I'm alive. I'm ok. I'm just a bad blogger lady. Thanks to all of you who showed concern.
I started this blog with the intention of pushing me into living a fuller life with goals, passions, beauty, and lots of food. It really has done that for me, but with many changes and events going on, the blog had to go to the back-burner for a little bit.
So here I am. I'm back.
Now, just because I haven't been blogging doesn't mean I haven't been cooking and baking. Far from it... I've been baking like a mad woman.
Something that may be a bit unusual about me is that I tend to not repeat recipes. Not because I don't love the recipes I've tried, but because I'm excited to try new and different delights!
And then I found these sugar cookies... in the last two weeks I have made these cookies 3 times. They are glorious! Plus, you can whip them up in about an hour and half. PLUS, they're pretty :)
Friends, family and co-workers always love cookies, but another group of people who REALLY love cookies that you may not know about is the residents at The Ronald McDonald House in your city.
If you didn't know, The Ronald McDonald House is a home away from home for those who have children in the hospital, and they love receiving baked goods. It really adds to that sense of home.
So whip these puppies up! Save a few for you, give some away to those around you, and give some away for those in need of a little comfort.
Soft Sugar Cookies
recipe adapted from University of Cookie
- 11 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 3 1/3 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- food coloring of choice