Saturday, December 11, 2010

MilSpouse Friday Fill-In

I'm a day late, but late is better than never; I have had a rough week and this is keeping me distracted long enough to not think about anything:)

1. What do you see your life like in 10 years?
In ten years I will be 29- I see myself as either a nurse practitioner or a nurse anethesist. I would like to have kids by then.
2. What do you like most about your job?I am a certified nurse aid. The thing I love the most about it is the smile on the residents faces, they are so lonely and many of them have 0 family. We are all they have.
3. What are three things you do every day, no matter what day it is?Check facebook, take a nap, drive.
4. What would you do with an extra five hours in the day today?I used an extra five hours to sleep today ;) Yes, I am quite a lazy person during the winter time!
5. What is your favorite Christmas (or whichever holiday  you celebrate) cookie recipe (please share!)?

Vanilla Sugar Cookie


1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons (4 ounces) granulated sugar
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks; 6 ounces) unsalted butter
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons (11 ounces) all-purpose flour
1   large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, salt, and baking powder.  Set aside.
In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the butter, and sugar and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy.  Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
Add the flour mixture in 2 batches, scraping down the bowl after each addition.  Beat until the dough just comes together, being careful not to over mix.
Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface.  Form the dough into a ball, wrap it in plastic, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Place the ball of dough between two pieces of parchment paper and roll out to 1/4 inch think.  Keeping the dough in the parchment, transfer to a cookie sheet and place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 350 F.
Cut out the cookies in the desired shapes and places on a half-sheet pan lined with parchment paper or an ungreased nonstick cookie sheet, at least 1 inch apart.  Transfer to the freezer and chill for at least 15 minutes or until they are stiff.
Bake until the cookies are light golden brown, about 10 minutes.
Let cookies cool completely on the sheets before decorating.  (They will still be soft when they come out of the oven and may break or become misshapen if they are moved off the sheets before cool.)

1 comment:

  1. hey! I am just stopping by from the Fill-In. It's awesome that you're going to school to become a nurse. I'm planning on becoming a neonatal nurse! Can't wait to read more! Lydia


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