Cold and blustery, but sunny - major change from yesterday. The lead photo on this page was taken LAST January... no snow this year since Halloween.
I had a wonderful leisurely day - anotherenjoyable visit and lunch with a former student, then more cookie baking! This time, the second half of the Butter Cookie batch.
Ingredients: 1 lb. butter
2 cups sugar
4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
Cream butter and sugar; add eggs, salt, and vanilla. Add flour gradually. Refrigerate, covered,overnight. ( I form this batter into sticky rolls and roll in waxed paper, and freeze to slice and bake later)
For rolled/cookie cutter cookies, roll thinly on floured surface.
Bake at 400 degrees on ungreased cookie sheets for 5-9 minutes or until brown around the edges.
After the cookies, I mixed and baked my own version of Chex Mix - more Cheerios than anything else. All cleaned up now, and ready for some reading.
Here is another favorite Christmas card - with one of my favorite birds. I have several who are regular visitors to the suction cup feeder on the window of my bedroom: