Thursday, February 14, 2008

Baking cookies = Making memories

Happy Valentines Day!

I have such fond memories of the times I spent w/ my Mim as a child. She was just the BEST! She loved when we would come over, and she always had something fun for us to do, whether it was showing us how to use her liquid embroider or how to sew, or baking!
I remember she sent out Valentines to us grandkids, and it was always such a treat when the mailman would deliver them.
Ahhh, there is just nothing that will ever replace these memories!

Anyway.....having such a beautiful Grandmother has surely given me the desire to create wonderful memories for my only grandchild "Zoey" to take through life w/ her.

We planned to bake Valentine cupcakes and cookies, and the plan was for her to come to my house, but she was feeling under the weather, so I packed up the cake mix, the homemade Sugar Cookie dough (Mim's recipe), the sprinkles and candies to decorate them with, and off I went to Zoey's house.

What fun we had.......she rolled out the dough herself, and cut the cookies out too if you look closely at the first pic, you can see she has flour all over her face..hehe! I used to think everything had to be perfect, and I would do everything for my own kids instead of letting them do it themselves. I now realize it took all the fun out of it, the cookies don't need to be perfect, they're only for us, and we have no one to impress. What is most important is the learning and the fun of getting your hands dirty, and believe me.....Zoey did just that!

The cookies are yummy, and the cupcakes (yellow w/ cherry frosting) are scrumptious!

Thank you Zoey, for creating such fun memories w/ YaYa!

Old Fashioned Soft Sugar Cookies

1 1/2 cup Sugar
1 cup Butter
2 eggs
1 tsp. Vanilla
4 1/2 cups sifted Flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 cup sour cream

Beat butter and sugar til light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat well. Add vanilla.
Sift together the flour, soda, salt, baking powder and nutmeg. Add to creamed mixture alternately w/ sour cream. Mix well. Chill dough overnight and roll out on floured board (not too thin).
Bake at 375 for 8 to 10 minutes just til set.

Take time to make a memory :)


Nancy Lee Malay said...

Zoey couldn't be any cuter! I love how her little T-shirt matches the cookies and cupcakes--and that sweet little face!!!

You are such a wonderful Grandmother to her, Patty.....How blessed to live close enough to share all these great times with each other!


Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

What a sweetheart Zoey is!! She will cherish these times with you forever. What a wonderful gram you are!! Thanks for sharin' Patty. :> )

Cookie said...

What a wonderful post... it takes me back to times with my grandma Lynch - making sausage biscuits and drinking coffee with lots of Milnot and sugar in those old thick milky green ceramic coffeecups.
I adore the pics you got of your day with Zoey - and you are so right, these are the times she will never forget!
Patty, you are always such a great encourager - I've got something waiting for you on my blog. Thanks for always being you - you are such a blessing to me.

Dogpatch said...

Nancy, thank you so very much! See what you have to look forward to, and I know you are gonna be such a great Grandma, cuz you're already a super Mom!

Karin, thank you, and thank you for making sharing fun!

Cookie, thank you, I'm glad this post took you down memory lane yourself! Isn't it great how we all encourage one another, sometimes w/out even knowing we have.

Lana said...

Awww Patty ~ what a wonderful Ya-Ya you are to Zoey! I'm sue that she will never ever forget these memories.

Suzanne said...

Awww, how fun! Making memories in the kitchen...and they look really yummy too!