Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

I spent part of my Sunday baking yummy cookies for my Valentine.

Baking can be almost meditative for me.

No music, no TV... just listening to the birds chirping outside and our bulldog snoring in her bed.

And when you're done you get a yummy reward.

Hope you're Valentine's Day is as sweet as ours.

If you would like to bake these yummy cookies for your sweetheart here's the recipe.

Almond Sugar Cookies

2/3 C. shortening and butter
2 C. all purpose flour
1 egg
3/4 C. sugar
1 Tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest
dash of salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
Mix shortening and sugar, add egg, mix. Add milk and flavorings.  Mix in flour, baking powder and salt. Divide dough into 3 parts, wrap in saran wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours or more.

Roll out dough to 1/8 inch thick, Cut into shapes.

Bake at 375 on an ungreased cookie sheet for 6-8 minutes. Let cool then frost.



1 32 oz. bag of confectioners sugar
2/3 C. melted butter
1/2 C. milk
2 teaspoons of almond extract
add in coloring

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