When someone you love moves to Heaven, it’s tough. You know they’re having a fabulous time reconnecting with past loved ones and finally enjoying freedom from physical constraints, but that doesn’t make the pain go away.
So, you focus on the positive.
And, know they are eating lots and lots of ice cream and apple pie. I’ve heard calories don’t count in the great beyond.
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Over the holidays I decided to try one of my grandmother’s famous cookie recipes, a classic cutout sugar cookie. Even after adapting it to my gluten-free lifestyle, it was amazing.
After mixing and chilling the dough, I searched around the kitchen for my star-shaped cookie cutters. I thought they’d be a good choice since the treats were for a New Year’s Eve party.
Let’s be clear; I have way too many cookies cutters. As I searched for a star cutter in all three places I keep baking supplies tucked away, I kept finding one shape at the top of each bunch. Hearts. Three sizes of heart-shaped cookie cutters to be exact.
Thanks for the subtle sign, grandma! So, I used hearts on the whole batch of new year’s cookies.
I know she wouldn’t mind me sharing her recipe. So, here it is, in her original handwriting from her homemade cookbook.
Cream the butter and sugar together, then add the eggs and sour cream. Finally, mix in the flour and baking soda. Roll and cut. I baked the cookies at 350F for 8-10 minutes, just until the bottoms of the cookies had a touch of gold to them. After they cooled, I added a light layer of cream cheese frosting and sprinkles. They were delicious.
Who’s in your heart today?
Until next time,