Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Fabulous Cookies & Awards!

Good Wednesday morning everyone! Thanks everyone for participating in another contest. These are too much fun for me, so look for another giveaway next week. Okay, here is the winner of the last basket:
Alex and Pam. Who said: We ate at Siam Cuisine last weekend in Wichita, KS and it was the best Thai food we've had. YUMMY. Our new favorite. And, hi Alex! I am glad to have a 10 year old reader! E-mail me at priscilla91@iowatelecom.net so I can get your prize out to you.

In case you were wondering, Olive Garden is my favorite restaurant. And, here is a recipe for some amazingly delicious sugar cookies we love. They are light, fluffy, & not hard at all. Hope you enjoy them!

"Sour Cream Sugar Cookies"

1 cup butter softened
1 cup sour cream
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla (I use almond instead)
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
4 tsp. baking powder
5 cups flour

Cream butter and sugar. Add sour cream and mix, Add eggs and vanilla. Sift dry ingredients together and add gradually. Mix well. Refrigerate for about 1 hour. Roll dough out 1/2 inch thick on well floured surface (may be a bit sticky so flour well). Cut out round cookies (I used the top of a glass). Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Frost when cool. Makes 4 dozen.
Cream Cheese Frosting:
3 tsp. vanilla (or almond)
6 cups powdered sugar
12 oz cup cream cheese, softened
A few tbsp. of milk (may need more depending on consistency)

Mix all together.
Onto the awards. Jodi over at Live Today, Cherish Yesterday, Dream Tomorrow gave me this "your blog is fabulous" award. Thanks so much Jodi! I am going to pass this onto:
  • Cristine at Cristine Cooks. I love Cristine's blog, and I love how she posts delicious recipes every day.
  • Mel at Made By Melissa. Melissa has a great blog and her pictures of her food are super!
  • Pam at For The Love Of Cooking. Pam has one of the best food blogs around. Her recipes are so yummy!
  • Lisa at Jersey Girl Cooks. I enjoy reading each of Lisa's posts and her food looks delicious!

Joan over at 3 Girls, Me, And A Recipe gave me this "butterfly award". Thank you so much Joan, getting awards are the best! I am going to pass this onto:
  • Sarah at Mrs. JY Cooking. I recently found Sarah's blog and I am enjoying it. She recently had a bridal shower and her menu looks super delicious!
  • Jessica at Turkey Cookies. I love reading each of Jessica's posts - her writing is fabulous!
  • Cristine at Cristine Cooks. Can you tell I love her blog??
  • Nicole at Test Kitchen Recipes. Nicole has delicious looking recipes and I look forward to each of her posts.
  • Teresa at A Blog About Food. Not long ago I discovered Teresa's blog and I am enjoying reading each post.

See you next with a easy but utterly delicious recipe & snowboarding pics! Happy Thanksgiving!


Lisa said...

Thanks Priscilla and congrats on your awards. Have a great Thanksgiving!

Cara said...

Hi! I live in Wichita...do you have a link for how I can get in touch with this person suggesting that restaurant?!?

Marisa said...

Those cookies look amazing! I love that you used almond extract in them--that's my "secret" ingredient. I'm loving the new look of the blog!

Cristine said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! You made my day!!!

Your cookies look delicious! I use almond extract in my sugar cookies,too!

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Pam said...

I love that you have a 10 year old reader - too cool.

These cookies are making my mouth water Priscilla - look at that thick frosting and moist cookie. YUM. Excellent photos too.

Thank you so much for passing this award on to me...it means a lot.

Rosie said...

Hi Priscilla, those cookies are really delicious!

Isn't that lovely to have a 10yr old reader and congrats on winning :)

Many congrats on all your awards sweetie.

Rosie x

Danielle said...

I will be sure to give your sugar cookies a whirl...I've been on the search for the perfect recipe for over a decade! Seriously! I tasted amazing sugar cookies once at a farmers market and have yet to be able to duplicate their fluffy vanilla goodness!
Congrats on your awards and have a happy turkey day!

Jessica said...

Thank you so much for the award...I love discovering new blogs from these awards, too.
To answer you question about the borders around my photos, I have no idea how that happens. I've actually been trying to get rid of the border because it chops off some of my photos, but alas if I knew html I would tell you! I will try to figure it out, though...and if I do, I will report back! Have a great Thanksgiving!

Amanda said...

Wow those cookies look soooo good! I just made some frosted pumpkin cookies, these remind me of them. mmmmmm

sarah said...

Thank you so much for the award, Priscilla! It my first one. I really appreciate it! :) Those sugar cookies look perfect and delicious!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the award Priscilla! Your cookies look delicious!

teresa said...

Well, congratulations, and thank you! This is my first award, so I'm a little giddy about it!

Happy Thanksgiving darling!

Maria said...

I haven't made sugar cookies in a long time. Thanks for the reminder. Happy Thanksgiving!

Eric and Pam said...

Thanks for the prize! We're so excited!

Those cookies look scrumptious. :-)


Meg said...

Congrats on the awards! Those cookies are amazing!

nicole said...

Thank you so much for the award. They really make my day. :)
I've always wanted to make these sour cream cookies. I'm sure they are so soft and delicious.

Bella said...

Your cookies are so creamy, can't wait to taste them.

Ruth E said...

These really are fabulous cookies, they look real delicious! I love the cream cheese frosting too

giz said...

Congrats on the awards. I can just imagine having great fun with a multitude of different coloured cream cheese toppings.

Sara said...

I love frosted sugar cookies, they happen to be my favorite cookie of all time! Yours look great.

Joanna said...

those cookies look amazing! i love a good sugar cookie. i used to get the smiley face cookie at eat n park all the time when i was little (meaning like 16 yrs old) haha

Alex said...

I made those and they are soooo good!!!

Rebekah said...

yummy! These cookies look delicious! Sour cream makes everything taste better, doesn't it :)

Kaitlin said...

i have to make these! they look so good! olive garden is my all time fave too!! i can never get sick of going there =)

Allie said...

Congrats on your awards! Your cookies look like the ones they sell in the store. How do you get them so perfect?

Balisha said...

Hi Priscilla,
Ohiomom sent me here. I was hoping she would put a fabulous cookie recipe up for Christmas.She told me to check out your blog. Wow...wonderful recipes. I'm so glad that I found you.I'm a little older than you...in my 70's and fairly new to this blog world. Isn't it great the people you "meet" blogging. I'll be looking forward to reading more. Wonderful blog.

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