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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Goode Goodeness: MMM...Sugar, Sugar

Well we finally managed to outsmart that pesky Grinch Bug this weekend and made ourselves some sugar cookies ;)

We started out with 2 sticks of  light margarine. Now, if these cookies had been for a someone other than us, we would have started out with 2 sticks of butter or regular margarine. But since it was a treat for us we tried to lighten it up a bit.

So, 2 sticks of your preferred butter-like substance

Add to that 1 /3 cup Splenda

And 2/3 cup Sugar

Cream the sugars and butter-like substance together ;)

Then throw in a tsp of Baking Soda or Baking Sodee as my Grandma would say.

Add a Tbsp of vinegar

And a Tbsp of Almond Extract. I am addicted to Almond Extract. I blame my sister-in-law. She had the most amazing almond birthday cake this past summer and ever since I HAVE to have almond in everything. I heart vanilla, but I am obsessed with almond extract.

Now, I prefer the real deal--pure almond extract-- but I had some left over imitation from my many almond tests so these babies got the fake stuff.

Mix'er up and add 1 1/2 cups flour

Scrape sides of the bowl with a spatula and pop in the freezer for 1/2 hr.

In the meantime, grab the cutest two year old you can find and put the biggest apron in the house on her...

Roll chilled dough into 1 inch balls and press on cookie sheet and let the two year old do her magic

Ohh pretty...

Don't be fooled, this is very detailed work

Pop them in a 300 degree oven for 20 minutes and voilĂ !

Yummy, crunchy almond sugar cookies

Addie tested and approved


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