And Chunky informs me that in 3rd grade bringing Valentines is optional.
Good enough for me!
For Chunky's party I had to bring in two bags of potato chips. The story behind those potato chips is a blog post in and of it's own.
For Moochie's party I signed up to bring cookies. To be honest, I was just going to send him in with a bunch of storebought Valentine sugar cookies.
But guess what was NOT at the grocery store?
Valentine sugar cookies.
They had gobs of mini Valentine cupcakes. But no cookies.
It sounds bad, but I really wanted to send Mooch in with those big thick cakey sugar cookies that you find at the store.*
So when I couldn't find them, I set off to make them.
There are many recipes out there for "store bought sugar cookies" but I settled on this one.
Oh yeaaaaah. Great recipe.
They're big and fat and soft.
I'm really not a sugar cookie fan, but these are delicious!
Just like the storebought ones!
Happy Valentine's Day if you're into that kind of thing!
*Why didn't I just make them in the first place, you're probably asking. Schools these day are all skittish about homemade treats--allergies, the plague, iron filings, etc. I like to avoid bringing homemade treats when possible.