My youngest son, Scott, came over last night to decorate the Christmas tree. I surprised him with one of his favorite meals--creamed turkey on toast. He was thrilled. But before we got to the tree, he fell asleep on the couch. I wondered if we'd actually get to decorating, but when he woke up he asked why I let him sleep. Well, one reason is he can be a bit grumpy when I wake him. This way he got is rest from a full day fixing cars and I didn't get blamed for disturbing him.
It all worked out. He went down memory lane with the ornaments and I made sugar cookies. Yummy! See recipe at the end of this post.
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 c butter
1 c vegetable oil
1 c white sugar
1 c powdered sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
4 c flour
Step 1: Beat eggs and vanilla in mixing container, add butter and oil; mix well.
Step 2: Add soda and cream of tartar, mix; add regular and powdered sugar, mix
Step 3: Add flour and mix well.
Step 4: (suggested, but not necessary)
I like to make my own refrigerator rolls like Pillsbury makes by rolling logs in wax paper, then slice and back. Best if frozen at least a couple of hours.
You can roll into balls, place on baking sheet, and press with the bottom of a glass to flatten slightly.
Step 5: Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Don't let bottom brown too much.