Hibernating another day here in NJ. This morning when I took my daughter to the school bus it was 17 on the car thermometer. She insists on getting out of the car when the bus goes by at 7:26 am to meet up with the kids at the stop. The bus comes about 4 minutes later. My hands were numb by the time I got back in the car. Gloves? Nah, they don't fit right with fake nails.
I skipped the gym, came home and threw in some laundry, vacuumed, cleaned the kitchen, and then proceeded to mess it up making cookies. I used the below recipe, but skipped the preserves and confectioner's sugar and added sprinkles instead. They are a good shortbread cookie. Safe to make, because the wrestler son doesn't like them, and he is needing to make weight on Wednesday night.
So here's the photo of the day
Here's the recipe
3/4 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons raspberry or strawberry preserves
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg yolk; mix well. Stir in the flour by hand. On a lightly floured surface, gently knead dough for 2-3 minutes or until thoroughly combined.
Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make an indention in the center of each. Fill each with 1/4 teaspoon preserves. Bake at 350 degrees F for 13-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks. Dust warm cookies with confectioners' sugar if desired. Cool.
And a bonus photo