Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sour Cream Cookies

UPDATE: Emily made these and I loved her variation on the frosting.

Emily said: "If you like my hieroglyphic cookies, here's what you do: add more milk to thin the Browned Butter Icing, be too scared to brown the butter and just melt it real good, and use a Ziploc to make random squiggles/cave paintings. And then give them to all your favorite people that don't know Japanese."

Cool, no? Thanks, Emily!

The original recipe is below.

I got this recipe from my aunt Lisa, who made them for our bus tour for my grandparents 50th anniversary. I had never had them before, but these cookies are GOOD.

I think they must be the softest cookie I've ever had. Because when I accidentally left them sitting on the counter for too long, I expected them to be dried out and hard - but they were still as soft as when they came out of the oven!

1/2 c. butter
1 1/2 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
3 c. sifted flour
1 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. sour cream

Cream butter and brown sugar; add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition; add vanilla. Sift dry indredients together and add alternating with sour cream to creamed mixture. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for about 12 minutes. (I do 7 or 8). Cool and frost. Makes 6 dozen.

Frost with Brown Butter Frosting.

Brown 3 tablespoons butter, add 1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar, 1 Tablespoon milk, and 1/2 tsp. vanilla. Beat until smooth. Be careful not to brown the butter in the frosting too much. :)

Originally posted 11/14/06 without picture

Tuesday, September 09, 2008


Today marks 3 months since I added sitemeter to my site to keep track of how many visitors I'm getting here.

Even as infrequently as I post, I'm getting a good amount of traffic.

So, thanks to everyone out there in cyberspace for the support. My family (okay, mostly my dad) can't believe I have that much site traffic.

("I mean, I know you have friends, but who are all these people?!")

Love you Dad. :)

Monday, September 08, 2008

M&M Cookies by color

Baby shower, anyone?

You could use specific color M&Ms to make these cookies fit any special occasion.

School colors
Holiday colors
Baby showers

Anyone have any other ideas?

Sunday, September 07, 2008

A Beautiful Spread

It's all about Presentation.

Sometimes knowing how to serve your food makes all the difference.

So here are some pictures from a recent gathering I attended where the food looked as good as it tasted. Enjoy!

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Friday, September 05, 2008

Use Those Cookie Cutters

Use those cookie cutters and rock those little scout's worlds.

My sister made these when my brothers received a scout award. I should know which award it was, but I am still learning. (Primary President and Stake Primary President, don't listen)

Someone more versed in scouts, please help me out here.

To make these, start with brownies, then work your magic with the cookie cutters, frosting and powdered sugar.

Or it just might be that my mom is the only person in the world who has cookie cutters in these shapes.