Sunday, December 14, 2008

Snow Angels and Cookies

Today I was so thrilled to see snow falling to the valley floor.  In Oregon, we only get a good snowfall once every few years and I still hold the childhood excitement for the white stuff.  I woke up earlier than I would have liked and have been thinking about taking a nap all day, but who can sleep when there is snow to play in.  So instead I wrapped some presents, watched a movie, made a sad attempt to make a snow man, and made cookies.

Being a caretaker of two adorable kitties, my first mission was to take photos of the cats in the snow.  Roy was hesitant at first but then adventured out and enjoyed the day, for about 10 minutes at least.  That is all he could handle.  

Loki was a way more apprehensive.  He did not like the snow and did not want anything to do with it.  You could see from his face that he was perturbed about the situation, but that didn't take away from him being so cute.  He has such fluffy fur and it was puffed out for the perfect photo opportunity.  They are my two snow angels.

Cream Cheese-Lemon Snow Cookies

1/2 cup Soy Margarine
4 oz. Tofutti Cream Cheese
1 cup Organic Unrefined Cane Sugar
2 Tb Lemon Juice
2 cups Unbleached White Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
1/2 cup Powdered Sugar

Cream together the margarine and non-dairy cream cheese.  Add the sugar and cream until smooth.  Blend in the lemon juice until it is fully incorporated.  In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.  Add the dry ingredient into the wet and blend until just combined, careful not to over mix.  

Place by 1-inch round balls onto a greased cookie sheet.  Flatten the dough and scrape the top with a fork to make etchings on the top of the cookie.  Bake at 375ºF for 10 minutes.  Allow to cool a few minutes.  In a small bowl, pour the powdered sugar.  Take a cookie and place it top down into the powdered sugar.  Make sure the sugar covers the top of the cookie with a light layer.  Repeat this step with the rest of the cookies.  If you have a sifter, you can simply sift the powdered sugar onto the cookies.  Makes about 20 cookies.


Cassidy said...

It looks like Loki is saying "Wait, let me back in!!" so cute!! :)

Jessie said...

Cute kitties! The cookies look awesome too.

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Those are beautiful cookies!

Deanna said...

i love that last photo of loki! hilarious!