Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day with the Shumways

Doug and I decided that we aren't going to do anything for Valentines day... we are on a budget- and in preparation for Wicket, we're just trying to save up. So instead of Flemmings and Godiva we made Valentines Day cookies and decorated them, played volleyball and he helped me study for my Med Path test next week... ah, love.

This recipe was truely the best, Doug said it was as good as Granny B's...SUCCESS; a better than Granny B's review would be aiming too high.

We made so many cookies, that we decided to share the wealth around the community... so I hope they all like lots of frosting;)


1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 cups sour cream
5 to 6 cups flour (until desired consistency for rolling)

Cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, vanilla and sour cream. Mix in dry ingredients. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Preheat oven to 425ºF.

Roll out dough to a 1/4 to 3/8 inch thickness using a generous amount of flour. Cut out shapes and bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 8 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Frost and decorate as desired. Yield: a dang lot

PS. These may look like they're not quite done when you take them out- but that's ideal... the perfect done-ness is just slightly golden on the bottom.

1 comment:

  1. Mmmmm...those cookies sound good! We wish we could have played volleyball with you guys! Next time!