Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Belated Valentine's Party****Updated with recipe!

Today our homeschool group is having our Valentine's Day party.  It was scheduled for Friday but with 9-12 inches of snow on the ground we moved it.  That may not be much to my friends from up north but you have to consider that there are no snow plows in Texas...as a rule we never need them.  The last time there was anywhere near this much snow was in 1964!

Each family has to bring a dozen treats for the party. That sounds like a lot but most of the families have many more than 1 child.  I baked these beauties yesterday with help from my daughter.  I have had the recipe from a friend since the late eighties and they are in a word amazing.  I didn't double the recipe because I forgot that you really need to.  It only makes about 15 cookies but they are the best you will ever have. Even Sydney and my mom can only eat one.  Sydney ate one yesterday and told me she was still full today from the cookie!

Vanilla Almond Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing!

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup butter
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond extract
2 1/2 flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tartar

mix sugar, butter, egg vanilla, almond extract. Mix in flour, baking soda and cream of tartar. cover and ref. bake at 375 8 to 10 min. I just watch them after 8 min.
Then you frost with cream cheese icing (the kind in the can).


  1. Post the recipe!!!! Love a good sugar cookie and frosting recipe. Those look awesome.

  2. That sounds sooo yum!!! ONE cookie filled the tummy of a child?! I must try this recipe! :)

  3. They do look good. And, exactly what I don't need right now! Won't stop me from trying, though.