Sadness, Anger, Disgust, Joy, and Fear. Get ready for a night of mixed “emotions” with an Inside Out themed movie night!
1: We LOVE any excuse to make popcorn over here.
2: It is a fun way to wind down from a busy day.
3: I had been wanting to try out a sugar cookie idea that I had been tossing around in my head.
Memory Orb Sugar Cookies
1 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. shortening
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. almond extract
4 1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. corn starch
2 tsp. baking powder
In a large mixing bowl combine butter, shortening and sugar. Beat until fluffy. Add egg, vanilla and almond extract. Add baking powder. Sift in and flour and cornstarch until mixed thoroughly.
Lightly flour your working surface and divide dough into two sections to make it easier to work with.
No refrigeration necessary.
It’s best to put uncooked cookies on cold baking sheets before baking to keep the dough firm. If you have enough baking sheets to not have to re-use them between batches that is the best way to go. Otherwise, just make sure the baking sheet has cooled completely before putting more cookies on it.
Vanilla Butter Cream Frosting
1/2 c. butter, softened
3 c. sifted powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3-4 T. milk
Whisk ingredients together until smooth. Add more milk (if desired) 1 tsp. at a time until frosting reaches desired consistency.