Cookies for Sandy Hook
The Mayans said the world was going to end of December 21st, 2012. Unfortunately, the world ended for many people a week shy of that due date on December 14th, 2012.
Anderson Cooper has been giving fantastic tributes to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and every night my husband and I watch. And everyday since Friday I’ve been crying over these poor lives lost. The poor parents – their world has ended. Some of them amaze me with their strength and composure. I’m in awe of them.
Bloggers around the world today at sharing a cookie or a craft in honor of these victims, their families, and those closely affected by this tragedy.
I’m sharing a recipe for chocolate cutout sugar cookies that I’ve shared before. I don’t know a kid that would turn down a cookie like this and I wish these babies were still with their families to help in decorating some cookies of their own. Newton, CT: you are in our thoughts. We will celebrate your lost lives from miles away. We will do what we can to prevent this from happening again.
Chocolate Sugar Cookies (from Smitten Kitchen)
- 3 cups (710 mL) all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup (225 g) lightly salted butter, softened
- 1 1/2 (355 mL) cups sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup (160 mL) unsweetened cocoa
- Preheat oven at 350 degrees.
- Whisk flour, salt and baking powder in bowl and set aside.
- Mix butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla and cocoa in mixer until smooth, about 1 minute.
- Gradually add flour mixture, and mix until combined fully. Wrap in plastic and chill for at least one hour.
- Roll out cookie dough on floured counter. Cut into desired shapes.
- Bake on a parchment-lined baking sheet for 8 to 11 minutes (the former for 1/8-inch thick cookies, the latter for 1/4-inch cookies) until the edges are firm and the centers are slightly soft and puffed.
- Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
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