Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

A perfect way to start a day:
"I drew this picture for you and Papa because I love you."
Happy Valentine's Day!
Making cookies as a family:

Mommy had the dough and frosting all ready.
Isaak is big enough to cut out shapes by himself.

Noah gets a little help from daddy.
Working together is a team effort.

Daddy baked the cookies...

..while mommy helped with the decorating.

Just a random thought:
Why is it that the boys always get the long eyelashes?

My daughter Amy always gets rave reviews when she shares these sugar cookies with neighbors and friends.
The recipe is a family favorite from Dano's mother.
Dayton's Sugar Cookies
Dough:
1 C. sugar
1 C. butter, chilled cut in cubes
3 T. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
3 C. flour sifted
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda
Cream the sugar and chilled butter that has been cut in cubes. Add the milk, vanilla and egg.
In a separate bowl sift the flour, and add the salt and baking powder.
Add the dry ingredients 1/3 rd at a time to the creamed mixture.
Wrap the dough in cellophane and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
Frosting:
1/2 C. butter, chilled and cut in cubes
Sift together and cream with butter:
1/4 C. flour
2 C. powdered sugar
Add until creamy:
1/4 C. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
dash of salt
food coloring of your choice

10 comments:

Lori Holt said...

Happy Love Day Nedra...
have fun kissing on your "little valentines" today!
xx
Lori

Merete said...

Happy Valentines to you too! The cookies looks delicious :o)

Material Mary said...

The children are adorable. The cookies look delish...and the Valentine from Isaak--priceless.
Mary

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Aren't you so glad you get to enjoy them right now. Very sweet.

Micki said...

Happy Valentine's Day! Love the way you all were baking together.
Micki

Lois Evensen said...

What a beautiful Valentine's Day. That series of priceless for now and in the future. Such a beautiful family you have!

Hugs,
Lois

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

How sweet is this post! and I know my grandson has great eyelashes too!

Notjustnat said...

Happy Valentine's Day Nedra. What perfect scene for Valentine's Day. The best way to celebrate love - Hugs Nat

Truffle queen said...

Think I'll make some of these cookies! I've never heard of frosting with flour as an ingredient (except for the Twinkie filling frosting)! The cookies look so cute - but not nearly as cute as the kids!!

MB in MI said...

dear nedra---i TOTALLY agree about the eyelashes! have always thought so! well--at least we have our mascara! and you have beautiful grandchildren! love to read your blog--thanks!! :-)