Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies are light fluffy moist and oh so soft! This batch was made for our bake sale to benefit Farm of the Child
I cannot even explain to you how busy the last week has been! I was lucky enough to get tickets to an advance screening of Dinner for Schmucks and got to spend a night with the boys at the movies. I love being the girl in the all guy group, especially at a movie like that.....where every minute or so Brandon would throw his hand in front of my eyes. I'm 26 guys! Don't really need to hide my eyes anymore! The movie is funny. Ridiculous of course, but look at the premise. Are you really expecting anything sophisticated? Paul Rudd was rather disappointing. But I laughed myself sick so it's all good.

This morning however caused my coworker to ask me if I'd had a rough night and took up drinking. Okay, so casual Friday is being taken to a slightly grander extreme today. My oversized white tee, dark shades, ratted hair, slumped hobo, and pained expression.......well yeah, I can see what he was saying. I look like a little I partied just a little too hard. What did I do?


When my roomate asked if I wanted to come to this event I thought....oh sure that'll be fun! Um. Worst definition of fun. Mobs? Bridezillas? Henchmen? Bartering? Hoarding? SCARY! Scariest form of fun ever. These women go crazy! And let's just take a moment to consider whether or not it is socially acceptable to strip down to a bra and underwear in the middle of the store and try on dresses. I was shocked by first of all, some people's confidence in their bodies. They were NOT that attractive. But also, their sheer brazen disregard for any form of social propriety. You are in a store! Not your home! Deck yourself out in spandex and have a little pride woman!

And so today I am a little worse for wear (as was every dress paraded through that store). I'm posting something that isn't new, borrowed or blue. Here it is: my old fashioned sugar cookies!
merry christmas in july as well! i usually make these for holiday plates in december. 

Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

1/2 c. butter
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
3 c. sifted flour
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 c. evaporated milk or heavy whipping cream

Cream butter, adding sugar gradually. Cream until soft and fluffy. Then add eggs
one at a time, beating after each addition.  Sift dry ingredients together.
Alternately add ingredients and cream to egg sugar mixture.  Mix well.

Chill 3 hours or overnight.  Roll out on a well-floured board or countertop to 1/4-1/2
in. thickness.  Shape with floured cookie cutters.  Bake on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet at 350 for 8-10 minutes.

(a secret:  the cookies won't be brown at all when they are done-press down lightly on a cookie when 8 min is up.  If the cookie springs back the cookie is done)

Old Fashioned Sugar Cookie Frosting

1/2 c butter
4 oz cream cheese
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
2-3 c powdered sugar (just enough to sweeten)

Whip softened butter and softened cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add
vanilla and powdered sugar mixing until well combined.  Add milk to bring
frosting to desired consistency.