green globs and definitely not trees.
Then I look at the recipe again and realized that I had only added 1 1/2 cups instead of 2 1/2 cups of flour..
and I told myself that this was the last time I was going to read a recipe and walk away and mix it.
Even though I often feel as if I have recovered quite well from the small strokes about 5 months ago... there are still things I often discover that I need to alter in my daily life in order to have the best possible outcomes. :=)
I used to be able to read a recipe and walk away from the book or computer screen and would only go back after mixing to double check the cooking time ...
and now I know that I need to have the recipe right there next to me while I am making something that I only do a few times a year.
And I need to stop being so hard on myself and keep reminding myself how lucky I am that they were only tiny strokes and not a big one. :=)
Imagine what a difference 1 cup of flour makes?
I might add that the failed 1st batch of cookies are incredibly light and buttery tasting and go great with coffee. Brownie loves them as well. :=) Even tho they don't look so great....first impressions are not always correct in a lot of cases not concerning cookie failures -- :P
Hope ya'll have a very happy Christmas... for those of you who celebrate it.....
And wishing all of you a very wonderful New Year.
Here's the recipe for these little sugar cookies. When you use the cookie press.... they are small little bite sized morsels for some and 2 tiny bites for others.... and maybe 3 or 4 bites for the wee ones... but one thing I've noticed year after year.... no one ever eats just one unless of course it is the last one left hee-hee...
(or guess I should say Ho-Ho-)
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter softened
1 1/4 cups confectioners sugar
2 egg yolks
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 400 F . Sift together flour and salt and set aside.
2. In a medium bowl,cream together butter and sugar. Stir in egg yolks, almond extract and vanilla extract. Gradually blend in sifted ingredients.
3. Fill cookie press with dough and shoot cookies about 1 1/2 inch apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
4. Bake for about 6 to 8 minutes.
* note--sometimes I add green food coloring to the mix if making Christmas trees or red food coloring for Valentine hearts etc. before adding the dry ingredients.
I usually sprinkle with some colored sugar before cooking and then drizzle a little confectioners sugar glaze on top after they are out of the oven.
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