Saturday, September 17, 2011

"I have been dreaming..."

Dean has a couple of new phrases he employes a lot recently.

One is, "I really would love...
  • to fly on an airplane
  • to go to New York
  • to stay with you in nursery (said while hysterically sobbing. Matt took Walt and Dean home from church early last week since Walt was sick. They both fell asleep on the drive home!)
Another is, "I have been dreaming..."  (Or I really have been dreaming...)
  • of making a circle of pillows around me (he said that this morning on my bed...)
  • of making the kind of cookies you can frost with red frosting and yellow frosting and blue frosting (etc.)
These are just a few of the examples I can think of in the last few days. He uses them a lot thought. It's pretty funny.

I couldn't resist and we did end up making the cookies. I basically hate using food coloring with the boys at the stage that they're at because it seems to get EVERYWHERE!!! But, it's worth it in the end. Walter ate as much cookie dough as he could get in his mouth. And probably just as much frosting by itself. I don't make sweets with them often, so when I do I TRY and chill out a little about my sugar freakishness. They had fun.

I got the recipe from a friend. It's kind of a soft, pillowy sugar cookie that makes me think of the Granny B's sugar cookies with pink frosting. The best thing about the recipe was that the dough was not hard to work with at all and I didn't have to chill it.  The boys had a lot of fun and though it was messy, I was able to keep up with it without it getting too out of control (though Walter's face and hands may say otherwise...)

Big, Soft Sugar cookies:
3 C flour (original calls for 3 1/4, but it seemed pretty floury so I used the last 1/4 to dust the table)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

In a large bowl combine and mix for 2 min.:
1 C sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 stick butter
1/2 C. sour cream

Combine wet with dry ingredients, roll out (not too, too thin) and cut shapes. Bake on greased baking sheet at 375* for 7-9 min. (Done, but NOT brown.)

Cool and frost

Her frosting recipe was as follows:
1 pound powdered sugar
1/3 C. evaporated milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1 stick melted butter (mine was very soft, but not melted)


Ashley Canady said...

Hey Celia. What is a cube of butter? 1 stick?

Celia Marie (W.) B. said...

Haha. I think I had that same reaction when I first read the recipe, but yes, it's a stick. I'll change it because I bet others could get confused.

Lois said...

I probably should give you some cookie cutters the next time you are here. I have a bunch. Cute, cute boys!

Ashley Canady said...

Thanks Celia!!