i feel so blessed by the family i am surrounded with.
we spent our time cooking,
playing in the yard with the kids,
doing a little crafting,
and just enjoying the general magical feeling
that is this time of year.
a simple table setting with the best we could find
between myself and emily.
some old embroidered napkins...my one and only scruffy table runner...
and a splattering of various silverware.
it turned out pretty lovely i thought.
the first turkey carved in our home.
a false alarm on doneness...
but nevertheless tasty tasty.
super cute bunting emily made for the kids chairs
with all of their names on it.
and today spending the morning in the warm sun outside... we picked these from our garden. we have so much to be thankful for... esp our extremely full bellies! hope your thanksgiving was just as lovely! and many thanks to all of my readers, you're fab.u.lous.
cream butter and sugar using whisk attachment of electric mixer on high speed until light and fluffy....about 5 minutes.
on low, add in eggs one at a time...then add vanilla.
separate bowl: whisk together dry ingredients
using paddle attachment on mixer, slowly add dry ingredients until well incorporated.
wrap dough in plastic wrap and refridge for 30min to 1 hour. (they say longer sometimes, but my house is kind of chilly right now, so it seems to work out just fine).
Preheat oven to 350. Roll them out to desired thickness (1/4 in is good). Cook for 10 minutes, unless doing really tiny circles like i did...only 6-8 minutes.
Let cool and frost!
4 large egg whites, room temp
1 lb. confectioners sugar
beat egg whites and sugar using whish attachment of electric mixer on low to incorporate sugar into whites.
increase speed to high for 7-10 minutes until icing is thick and shiny
divide into bowls and add desired food coloring.
makes a rediculous amount of cookies.
before we had kids Ed and i would make them for Christmas gifts. he would get maybe way to into it while i ate too much sugar and got really hyper...bounced off the walls giggling, and then we were left with an absurd sugary mess all over the kitchen and table tops, and yet still we could not muster up the strength to frost them all. so just be careful...they can be dangerously fun and awfully messy but oh so worth it.