I thought I would try something fancy this Valentine's Day and make some sugar cookies :) As I was cooking them, I realized that I haven't blogged much about our kitchen - it's pretty different than American kitchens. So, this will be the first kitchen post :)
So here is our oven (with our microwave on top that we got from J&K after they left :)) It's a lot smaller than the typical American oven but it heats up very fast! It does take a while to make cookies though - since the oven only holds about a dozen cookies :)
Aashini LOVES sweets! (I think she got that from me :)) As I was making the cookies she kept looking at me and saying "cookie, cookie!" over and over (but it sounded more like "kuh ker") :) Although it's not a great picture, you can see below that Aashini was quite upset when I didn't give her a cookie right away :)
She followed me all around the house chasing after the cookies and pointing and saying "cookie" over and over :)
She eventually got one and LOVED it!
I used some awesome new frosting on the cookies! I actually split the recipe in half and did half of the cookies vanilla and half maple - it was fun!
MAPLE BROWN BUTTER FROSTING
3 Cups sifted Confectioner's Sugar
1/2 Cup Butter
1/4 Cup Milk
2 tsp Maple Flavoring
Sift Sugar and set aside.
Melt butter over medium heat until golden brown. Watch it closely so that it doesn't burn.
Add butter to sugar, scraping all the butter into the bowl.
Add milk and maple flavoring. Stir until smooth.
Spread on top of cookies with a knife or spatula!
HaPpY VaLenTinE's DaY!