Sunday, February 12, 2012

scalloped hearts

i found some!  i found some!
scalloped heart-shaped cookie cutters!  i have been waiting years for these beauties!  
my first recollection & realization of true sugar cookie love was when i bit into a perfectly baked, scalloped edged, pale pink frosted sugar cookie.  i was about 8 or 9 years old and i had met my match.

since then, i have been on the lookout for scalloped hearts.  i'm sure i could have gone into any specialty shop and tracked some down, but come on, i barely make it to target & walmart these days.  speaking of walmart, that is where i found them last night!  they came in a pack with two other red regulars.
i grabbed them and jumped for joy!  sam laughed, i cried.  okay, i didn't really cry, but almost!  happy tears!  my nostalgic pale pink cookie is soon to make it's glorious return!

you probably think i'm crazy.  i get it.  however, when it comes to nostalgia, i get passionate.  i get that from my dad i think.

so, here's what's gonna happen:  my friend natalie learned that we both share a deep connection with sugar cookies and she sent me her sugar cookie roundup along with her friend's favorite recipe.  

i have used the same sc recipe for years, so this is huge for me to be trying a new one.  the ones i usually make are pretty darn good! 

but, i am going to go out on a very skinny limb here and put her recipes to the test.  they will be carefully cut with my scalloped cutters and then iced with her pale pink frosting.  this is big time!  i am so excited!  i am putting some major faith in nat & her friend natalee today!  

Sugar Cookie Recipe
2 cups butter
2 cups sugar
6 eggs
6 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tsp. almond extract
7 cups flour
LOVE – lots & lots of love

Cream butter & sugar. Add eggs, baking powder, vanilla and almond extracts. Add flour. Roll dough @ 1/3” thick – bake at 375 degrees for 6-7 minutes.  Add the LOVE from start to finish… :-)

Powdered sugar
Vanilla extract
Almond extract

stay tuned as i unveil quite possibly, the best sugar cookie ever!
p.s. have you enter my shop giveaway yet?  if not, hurry and enter before it's over!

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