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Posted by on Dec 14, 2012 in Dessert | 0 comments

Frosted Sugar Cookies

Frosted Sugar Cookies

What has been the highlight of  your day lately?

Yesterday,when i asked myself this question,my answer was playing with my three year old in his room for over an hour.Making cookies with him,later in the afternoon.This little boy of mine is talkative and keeps me fully entertained,if i allow myself to be entertained instead of being stingy about my “me” time.And i did 🙂

Frosted Sugar Cookie|handfulofjoy.com

Frosted Sugar Cookie|handfulofjoy.com

Buzzword of the season is “Busy” around here.I would have liked  the buzzword  to be ,desperate anticipation for Christ with the heart people may have felt who heard the prophesy some 2000 years ago.

So how do you conquer busy-ness?I try to manage it at best i can.My thought this Christmas have been,I don’t want to get so busy “doing” the Christmas  that i forget  “living” the Christmas.I told myself,if in this season of anticipation, my joyful heart is being eclipsed by scheduled traditions,i must stop continuing them until i get right with Word of God..So i have caught myself questioning the intent of my heart in the midst of uptight schedules,like putting one more wreath on my  front door can wait or must i run laps to get it done.*I stopped.*

Frosted Sugar Cookie|handfulofjoy.com

Frosted Sugar Cookie|handfulofjoy.com

We settled on easy ideas for our family to be in God’s word on daily basis.One of them is doing advent reading.My 3 and 5 year old have looked forward to it this year and have been  eager to open us up on prayer everyday.My daughter looks for the verse of the day from our advent tree afterward.I simply recycled my thanksgiving tree by spray painting the branches gold,

  • added couple of tags with verses written.Tied up with purple ribbon
  • and for little diversity,added white draw string pouches,printed verse inside, for those specific days,when we set out to serve others either by visiting ,handing cookies or sharing some time from our schedule with some  lonely people.
Since Purple(Royal),pink(Anticipation) and White (Purity) are advent colors.I tried to use those colors in making this advent verse tree.
For those who don’t know,advent means  “anticipation” for the coming of Messiah.It is a period of waiting.Joyful waiting.Pastor John Piper explains advent and devotional in his advent ebook .We decided to stick with the scripture reading list from our church.
 

Frosted Sugar Cookie|handfulofjoy.com

Frosted Sugar Cookie|handfulofjoy.com

Yesterday was our white pouch day,as we set out to hand some cookies to those who protect us and keep us safe.Policeman and Fireman.My little boy had asked about taking cookies to fireman for at least an year.Hopefully next one will not have to wait that long.
 
We  made some chocolate chip cookies and frosted sugar cookies.I have a favorite sugar cookie recipe my friend Emily had shared earlier.

Frosted Sugar Cookie|handfulofjoy.com

Frosted Sugar Cookie|handfulofjoy.com

I just tweaked it a bit,taking inspiration from JosephsGrainery and result was still the amazingly delicious.

 
 
Frosted Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

  1. 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  2. 1 cup cake flour(sifted)
  3. 1 cup sugar
  4. 1 cup butter softened
  5. 2 tsp vanilla
  6. 1 egg
  7. Sprinkle sugar (optional)
  8. Classic vanilla frosting

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together.Add egg and vanilla.
  3. Add flour to it.
  4. Let it chill in refrigerator for at least 30 mins.
  5. Roll it out at least 1/4 inch thick.
  6. Cut it in desired shapes using cookie cutter.
  7. If you want to top your cookies with sprinkled sugar,sprinkle some on the cut out cookies.Else leave it plain for frosting later.
  8. Bake for 7 mins until edges are very lightly brown.
  9. Take it out from the oven and let it stay in cookie sheet for another 30 sec - 1 mins.
  10. Take it out from the cookie sheet and let it cool completely on cooling rack.
  11. Frost it using your favorite frosting.
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