Hello once again random citizens of the internet, it is I, the one, the only, Alicia’s Hubby!! GOOD NEWS!!! As I am sure you have already guessed, Alicia liked my post and so I have been allowed to continue (crowd cheering). So I will proceed with at least one more post (we shall see if the approval continues).
The other day I was craving cookies (very specifically cookies and not just simply something sweet), so I decided to make some. After perusing my wife’s pinterest board (so many tasty looking things on there), I found this delicious cookie recipe and yes, it was FREAKIN’ DELICIOUS! Once again, this is something you could make for some one and impress them with your mad baking skillz (even if you don’t actually have much). Oh, here is the link for the original post.
Oh, also, side note here: Alicia wanted me to mention that, yes, that is in fact the only cup that I will have tea in. The reason for this is it is the perfect size for one cup of tea and it has a cute kitten on the side so, ya.
Ingredients for the Cookie:
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter-flavored shortening (I just used Salted Butter, cause who has butter-flavored shortening on hand)
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon maple extract (I just used Aunt Jemima Pancake Syrup)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Ingredients for the Glaze (My wife was very insistent that it is not a frosting, but actually a glaze):
- 1½ cups powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 teaspoon maple extract (once again, Aunt Jemima Pancake Syrup)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions (the part where you do things):
- Preheat the oven for 375ºF (or something in metric)
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (wax will burn, so don’t do that)
- Mix your dry ingredients in a medium bowl (whisking) and set aside
- In a separate bowl, cream the sugar and the shortening (butter) together with an electric mixer. (For those of you who have no idea what creaming is, basically take the butter and make sure it is soft, throw it in a bowl with the sugar. Mix together till it forms a icing looking mixture. That’s it.)
- Add the egg, vanilla extract and maple extract (syrup) to the sugar and shortening. Beat it together till mixed.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones slowly (they recommend in 1/2 cup increments, I just mixed it a dolap at a time).
- Make small balls of dough and put on a cookie sheet.
- Bake for 8 minutes. After 8 minutes I pushed them down and let them bake for a minute or 2 more so that they were nice and flat, you don’t have to do this.
- Remove from heat and put onto a cooling rack (I just picked up the parchment paper and put it on the cooling rack, worked pretty well).
- Now let those cool and make the glaze (not frosting).
- Throw (well, maybe not throw; more like a gently place) all your ingredients for the glaze into a bowl and mix it up till smooth.
- Take a large spoon and pour the glaze (once again, not icing nor is it frosting) onto the cooled cookies (make sure they are cool otherwise it just goes everywhere).
And Voila! Once again you are able to impress all those people around you with your mad cooking skillz! I hope once again you are impressed, shocked and amazed random citizens of the internet, but now, once again, I will say farewell. Until next time (unless Alicia really doesn’t like this).