Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Crazy Happy Valentine's Weekend!

Valentine's Day is best celebrated simply.  A little card (homemade is best).
 A little homemade pizza.
 Some awesome chocolate waffles.
 Warmed up syrup.
And a little Valentine sugar cookie to top it off!

Our weekend was filled with good family and friend times. We saw The King's Speech, and Colin definitely should get an Oscar for that one. He's always a favorite ever since Mr. Darcy. OH! I should've watched Pride and Prejudice over Valentine's Weekend!  Might have to add that on next year.  Went to dinner with friends, a very crowded Rose Bowl Flea Market, put our house on the market and got an offer on the first day! Whew! Well, that explains the lack of posting.  I thought I'd share this awesome sugar cookie recipe with you.  
1 1/3 c shortening
1 1/2 c sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp orange peel
4 c sifted flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
8 tsp milk
Cream together shortening and sugar, add eggs and beat until fluffy.  Add vanilla and orange peel and mix thoroughly.  Sift dry ingredients together  and add to creamed mixture with milk.  Divide in fourths and chill for at least 1 hour.  Cut and bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 10 minutes at 375*.  
(This are soft and very difficult to roll and cut out.  I rolled them out pretty thick onto parchment and it worked much better)

1 pkg (4 cups) powdered sugar
1/2 c (1 stick) butter
1/3 cup milk (I used cream :-)
2 tsp vanilla
food coloring
Beat sugar and butter until creamy and add vanilla.  Add milk gradually until desired consistency.

As you can see I baked a couple of things for Valentine's Day.  What is your favorite Valentine goodie?


  1. I like the heart shaped pepperonis...cute! Sounds like you had a great weekend? Find any treasures at the Rose Bowl Flea Market??

  2. congrats on your offer in one day!? whoo hoo! it probably showed beautifully on account of your great style! sounnds like a wonderful weekend, it all looks so good, but iam really curious about the chocolate waffles? i have never seen those before...did you hand make those too?


    p.s. hubby gave me the FLU for valentines day. er.

  3. I love all of it! Those cookies look fantastic. I may try them with lemon since I have a huge bowl of lemons from the tree to do something with.

  4. Fantastic Your Celebration day. lovely and cool recipe and i think very testy its recipe . amazing this post for Valentine day. thanks

  5. Congratulations on the quick sale of your house - WoW!! I miss the Orange County Fair Grounds Flea Market!! Nothing like that here. :-(


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