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Turkey and sugar cookies

December 26, 2010

Me and the rest of Sydney decided to do our last grocery shop on Christmas eve day.

What fun.

I wanted the freshest turkey possible.

I found a little 6 kg one.    Do four people, three of whom who don’t love turkey really need a 14 lb bird? (14 lbs is 6 kg with a Canadian accent.)

Yes! because the fourth person loves turkey more than shoe shopping…..just jokin’! but she is the one who buys it, carries it home, cooks it, loves it and the cleans up the giant turkey mess.

Therefore the other 3 will eat in and love it too.    Darn it.

Now I tell the truth.  I left my turkey shopping to the last-minute and it was either 8lbs (too small) or this super hero bird.  I chose the monster.    I don’t feel bad about it though ’cause I can eat this in 1 week flat…..easy as.

I may have put my back out.

But weren’t we talking cookies?

I was going to make my normal gingerbread man cookies that the girls love and they agreed……just as long as they didn’t have to eat them.   Apparently they’ve been humoring me for years and don’t actually like gingerbread cookies.     Not something you want to hear after spending countless hours on labour intensive cookie boys.

So we’re making sugar cookies…..but now I have trust issues.

Recipe adapted from Sugar cookies

1 cup softened butter

1/2 cup dried milk powder

1 cup white sugar

1 cup cooking stevia (or white sugar or splenda)

4 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

5 cups white flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

Beat butter, milk powder and  sugars until creamy.   Add vanilla and eggs 1 at a time beating after each one.  Stir in flours, baking powder and salt.   Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.

Once chilled, roll out about 1/4 inch thick and cut into shapes.   The recipe wants you to bake these cookies at 400 degrees but that sounds like cookie Russian roulette to me.  I did 350 degrees cause I’m no risk taker.  Especially with cookies.

Once completely cooled, decorate and take pictures.  Then make sure everyone else around you eats them so that you don’t have to spend important baking time on the treadmill after New years.

I cannot take the credit for these master pieces.  The teenagers did most of the work.

I hope everyone had a Merry christmas!!!

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