Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookie Recipe

Remember when you were a kid, and your mom baked you cookies? Well, today, I’m baking up something tasty and delicious just for you. And, it’s a perfect treat with your favorite cup of coffee. As promised in my newsletter, Coffee With Lorelai, here is a fantastic Sugar Cookie Recipe.

 

 

Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookie Recipe

A Delicious Heart-Shaped Treat

 

This recipe is so simple and can be used whether you are rolling out your sugar cookie dough, or pressing it into a cookie mold. For these heart-shaped sweeties, I used a beautiful cookie mold pan.

 

 

This pan is always fun to use any time of year, but for obvious reasons, it is especially nice at Valentine’s Day.

Here are a few TIPS for using a non-stick Cookie Mold Pan:

  1. Do not over bake the cookies. The raised edges around the cookies will hold in heat while they cool.
  1. Let the cookies cool in the pan for at least 15 minutes on a cooling rack. Then, turn the pan over and give the bottom of each shape a gentle, yet forceful, smack to release the cookies.
  1. Remember that the cookies will raise a little during baking. You can adjust the thickness of the final bake by adding more or less dough to the mold.

 

Sugar Cookie Recipe

Here’s What You Need:

Butter, Sugar, Salt, Eggs, Vanilla extract, Almond extract, and Flour. Optional: Frosting or Cookie Glaze.

How-To:

  • Pre-heat oven to 375° F

  • Cream softened Butter, Sugar, and Salt until light and fluffy. (I use my new KitchenAid mixer on medium speed).
  • Add one Egg Yolk, beat slightly
  • Add one Whole Egg, Vanilla extract, and Almond extract, beat slightly. (If you don’t have almond extract, Rum extract is very tasty).
  • Add Flour, and beat on low until well mixed. Do not over beat. The dough will be sticky-ish.

 

  • Press dough into ungreased cookie molds. Fill each shape about half way.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until edges are slightly browned

 

  • Let cool in pan for 15 minutes
  • Remove cookies from pan, and finish cooling on wire racks
  • When cookies are room temperature, you can Frost or Glaze.

 

 

If you are Rolling your Sugar Cookie Dough to use Cookie Cutters:

  • Wait to pre-heat your oven
  • Once Dough is mixed, Divide in half and wrap in plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate for at least one hour, or over night
  • Take sugar cookie dough out of freezer, and allow to sit at room temperature for at least 10 minutes
  • Pre-heat oven to 375° F
  • Knead dough until smooth
  • Sprinkle work surface and rolling pin with flour
  • Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness for best results
  • Sprinkle flour as needed to prevent dough from sticking
  • Use Cookie Cutters to stamp out desired shapes
  • Place cookies on baking sheets covered in Parchment Paper
  • You can bake your cookies and they will hold their shape, but if you need them to be absolutely perfect, place prepared cookie sheets in the freezer for exactly 10 minutes to re-chill
  • Once re-chilled, take out of freezer and bake for 8 to 10 minutes
  • These cookies should not have browned edges
  • Now, you have the perfect Sugar Cookie

 

These cookies are great for sharing. We put a special package together to take to Luke’s dad for his 85th birthday this past week. He loved them!

The wrapping was simple. All it took was some wax paper and ribbon. I placed the cookies pretty side down on the wax paper, and folded the wax paper around the sugar cookies. Then, I turned the package over so the pretty side of the cookies were up, and tied my ribbon around the wax paper to hold it closed. It was a perfect old-fashioned wrapping for an old-fashioned style sugar cookie.

 

 

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Want a Printable Recipe? Well, here you go:

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Sugar Cookie Recipe
 
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Type: Dessert
Ingredients:
  • 1 Cup - Salted Butter (softened)
  • 1 Cup - Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon - Salt
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 large Whole Egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon - Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon - Almond extract
  • 2-1/2 Cups - All Purpose Flour

    Optional: Frosting or Cookie Glaze.
Directions:
  1. Pre-heat oven to 375° F
  2. Cream softened Butter, Sugar, and Salt until light and fluffy. (I use my new KitchenAid mixer on medium speed).
  3. Add one Egg Yolk, beat slightly
  4. Add one Whole Egg, Vanilla extract, and Almond extract, beat slightly. (If you don't have almond extract, Rum extract is very tasty).
  5. Add Flour, and beat on low until well mixed. Do not over beat. The dough will be sticky-ish.
  6. Press dough into ungreased cookie molds. Fill each shape about half way.
  7. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until edges are slightly browned
  8. Let cool in pan for 15 minutes
  9. Remove cookies from pan, and finish cooling on wire racks
  10. When cookies are room temperature, you can Frost or Glaze.

