Thursday, 12 May 2011

Happy Mothers Day!


This year was my second mothers day as a mom myself, and although my little critter is still a little too young to throw his arms around me and tell me how much he loves me, I still get super spoiled.  I find it so sweet that T uses Mothers day as an opportunity to show me that he appreciates what I do for our little family.  What can I say, I'm so lucky and I love my boys!!!!!!
This year for Mothers Day we had alot to celebrate and women/moms to appreciate!  There's my mom and T's mom of course but My Dads mom was also visiting as well as my sister who is a great mom to two little  boys.  so wanting each of these lovely ladies to feel special and appreciated on mothers day H and I decided to attempt our first joint project in the kitchen........due to his age H was mostly a fantastic cheerleader but he did get in there a few times and get his hands dirty. lol


Our little project consisted of making rolled sugar cookies with almond icing (one of my sisters favorite)

Cookies:

Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon butter flavored extract (optional but does give the cookies a richer flavour. you can get it at Michael's if you're wondering)
  • 7 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt



Directions

  1. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and flavorings and mix well. Stir flour, baking powder and salt together. Add to batter and mix well.
  2. CHILL 3-4 hours or overnight before using.
  3. Roll cookies out approximately 1/4 inch thick.
  4. Bake cookies at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 8-10 minutes. This dough keeps well in a covered container in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks.
  5. Decorate as desired. enjoy.





Icing:  

Ingredients

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • assorted food coloring

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, stir together confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth. Beat in corn syrup and almond extract until icing is smooth and glossy. If icing is too thick, add more corn syrup. (I like mine to be piping consistency.....which is quite thick)




Pretty cute aren't they!

I hope that all moms felt special and appreciated on Mothers Day!


2 comments:

  1. We all appreciate you, even Miss Bear.

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  2. They were delicious! Thank you :-)

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