I had a laid back, relaxing weekend. I am absolutely loving being done classes, and just doing work on my thesis. It is far less demanding of my time and energy and I am free to spend much more of my time doing what I want to do. This weekend included dinner with friends, a road trip to visit my mom, and lounging around the house.
Eats have been great over the last few days. These were the highlights ...
Mmmmm, gotta love extra crispy bacon, perfectly cooked in the oven. No mess bacon that snaps right in half - just how I like it!
This evening I baked a bunch of cookies for my students' valentines treat bags. They will dry overnight and I will bag them tomorrow.
I think that these are the best sugar cookies ever!
Best Sugar Cookies
- 1 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup butter
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2.5 cups flour
Cream the butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. Add the dry ingredients and mix. Cover dough and refrigerate for an hour (or more). Roll about 1/4 inch thick or a little more, cut, and bake for 6-8 minutes at 400.
These cookies are soft and delicious and by far the best sugar cookies I have ever had. I decorated them with royal icing (5 T meringue powder, 1 tsp cream of tarter, 3/4 cup warm water, 5 cups icing sugar) that I coloured with pink paste colour. I added water to thin the icing out for flooding.
I am looking forward to this week because it is my last week before holidays!
Are you making any valentines treats?
How was your weekend? What was the highlight?