Did you know that baking cookies could make you cry? I didn't know that until today. As I started pulling out the ingredients for the cookies, Princess P grabbed her little stool and came running into the kitchen saying 'I help you mommy'
Right there my heart broke. She has no idea that the reason we were baking was because of a horrible act. She was just pure innocence wanting to make cookies.
So that's what we did. We made big cookies with lots & lots of sugar sprinkles. Every kid loves sprinkles right?
We made smaller cookies with just as much sprinkles. We even had a little fun & made cookie cups.
Then I picked her up and gave her a hug & kiss. I thanked God for these moments & I said a prayer for the parents who had lost the chance to have more moments & said a prayer for their angels.
Yield: about 4 dozen cookies
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 & 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- 2 & 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- pinch of salt
- red & green colored sugars
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line your baking sheets with parchment paper or non stick foil.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs, vanilla and almond extracts and beat until well combined.
In a separate bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the flour mixture to the butter and mix on low speed until the mixture is smooth and no dry flour remains. Fold in large palmfuls of both the red & green sugar sprinkles.
Scoop the dough by rounded 1/2 tablespoons and place on the prepared sheet pans two inches apart ~ these cookies spread so make sure to give plenty of room. Sprinkle with more red & green sugar on top if desired. Bake for 8 – 10 minutes, or until the cookies are just golden brown at the edges. Cool for a couple of minutes on the pan then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
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