Friday, February 06, 2009

How Many Dozen??

Good Friday Morning, everyone! Boy, am I beat. I am so glad it is almost the weekend! Cody recently decided to be in Spanish Club. Even though he does not even like Spanish. Typical kid, typical boy, and you will see where I am going with this in a minute. Apparently, there is a field trip next Friday. Over to Vermont to see the Flamenco (sp?) dancers at the Flynn Theatre. Well, that is reason enough to be in Spanish Club, right? Miss a whole day of school?! ALRIGHT! So if you wanted to go on the trip, you had to pay for your ticket, and make something for a bake sale (today) to help pay for the bus. She also requested that it had a Valentine feel to it, as the holiday is so close at hand. So when Mom and I went to town the other day, I picked up sprinkles, cello bags with hearts, and all kinds of baking supplies. I have been trying not to bake, so I hadn't bought any flour/sugar, etc. since the Holidays! I did a double batch of spritz cookies, in pink, and white, and I did a triple batch of sugar cookies, complete with royal icing and sprinkles. Cody did the sprinkles!
I think I made about 10 dozen cookies last night, at LEAST! I was so tired I was drooling. I finally got done, got them all packaged, and went to bed after 10 pm. I made 20 packages for the bake sale, and a special one for Cody's best school buddy, the nurse. Here is my recipe for sugar cookies. I have been using it for years, and it never fails! Always remember not to roll them out too thin!
Keri's Sugar Cookies:
3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 1/2 cups flour
Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Sift in flour, b. powder and salt. Let chill until easy to work with. Roll out to a 1/4" thickness and bake at 350 for 5-7 minutes.
*I don't let them get brown at ALL. Not even a litte bit.*

Royal Icing (from Martha Stewart dot com)
2 cups conf. sugar
2 1/2 tblsp. meringue powder
1/4 cup water.
Blend well and add coloring if desired!

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I used a zipper bag with the tip cut off, for the icing. I use an offset spatula to fill in the middle..Here is what the bake sale packaging looks like:
I used a cute punch with a Purple Onion Designs sentiment for the middle, and tied it with a pink ribbon. Purple Onion Link is in the sidebar!!

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Here is the special treat for our friend, the nurse. I got this cute box at Michael's and loved it!! They have all kinds of prints for the holidays. I filled it with goodies and tied it with a huge grosgrain ribbon, and a sentiment tag.
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Now all I have to do is make up a tray for tomorrow's SU! workshop!
Have a great Friday!
**Keri**

13 comments:

CandyW said...

Oh yum, Keri!!!! I am drooling over those cute cookies. And the packaging is fantastic - bet yours will be the first to be sold!

Lisa Renéa said...

I'm tired just reading this! Cookies look super delish! Have fun on the field trip, Code-Man!

Becky said...

How sweet is this :), the cookies look so yummy. I am doing heart shape cupcakes :),

Jennie said...

Love your blog header...wow!

Know the cookies were a hit! They are fun to make with your children. I am ready to bake, but right now kids are down with fevers...so no baking. Maybe tomorrow.

Jennie said...

Love your blog header...wow!

Know the cookies were a hit! They are fun to make with your children. I am ready to bake, but right now kids are down with fevers...so no baking. Maybe tomorrow.

Jennie said...

Love your blog header...wow!

Know the cookies were a hit! They are fun to make with your children. I am ready to bake, but right now kids are down with fevers...so no baking. Maybe tomorrow.

Colleen said...

Those Valentines look great!!

Jennie said...

Love your blog header...wow!

Know the cookies were a hit! They are fun to make with your children. I am ready to bake, but right now my kids are down with fevers...so no baking. Maybe tomorrow.

Jennie said...

Love your blog header...wow!

Know the cookies were a hit! They are fun to make with your children. I am ready to bake, but right now my kids are down with fevers...so no baking. Maybe tomorrow.

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

OOOO! Adorable cookies! They look so professional!

I'm taking this recipe...

glitzen said...

I agree with another poster, I'm tired just thinking about baking all those cookies! Your packages are so darn cute.
I'm with Andi, I'm totally stealing your recipe...

tina said...

These look fantastic!! Your bags and tags make them even more darling. You have worn me out with just the thought of baking that many cookies! Cut-outs put me over the edge, i haven't made them in years because they are so much work. I'll have to try your sugar cookie recipe, that's my DH's favorite kind- iced sugar cookies.

JudyB said...

Hey, lady! I am off to make my Valentine cookies!! Thanks for the new recipe. I will for sure let you know how they turned out!!!