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Cinnamon Roll and Sugar Cookie Recipes to Die for!

Cinnamon Roll and Sugar Cookie Recipes to Die for!

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Update and Recipes!  

So I have been kind of a slacker about blogging lately and need to get back into the habit! I find that Instagram is such a quick and efficient way to update you all on what I am doing that sometimes I forget to blog all together! So lets play a little catch up today shall we?!!!

MY HOUSE:

I am currently working on my front room. It has definitely come a long way from the baby gate, grimy fingerprints, and the huge play house that was stashed in it! If you follow me on Instagram you know that I installed a fun gallery wall complete with some frames made over with milk paint and some other little nick knacks! My dear sweet husband also surprised me with a beautiful set of china for my birthday last week that works perfectly with the cool neutral/blue color scheme I have going on in there!! Its currently displayed on the dining room table in there but I would love to get some sort of a piece to display it in and keep it safe from my darling little beasts! I am also on the hunt right now for a big buffet of some sort to complete the entryway and a coffee table and perhaps an armchair!! I've been scoping out craigslist and goodwill but haven't had much luck as of yet! I will however be taking some pictures to update you on how it looks at the moment! Also on the list of  To do's for that room include: throw pillows, longer curtains ( I purchased curtains about 2 feet too short!) cornice for the tops of the windows, and some rugs! This will all come about in due time!

SEWING:

My machine was on the rocks for a month or so and Its finally back in working order! I am hoping to whip up some quilted pillows for the front room as well as finish up the quilts for my sisters and another for a good friend of mine!

That's pretty much what I have happening right now besides fulfilling sign orders which takes up the majority of my time these days! I can not thank you all enough for supporting our business you all rock! We continue to update and improve how we do things and are getting things done faster and shipped more efficiently! Oh the joys of modern technology!!

Now for some recipes!! My mother is the queen of the kitchen! I cannot say that I love to cook and bake like she does but I do have access to all her incredible recipes and I can pretend like I know what I am doing so long as I follow the directions! These are by far her BEST recipes of all time! and any town we have ever lived in has eventually picked up on this and wait around all year for Christmas in hopes that she might deliver some of her cinnamon rolls or sugar cookies before the holidays are over! These two recipes basically sum up my childhood! I remember walking home from school and smelling her cinnamon rolls clear down the street and running as fast as I could home to devour some! My mother is a woman of many talents and but baking is probably top of the list!! Enjoy!

Laura's Sugar Cookies:

-makes 3 dozen cookies

1 cup Butter (room temperature)

1 3/4 cups sugar

3 eggs

1 TBL vanilla extract

1 tsp lemon extract

3 1/2 - 4 cups flour

1/2 TBL (heaping) baking powder

1 tsp salt

Directions: cream together sugar and butter and mix in one egg at a time beating thoroughly add the remaining wet ingredients and then the dry ingredients. Dough should be firm and should not stick to the sides of your mixing bowl when it is done being mixed (add more flour until this happens but don't over do it)

Chill dough before rolling out.

Roll out until on a table of flour 1/4 inch thick. Cut with any cookie cutter of your choice and place on a greased baking pan.

Bake at 375 10-12 min. Cookies are done just before they begin to brown. If your cookies are brown at all they are over cooked.

FROSTING:

4 Cups powdered sugar

3/4 butter (room temp)

3 TBL milk

1/2 tsp butter flavoring

beat the heck out of this until nice and smooth. Add any food coloring of your choice and frost away! This frosting should be firm and holds its shape!

LAURAS FAMOUS CINNAMON ROLLS:

1 2/2 CUPS  milk

3 TBLS butter (room temp)

4 cups flour

2 tsp salt

1 egg

4 tsp wheat flour

2 TBLS sugar

3 TSP yeast

mix in electric mixer: Mix milk, butter egg and sugar, add dry ingredients. Dough should not stick to the sides of the mixer when complete add more flour if it is to sticky. Grease a bowl and add dough grease the top of dough and cover with plastic wrap. let rise until doubled in size.

Filling

equal parts cinnamon and sugar

Roll out dough 1/2 thick. rub with butter and cover with cinnamon sugar mixture rub the butter and sugar mixture together with hands.  roll up dough and slice into 2 inch rolls. place rolls in a greased pan 1 inch apart. Cover and let rise until double in size.

Bake at 350 degrees uncovered for 35 min or until golden brown

let cool and when warm (not hot) frost!

FROSTING:

6 cups powdered sugar

1 cup butter

1 TBL milk

1 TSP vanilla extract

2 tsp Almond Extract

beat until thick and but smooth frosting should be thick and hold its shape.

ENJOY~!

-Haley

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