At some point on Thursday I’ll post about my weight loss progress but I have to tell you something. I may not have been able to stand up under temptation this week.
Max and I have been looking at his scrapbooks at night and playing a little game. I’d point to a photo and he’d tell me the story behind it. I was amazed at all the details he has remembered! And these new memories of us paging through the books are so special, too. We laugh hard and it’s such a good bonding time.
This morning he came up to me and asked (as sweet as can be) if we could make cookies together. There were pictures of Max with me in the kitchen making different things from pretzels to goo, but most of the pictures were of us baking cookies. It’s been a long time since he’s shown any interest in baking with me.
It felt good and right to make it happen today and yep, worth every sugary calorie I consumed. Which was a lot. But let’s not speak of this until tomorrow when you, my blog, hold me accountable to my weight loss goal.
I frosted some pink flowers too but the buttercream wasn’t as smooth.
It didn’t matter to me, either.
My Granny’s Sugar Cookies (the diet batch…meaning it only makes about 2-3 dozen)
1 stick butter
1 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
(beat together on high speed)
In separate bowl, mix together:
3 1/4 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
Measure 1/2 c. sour cream
Alternate sour cream and dry mixture to blend with first four ingredients. Bake at 400 for about 8 minutes for a softer cookie. Cool and frost with buttercream frosting (I use the Domino’s confectionary sugar recipe on the back of the box). Store in airtight container. Enjoy!