get it for a week :(
Maybe I should just buy it in person and cancel my order?

Chrissy said...

Thanks for the recipe! Sugar cookies are the best!!:)