Sam was in awe of Cayden's ability to walk- he's so close to crawling!
Then they played pass the pacifier (ew, but funny) and tease the doggie!
While the boys crawled, cruised, walked, and fell over, Jess and I got busy decorating! I've mentioned my 1st edition Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book before- I still love it. It's just so...of the times. It suggests broiled grapefruit, peanut butter-bacon canapes, and jellied bouillon for appetizers and has a three page spread on table service.
Considering how much I enjoy keeping house, I think I was born in the wrong era. Though I'm pretty sure my Where the Wild Things Are t-shirt would not have been considered appropriate mommy attire for a playdate...or ever.
I followed the recipe for the light dough:
1/3 cup soft shortening (I used unsalted butter)
1/2 cup white sugar
2/3 cup honey (I used half honey, half maple syrup)
1 tsp vanilla
2 3/4 cups flour (I used King Arthur White Whole Wheat)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
Mix together thoroughly: shortening/butter, sugar, egg, honey, and vanilla. Sift together and stir in: flour, baking soda, and salt.
Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes (I baked for 8 minutes and they came out perfect!)
These have a definite honey taste and are super sweet, but isn't that what you want in a iced sugar cookie? Besides, I think people who say things are "too sweet" are bonkers.
Rather than dealing with homemade frosting, I bought the Betty Crocker cookie icing. It worked perfectly and was pretty much mess free- love! The taste isn't half bad either...I love how I'm being so non-committal about the taste- I've eaten like 7 cookies! They are delicious.
Must give them all away NOW.