12/12/12

Check out that date – 12/12/12!

That’s not happening again anytime soon! Seems like a party should be in order, but nothing like that is happening around here.

Mr. H went to work for a couple of hours this morning, came home for lunch and left again on errands.

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I did some cleaning and laundry this morning. Whoo hoo!

Then Norah and I made and decorated some Christmas cookies.

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We used my mom’s mom’s recipe. It’s a good one. Or maybe I should say, best ever. Here is the recipe if you are interested…

Gramma Patch’s Best Ever Sugar Cookies

  • 1 c. butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 2 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cream of tartar

Now do the cookie mixing thing  – cream the butter and sugar – add the egg – mix – add the vanilla and almond – mix – in a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, cream of tartar – mix – add to creamed mixture – mix until just combined.

You can either gather the dough into a ball, place between waxed paper, press into a disc and refrigerate until firm and roll out and cut out shapes – or – you can do the slice and bake method – or – you can use a cookie scoop and press them flat using the bottom of a drinking glass dipped in sugar. I used the last method.

Bake them at 375 degrees F. 7-8 minutes or just till very lightly browned. Underbake them if you like them soft, bake them till they’re a bit browned if you like a little “crunch.”

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Garrett was our official taste tester.

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The one cookie policy did not please him.

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Nothing else too exciting around here. Garrett’s napping. Norah’s coloring.

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Tonight we will be going to church. Norah has her Cubbie pizza party. She is very excited about that.

Hope you have a good 12/12/12!

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