Happy Valentines Day!
Patty Davis’ Sugar Cookies (our favorite recipe)
1 c. butter
1 1/2 c. sugar
3 Tbsp. cold water
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
4 c. flour
Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, water, and vanilla and mix well. In a separate bowl, sift the salt, baking soda, and flour together, then add to the butter mixture. Roll dough into a disc between sheets of parchment paper and place in a large ziplock bag. Chill in fridge for a few hours at least. Roll out thin and cut shapes. Bake at 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes. Cool completely on wire rack and spread with frosting.
2 1/4 c. powdered sugar
3 Tbsp. water
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1 Tbsp. light corn syrup
2 tsp. butter
food coloring (optional)
Mix all together, adding powdered sugar gradually.
Aren’t the little holidays the best? No stress, just pure fun. Nina made this sweet little purple heart for me and Clayton, and it will be staying on the fridge where I can see it for the next few months at least.
What do you think of these “retro” (if 1990 qualifies as such?) Valentines I found at a boutique? I laughed so hard about the recycling one especially, I couldn’t pass them up. I saved the Superman one for Clayton, because you know, he really is neat.
My mom and my sister Hailey’s mother-in-law (BFFs) doorbell ditched us, which is the classic way to deliver Valentines in my opinion. The kids’ faces lit up when they saw the pile of treats on the doorstep, then the older kids ran to see if they could find out who left it. So hilarious to find Grandma and Gladys hiding around the corner of the house, giggling away!
These crayon hearts are practically members of the family. They’ve spent Valentine’s Day with us for at least a decade.
Happiness and love to you today!
Nina and I put these little blooms together for her preschool class.