Time to get back on track after a week of
distraction and chaos.
Not overwhelming chaos but enough to make
a difference in my otherwise quiet little life.
But lets give this chaos an official title,
Captain Chaos, aka "the husband".
Its not him... its me.
I REALLY like my life to have order, and I
am okay with the disorder that my kids bring
to the everyday. But the MAN is something else.
Its not his fault
Its his job that takes him away for
long durations of time.
I am sure there are lots of other wives
who's husbands are also
CIA Agents that know what I am talking about...
No he is not a spy... though that would be
Regardless of his occupation, when he
does finally make it home it takes a few
days to get into a domestic routine.
And the trouble is he KNOWS that I bake and blog.
So its hard to pretend that I am a moron in the kitchen.
Funny thing is that I do quite a lot of baking
when he is home but have no time to blog it.
I am lucky if I get a chance to photograph any of
it before its devoured by the male beasts
that roam my house.
Fortunately I was able to bake AND photograph
these fun cookies in between baking pies,
cinnamon buns, coffee cake and of course the
gazillion loads of laundry that kept
birthing out of the laundry basket.
So enough about me, lets get on with
Cherry Limeade Sugar Cookies
3/4 cup unsalted butter softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup icing sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 pack cherry Kool-aid ( unsweetened )
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
In stand mixer combine butter and sugars.
Beat until light and fluffy.
Add kool-aid, vanilla and eggs.
Mix well then add flour, baking powder and salt
Mix until all combined.
Divide dough into two 8 x 2 inch logs.
Wrap in plastic and chill for at least one hour.
Preheat oven to 350 F
Line cookie sheet with parchment
Remove cookie logs from refrigerator.
Cut into 1/2 inch slices.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes
Remove from oven and cool on cookie rack.
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 1/2 cups icing sugar
1/2 pack lime Kool-aid
3-4 tablespoon milk
maraschino cherries with stems
Beat butter, icing sugar, kool-aid and milk
together until frosting is fluffy. Adding more
milk if needed.
Frost cooled cookies using a piping bag or just spread
frosting on top of cookies. Complete with cherries on top
of each cookie.
Pink sprinkles would be good too.