What did you all do this morning at 5:00am?
Normally, I would have been getting up to go workout, but today I had to postpone my workout so I could do some baking! My work is having their annual staff bake sale today and I had offered weeks ago to bake some goodies for it. Somehow time got away from me (of course) and while I did still manage to bake something to contribute it was nothing creative or complicated. I basically chose to bake sugar cookies because I already had the ingredients in my kitchen, which was a plus because there was absolutely no time to hit up a grocery store.
Before I started anything, a hot cup of coffee was calling my name:
As I prepared everything else for cookie making and baking, I let the butter sit out to soften a bit before I creamed it with the sugar.
Next came the mixing of flour, baking soda, and baking powder.
Then I creamed the softened butter and sugar together.
Up next was combining the butter and sugar and the floury mix with two eggs and a dabble of vanilla extract in my trusty Kitchen Aid mixer.
After everything was mixed together I laid out the cookies on baking sheets.
While I waited for the cookies to bake in the oven, I cut tissue paper into squares and snipped ribbon pieces off a spool which would be used to individually wrap these cookies, as requested by the bake sale lead.
Something started smelling delicious! I guess Violet thought so too since I heard her whining to be let out of the bedroom as soon as I took the cookies out of the oven.
My baked goodies all wrapped up!
Hopefully my co-workers will like these cookies as much as Tommy, Violet, and I did this morning!
Any bakers out there? What is your most favorite thing to bake?