Friday, February 22, 2013

Snowy Days...

So, on this snowy day we baked, go figure.. right!

Today we made butterfly sugar cookies! The boys even helped me frost them... 

Then I sent them out to play in the fresh snow!

My sweet little Eli... playtime!

Kaden Frosting!

Cameron Frosting!

Finished Product!

Playing in the snow... burning up some energy!

Until Next Time... God Bless and Take Care,

Thursday, February 21, 2013

1/2 day of School=Craft Time!

So, today was a half day at school... So my house was filled today! On every half day of school we make some sort of craft for the upcoming holiday or season... Today was Easter! The kids had a pretty good time, and even with a migraine I was able to pull off craft time with 3 little boys! 

Here is a look at what we did:

We had a little down time to just "color" Here is my sweet boy, Cameron!

 Here are the bunnies I did to show the boys!

Here are the bunnies the boys did, in order: Kaden, Owen and then Cameron.. he wanted really Big ears!

Here is a look at the ducks we did!

All proudly displayed on the door or should I say "make shift bulletin board!"

Kaden got his homework done, while I was baking cookies... go figure!

Finished product: Toffee Chip Cookies, not too bad!

Overall we had a pretty productive day! Stay tuned tomorrow... we are baking again, this time Sugar Cookie Butterflies! Nothing beats a snowstorm like a warm kitchen, and flour on your apron! 

Take Care,

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Best Sugar Cookie Ever!

So, we made the Best cookies today! Finally after many years of searching and baking, I found the best rolled out sugar cookie! Below is the recipe!

Sugar Cookie:

1 1/2 Cups of Butter (soft)
3 Cups of White Sugar
4 Eggs
2 Teaspoon Vanilla
5 Cups All Purpose Flour
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon Salt

1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt (with a spoon) Cover and chill overnight!

2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roll out dough on a floured surface. Cut into shapes. Place on cookie sheets. I sprayed mine with Pam first.

3. Bake for 6-8 minutes, Cool Completely! I baked mine for 7, and they were perfect!


1 Cup Powdered Sugar
2 Teaspoons Milk
2 Teaspoons Light Corn Syrup
1/4 Teaspoon Almond Extract
Food Coloring (optional)

1. In a small bowl stir together powered sugar and milk, until smooth. Beat in corn syrup and almond extract until icing is smooth and glossy. If icing is too thick, add more corn syrup.

2. Divide into separate bowls if more than one color. You can either dip, paint or frost cookies!

*I needed 4 batches of frosting for about 50 cookies!

Here are a few photos of today!

Enjoy! The Cookies are Great!

My Big Helper!