December 28, 2011
If I had to choose my single favorite cookie in this world, Frosted Sour Cream Drops would be it.
These bad boys are light and fluffy, super soft, and melt right in your mouth.
Mmmmm. So. Good.
It truly would be a disservice if I kept this recipe from you.
Sour Cream Drops
Yield: 5 dozen
Prep: 5 minutes + 1/2 hour to chill dough
Cooking time: 10 – 12 minutes
- 3-1/4 C sifted All-Purpose Flour
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 C Butter
- 1-1/2 C sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Tbs Vanilla
- 1/2 tsp Almond Extract
- 1 C Sour Cream
- 1/4 C Butter
- 1-1/2 C Powdered Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Almond Extract
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 2 Tbs Half and Half
- Dash of Salt
- Cookies: Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Sift flour, salt, baking powder and soda together.
- Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, vanilla, and almond extract.
- Add dry ingredients alternately with sour cream and butter mixture. Chill thoroughly (about 30 minutes).
- Drop level tablespoons, 2 inches apart, on to a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Keep the dough well chilled until baked, taking only a portion of dough out of the refrigerator at a time.
- Cool cookies before frosting.
- Frosting: Cream butter, add the remaining ingredients until mixture reaches a creamy, spreading, consistency.
Brought to you once again by Gramma!
As with the Pink Elephant Punch, this delicious cookie could be brought to all types of get-togethers. Simply add a few drops of food dye into the frosting — the possibilities are endless!
December 24, 2011
1 day until Christmas!
I’m almost as excited as this girl…
Yesterday was spent milling over old recipes, menu planning and grocery shopping for the next few meals.
Oh yeah. We get down here at the Wilson household! We also have 6 bottles of champagne (4 of which are Wilson’s Almond Champagne – my favorite!), and a more beer than you know what to do with! Uhohhhh!
A few years ago, my Aunt collected and collaborated the O’Bryan family’s favorite recipes into a great little cookbook.
So when someone says, “remember those _____ that Gramma used to make?”
Why yes! We have a recipe for that!
Thanks Grams! And Aunt Colleen!
We also got in a little bit of Christmas shopping.
Yes, it’s true. I, Stephanie Wilson, am a last minute shopper. Sorry to disappoint you all.
Thankfully, there was no need for the bat.
Happy Christmas Eve!
December 20, 2011
Last night I had the opportunity to experience something unsettling.
I visited some of Rochester’s most desperate neighborhoods.
It was truly humbling.
I asked myself, “Why me? How did I get so lucky?”
These people lived in outright poverty.
Not to mention, undergoing traumatic experiences.
So next time you are enjoying your mug of hot cocoa next to a beautifully decorated tree…
Hug your family…
Take a moment to enjoy…
And be thankful.
December 15, 2011
In honor of the weather not being lovely for a sleigh ride together…
But perhaps slightly frightful…
I am trying to do my best to get myself in the Christmas spirit!
Pardon the crooked tree topper. It’s a little heavy for my baby tree.
Remember, I’m a lowly college student, and I won’t actually be here for Christmas.
But it is nice to have a few decorations up to try and get that chestnuts-roasting-on-an-open-fire feel.
10 More Days!
And remember, when you are out spreading Christmas cheer…
Sip Champagne! Only 100 calories per glass.
Instead of focusing on what not to eat, shift your attention on what to eat. Aim for at least 5 fruits and vegetables daily! This will help you resist the urge to gobble down the whole plate of Christmas cookies.
Remember that it’s not all about physical well-being. Take care of your mental health too. Go for a brisk walk, take a yoga class, or lie down for a quick nap– whatever allows you to re-charge your batteries.
Yeah! Suck it weather!