Yesterday, my car had a flat. I was driving down the street and the hazard light came on and started blinking. The indicator said my front left tire was low. I watched as the pressure reading went down to 14. I decided I needed to get off the road. Then it started raining. I was going to be late to work and I had to create something in Access because my 35-year old boss thinks everyone knows how to use Access. I sat there for a few minutes and I thought – I need a cookie. I just heard on TV or Facebook or Twitter or somewhere that baking for your family shows you love them. Right now, I needed to bake for me to show somebody loved me.
When I was in elementary school, we used to have the best butter cookies in the world. They were 2 for a nickel – I know I just dated myself. We’d get those cookies and some chocolate milk. It was the best treat ever! Right now, I needed a cookie.
I found the recipe for those butter cookies and I am going to share it with you. They are super easy to make. The recipe makes two dozen cookies, but if you are single, cut the recipe in half. A dozen cookies should make anyone feel better. Two dozen might indicate you need professional help to solve your problem….
Elementary School Butter Cookies
2 Sticks of Butter (Softened at room temperature.)
2/3 cup of sugar (3/4 cup if you really like sweet)
1 Teaspoon of vanilla
2 Cups of flour
Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla until it is nice and fluffy. Add the flour about a ¼ of a cup at a time. Form 12 balls and press down with two fingers. Place on a cookie sheet and cook for 12 minutes at 350 degrees. (Oven temperatures may vary so watch them closely.)
Let those cookies cool about 5 minutes and get out your chocolate milk. Next week, we’ll talk about how many steps it takes to walk off those cookies, but for now – show yourself some love! Eat a cookie.