What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Friday, February 09, 2007

All set to go!

Once I arrived, I made some Valentine's Day punch-which I did not get a photo of...but it was good, none the less. It was just frozen pink lemonade concentrate and a 2 liter bottle of lemon-lime soda, topped with raspberry sherbert. The first batch had already disappeared before the party had even 'officially' started! Posted by Picasa

To make ribbon cookies you need only to poke two holes (with straws) into the bellies of still warm sugar cookies and then thread with ribbon. If you would like to use this recipe (which was very good)...

You need:
1 c. butter, softened
3 c. sugar
3 eggs
3 t. vanilla extract
7 1/2 c. all purpose flour
2 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1 c. buttermilk

Corse sugar or sprinkled, optional

In a LARGE mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla.

Combine dry ingredients in another bowl. Gradually add to creamed mixture, alternating with buttermilk. ( A note on buttermilk-I got the GREATEST thing a while back that avoids requiring having an infrequently used perishable item spoil...that is, buttermilk POWDER. It is WONDERFUL. You simply add water!) Make into three balls, cover and chill for about an hour.

On a heavily floured surface, roll out one dough ball to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with cutters and place 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Sprinkle sugar, if desired.

Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes or until edges are SLIGHTLY browned. Cool 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. While still warm, poke two holes into cookies with a straw. When completely cooled, thread ribbons through holes and tie into bows.

Repeat with other balls of dough, or freeze for a smaller batch. This makes A LOT of cookies-and NO, I could bear to add the ribbon to ALL of them! :-)


Mrs. B. said...

You are an amazing woman! Where do you get all that energy? Oh yeah, I remember your mom being that way too. Between you and Elizabeth, your husbands are so spoiled!!!! I just remember trying to keep my head on when I was your age.

Rebecca said...

The trick is to do NOTHING for weeks at a time and then, when enough energy has been built up just BINGE on projects until, the following day you are ready to veg out again. :-)

Kelli said...

YUM!!!! They are almost too pretty to eat!

abigail said...

What a pretty tray! I'm glad to hear all went well, as if anyone had any doubt that it would.