Hi! Hi, friends!
Ready for a quick update on my life before we dig in to this week’s craft? First of all, I got a brand new cord for my sister-in-law’s camera which is now my camera because Jordan stole it from her when she got a new camera. (Did that make sense?) Anyway, get excited because that means the quality of my pictures is about to go up. Way up.
Second, tomorrow morning Jordan and I are mailing out the first two batches of submissions to poetry journals!
There are five poems in each of those envelopes, heading out into the big wide world, hoping to make a mark. How exciting!
Third, Caity is coming up on Saturday to spend some time hanging out with Jordan and me! Can you blame her for missing us? We’re so cool.
Okay, time to get down to business! This week’s craft was a batch of delicious sugar cookies with Nutella filling. The recipe comes from Peabody’s blog and even though World Nutella Day isn’t until February 5th, I’m making them now. Call me overexcited. Go ahead, take a look at that recipe. Tell me you wouldn’t be overexcited, too.
So, first I made the sugar cookie dough using this recipe, also from Peabody’s Culinary Concoctions. I halved the recipe because it started out HUGE. (7 1/2 cups of flour!) Jordan went grocery shopping while I was at work and picked up some last-minute supplies.
I beat the butter and powdered sugar together then added the eggs.
Next, I added the flour. A lot of it.
Then I checked the recipe to see what the next step was. “Refrigerate dough for at least 4 hours.” Oh. Did not see that the first time I read the recipe. I stuck it in the fridge, checked my email, watched an episode of Bones, uploaded some pictures, and decided that was long enough. Time to roll it out!
[Okay. Time to be honest. I wrote that first portion of the blog while I was waiting for the cookies to chill. It’s been almost two hours since I got them out of the fridge. Two solid hours of rolling, cutting, flouring, filling, baking and icing. There was so much dough. I cannot emphasize that enough: There was so much dough. Here’s a photographic summary of the rest of the adventure. Hover your mouse over the picture to read what I was thinking.]
Week 3 of 52: Complete.