Friday, February 14, 2014

Kissing and Cookies Day!

It's Kissing and Cookies Day!!! One of my favorite days of the year!!! 

I admit, I don't spend much time cooking, but there's one cookie that I'm willing to take a break from writing for to make. It's my mom's sugar cookie recipe, and they're the same sugar cookies Kate's mom, Sophie, makes in The Devil Drinks Coffee! I only make them a few times a year because eating them requires me to spend so much extra time with Jillian Michaels...but, Valentine's Day is one of those times! In honor of kissing and cookies, I'm sharing the recipe with you!

Happy Valentine's Day, my fabulous friends!

Natalie/Sophie's Super Sugar Cookies
1 cup of butter softened, not melted
1 cup of sugar
Cream together

2 Eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla (the real stuff)
Beat together

3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon nutmeg
Beat together

Add flour and milk, alternating them as you mix
3 cups flour
3 Tablespoons milk

Chill dough for an hour before rolling out on a flour dusted surface.

Bake at 350 degrees for 9-10 minutes.

Sugar Cookie Frosting
1/2 cup of butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon of cherry flavoring (usually in the baking or candy making aisle at the store)
3/4 bag of powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk (add more milk if you want a thinner frosting)