January 17, 2010 in cookie
I don’t have an artistic bone in my body. I’m not ashamed to admit it. I can’t draw to save my life. In fact, back in high school I took a marine biology class and our teacher made us memorize a couple hundred different sea creatures. Part of that was drawing each one. My teacher called me out in front of the entire class when my shrimp didn’t exactly look like a shrimp. I’d share the picture but it’s not really family friendly. ;)
You’ll never see me decorate a big fancy cake but one thing I’ve been itching to do is learn to make pretty cookies. But see, my lack of drawing skills is making that difficult. I even called my husband in to help me with these cookies and not even he could fix my messy lines.
But that’s not what I want to talk about. I wanna talk about the SAINTS! (Please ignore the fact that my cookies scream more “Go Longhorns” than “Geaux Saints”. You guys know I’m most definitely not a Longhorn fan. My store was out of gold so I got copper because I didn’t realize it would be orange.)
We love our Saints around here and were pumped for yesterday’s game when we heard that the Deuce has returned. That was my reason for making these cookies. To celebrate my alltime favorite Saint. Unfortunately, he didn’t play.
The Saints won, as if there was any doubt. The cookies? Oh yeah, they were good too.
from Annie’s Eats
1 cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cp sifted flour
Cream butter. Add powdered sugar. Blend in egg, almond extract, vanilla, salt and flour. Chill dough until firm. Roll to 1/4” thickness on well-floured surface. Cut with cookie cutters. Place on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 min. Cookies should not brown. Frost and decorate when cool.