    If you are Rolling your Sugar Cookie Dough to use Cookie Cutters:

  11. Wait to pre-heat your oven
  12. Once Dough is mixed, Divide in half and wrap in plastic wrap.
  13. Refrigerate for at least one hour, or over night
  14. Take sugar cookie dough out of freezer, and allow to sit at room temperature for at least 10 minutes
  15. Pre-heat oven to 375° F
  16. Knead dough until smooth
  17. Sprinkle work surface and rolling pin with flour
  18. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness for best results
  19. Sprinkle flour as needed to prevent dough from sticking
  20. Use Cookie Cutters to stamp out desired shapes
  21. Place cookies on baking sheets covered in Parchment Paper
  22. You can bake your cookies and they will hold their shape, but if you need them to be absolutely perfect, place prepared cookie sheets in the freezer for exactly 10 minutes to re-chill
  23. Once re-chilled, take out of freezer and bake for 8 to 10 minutes
  24. These cookies should not have browned edges
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Poise Halloween Craft – Ghostly Peedy

Ghostly Peedy

A Halloween Craft

 

Do you have Poise? Or does LBL dampen your confidence?

Can you believe Autumn is just around the corner? Pretty soon the leaves will start to change and pumpkins will appear everywhere. Autumn is quite possibly my favorite season. I love the rich bold colors, and the amazing aromas. My Spiced Chestnut hand soap and lotion are dying to jump out of the closet and into action!

With the Autumn, also comes one of my most loved holidays–Halloween. So, it was time to create a craft to use for decoration. Poise Thin-Shape pads came to mind, and Ghostly Peedy was born.

Why, Peedy, you ask? Well, let’s face it. Poise is all about pee–those Light Bladder Leakages (LBL) that can be so irritating and embarrassing. It is bad enough for me, a grown women, to have to deal with this issue from time-to-time when my asthma is acting up, but imagine being a child. Rory’s Mitochondrial Disorder has a myriad of symptoms that has included LBL. Poise® was a definite face-saver for her in middle school.

The New Thin-Shape pads from Poise are made specifically for LBL with Super Absorbent Material and Thin-Flex design making them 3x drier than period pads. So, Recycle Your Period Pads and create something fun–like Ghostly Peedy!

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Pads, Badminton Birdie (or Shuttlecock), Hot Glue Gun, Glue Sticks, String, and Googlie Eyes

Craft Directions:

  1. Open a new, unused period pad
  1. Cut off one side of the pad
  1. Trim off the top layer of the pad. Repeat steps 1-3 until you have 5 or 6 pads prepped.
  1. Clean of the back side of the top layers
  1. Put some hot glue on the head of the badminton birdie
  1. Attach the first layer

  1. Tack both sides down to the birdie head with hot glue
  1. Then glue the back down
  1. Put hot glue on top of the first pad on the badminton birdie head. Repeat steps 1-6 until you have attached all of your prepared layers.
  1. Figure 10 shows what it should look like from the top
  1. Figure 11 shows what it will look like from underneath
  1. With the ghost sitting upright, tie the string tightly around the “neck” of the badminton birdie (the area between the rubber head and the skirt. Knot the string in the back. Bring the string ends around to the front and tie the string into a bow. Leave string tails hanging for decoration. (Cut a length of string that is long enough to knot around the birdie, wrap around the front and be tied into a bow with enough string to hang down the ghost body.)

  1. Hot glue on the Googlie Eyes
  1. Using a needle and fishing line or thread, you can stitch through the top of the ghosts head to add a hanging strap. Tie the fishing line or thread, and pull the knot down next to the head.

Don’t lose your confidence, keep your poise–with NEW Thin-Shape pads from Poise.
Get your FREE SAMPLE here https://ooh.li/a18df15!

What fun ideas can you create to #RecycleYourPeriodPad ?

 

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