Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Mor Mor "Sleep Over" Sugar Cookies Sept.25th

Mather Street, OAKLAND.

We always counted the days till sleepovers with baking at night and sweets in the morning, Mom and Dad being out of the way.   But hey!   How can you have a sleepover when you all live together?  So we managed to get rid of Alanya and Mikej for a full afternoon and hit the sugar.  

Selim was in charge of part 1:

Cream together
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup soft butter
1 large egg
1 Tb real vanilla extract

Naveed was in charge of part 2: 
Sift in
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tartar
Mix well

Mor Mor did wrap-up [and clean-up] :

Chill dough for at least 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 375 F
Roll (using powdered sugar on the rolling pin and surface)
or form into drop cookies.
Decorate and bake on parchment lined baking sheets.

Selim looks like he's concentrating on his cutting, but he's actually concentrating on listening to the Giant's Game.  They lost, but at least we had the cookies....

San Francisco Giants catcher Chris Stewart, right, tags out Arizona Diamondbacks' Miguel Montero in the first inning of an MLB baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, in Phoenix. Photo: Paul Connors / AP 

Selim's first cookies were cut outs.

So were Naveed's

 But then Naveed went into free form and flattened hunks of dough into circles.  Chocolate chips or mini marshmallows were the decorations. 
He didn't have as many cookies as Selim because he ate most of his dough.

Selim decided this was a good idea, and made an even bigger one.

Tasting was taken seriously, 

but the verdict was a solid yum.

In fact, the returning parents couldn't keep their hands out of the cookie jar.  (Not that we have one.)


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