Food Friday: End of the World Cookies

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It’s that time of year again when time slips away and you don’t know if you are coming or going.  On top of that we had to deal with the end of the world.  But I think we can all breath a collective sigh of relief since as far as I can tell, the world hasn’t ended.  Thankfully the all knowing all seeing Vlad Putin has been kind enough to enlighten us:

“I know when the end of the world will come,” Putin said with his usual confidence during a press conference on Thursday. “When?” asked a nervous journalist. “In about 4.5bn years,” he replied. Sighs of relief were breathed across Russia.

That good news plus a tall cold vodka tonic made me feel much better about the world in general.  Then I realized it was Food Friday!  Yay.

All I could muster this week were some traditional Christmas cookies which I baked for my son to take over to his father.  It was my good deed for the week.  Luckily it comes with benefits as I can showcase them here.  For you.  Lucky you!

These are basic Christmas cookies.  If you don’t have cute cookie cutters, use a glass and make round ones.

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Sugar Cookies

2.5 cups flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

pinch of salt

1 cup butter

1 cup sugar

2 large egg yolks

2 tsps vanilla

colored sugar for decoration

Combine dry ingredients.

Cream butter and sugar.  Beat in eggs and vanilla extract.  Blend in dry ingredients.

Cover and chill 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Lightly oil 2 baking sheets.

Roll out dough on a floured surface to about one-quarter inch thickness.

Cut out cookies and place on the baking sheet.

Sprinkle with colored sugar.

Bake 9-11 minutes.

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Let cool.  I threw in a State of Minnesota cookie cutter just for kicks.  Can you find it??

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Eat!!

They aren’t fancy but they are functional and taste pretty good.

I’m heading out for the wilds of Wisconsin pretty soon here.  I’m hoping to see lots of snow!

Happy Holidays!!

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