Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sugar Cookies

I love Hobby Lobby. Almost as much as I love Target. I have to limit my patronage to both stores or I fear we would have lovely clothes, and lovely decorations, but a sorely empty bank account.

Anyhoo, I was wandering through the Christmas aisles, sifting through their boxes and bags to wrap homemade goodies in, when what to my wandering eyes should appear?

Lollipop Sticks!

They didn't belong where I found them, some careless shopper had decided against them, and carelessly tossed them into a pile of treat bags.

I had an epiphany! When I lived in Arlington, Texas I had a coworker who loved to order cookie bouquets for her husband. I considered them frivolous yet delicious and I especially thought they were super clever.

Guess what I did? I rolled my sugar cookie dough out a little thicker than usual, and inserted the lollipop stick!

And does anyone besides me wonder why my stone is balancing precariously off the edge of my counter?

I must interrupt this post for a brief word from Popcorn "Mommy, I can't believe you are making a big mess on your counter! You always tell me to 'be careful not to spill sugar all over the counter' every time I make cookies." I quickly replied, "Well, I prefer to roll out cookies this way." She shot right back at me, "Well, you can use that wax paper in the pantry, and you won't make such a mess." Good to know, darling. Good to know.

Return to subject:

It worked great! Disclaimer: We have not decorated these cookies yet. I didn't get home until after 6, and by the time I fixed dinner, we ate, and cleaned the kitchen, there was no time for cookie decorating. I will let you know how that works out tomorrow night!

Hey! What about that apron? I got that for ten bucks. I saw it at Kirkland's and I had to have.

Had to. I'm tellin' ya.

Please, try to control your jealousy over my mad picture taking skills. Not everyone can own a fancy schmancy point and shoot camera like me!

I can't wait to decorate them! Is this a fun idea, or what? Now, what you've all been waiting for...THE RECIPE!

Sugar Cookies

2 c butter
8 oz cream cheese
2 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla
2 c sugar
5 c flour

Combine butter, cream cheese and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla until combined. Stir in flour.

Refrigerate dough overnight (or a few hours in the freezer if you're impatient like me)
Roll out and cut into shapes.
Bake at 350 for 12 minutes.

Confession: I got this recipe off of All Recipes.com, and then a friend posted it on facebook a few weeks ago, and reminded me of it so I feel that I can't really take credit for the recipe....

But I'm totally OWNING the lollipop idea!


Marilyn said...

Have fun. They look soooo good. I hope that you will bring at least ONE to me.

April said...

I am totally taking credit for being that facebook posting friend! Great cookies on a stick idea!! :)