However, in the midst of all of our problems, the hubby and I found a simple and quick sugar cookie recipe and made a night of it on Saturday with our daughter, Rayne. This will be her first year Trick-or-Treating and I'm trying to make the most out of it by carving pumpkins, watching Halloween movies and visiting some of the free events our town has going on. So that's the subject for my blog party post - our family night of cookie making.
This is the recipe my husband found and luckily, we had everything in our cabinets already!
- 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup softened butter
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 to 4 tablespoons buttermilk
- Sprinkles or colored sugar, for decorating
|Mixing the dry ingredients together|
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in dry ingredients. Add enough of the buttermilk to moisten the dough and make it soft, not wet.
Roll rounded teaspoons of dough into balls and place on a ungreased cookie sheet. With a brush or fingers, moisten the top of each cookie with the remaining buttermilk and slightly flatten the top of each cookie. Sprinkle with raw sugar or colored sprinkles.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until slightly golden. Let stand for 2 minutes before removing to cool on a rack.
|Watching the "expert" :)|
|Rolling it flat. She LOVED this part.|
|Cutting out a pumpkin cookie|
|COOKIES! What a ham... :)|