Sunday, June 23, 2013

Flag Cookies

I am so happy summer has arrived. Do you have any plans this summer? Our big plans are my children are attending camp during the day. At first, they really didn't want to go but now love it. Also, my sister is staying with us for the summer with her two girls. I love having them around but the best part is when we have dinner at night with all the kids. They really enjoy listening to my husband's stories about when he was young. Do you share a lot of your stories at dinner time too?
My abstract flags
Frosted Soft Sugar Cookies
4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 Tbsp vanilla extract

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In another bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy.
  3. Add one egg at a time and mix well. 
  4. Add the vanilla and scrap down the bowl.
  5. Slowly, add the flour mixture. Mix until incorporated.
  6. Cover the dough and chill it in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  8. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  9. Scoop about 1/4 cup of chilled dough and roll into a ball.
  10. Place on the parchment paper and flatten slightly.
  11. Space the cookies about 3 inches apart.
  12. Bake for 10 minutes or until the cookies are just set. Don't over bake.
  13. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring onto a wire rack. Allow to cool completely.
5 cups powdered sugar, sifted
6 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
2 tsp vanilla extract
7 Tbsp milk (more if needed)
Sprinkles red and blue if making the abstract flags
  1. In a medium bowl, add the sifted powdered sugar.
  2. To the bowl, add the melted butter, vanilla, and the milk.
  3. Whisk the mixture until smooth. 
  4. Frost the cooled cookies and top with the sprinkles.
Recipe adapted from Annie's Eats.

One year ago......................I made Virgin Bloody Marys.
Did you already know........
-Summer solstice for this year was June 21st.
-Today the moon was closest to the Earth than it will be all year.
-Since the moon will be a full moon when it is this close to the Earth, it is called a Supermoon.          

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