Don't get me wrong. I love alot of things. The fall. Breakfast in Bed on Soapnet. Bailey's Chocolate Bar. Opening up the windows in the spring. Curling up each night w/ Mr. VB. My wine bottle opener. This song. Jeff Bridges. My rub-away bar that gets rid of the garlic smell on my hands.
I could go on and on.
Really. I could.
But, I also love cookies. And, these are pretty darn good. Then again -- they do come from Martha and I've never known the lady to make a bad cookie.
Honestly, I don't even know the lady at all. But word gets around.
Heart-Glazed Cornmeal CookiesFrom Everyday Foods
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 tsp coarse salt
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 drops red or pink food coloring
Preheat oven to 400 F. Whisk together flour, cornmeal, and salt.
Cream butter and 1/2 cup granulated sugar until creamy, about 3 minutes. Add in egg and 1 tsp vanilla and beat until combined.
With mixer running, add in flour mixture.
Place 1/4 cup granulated sugar in a small bowl. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and roll in sugar. Place on lined baking sheet and flatten balls with the bottom of a glass. Press a cookie cutter into the cookie, but don't cut all the way through. Bake until they have golden edges, rotating pans halfway through. They will bake around 12 minutes, but check at 10.
Let cookies cool on wire rack.Whisk together powdered sugar, 1/4 tsp vanilla, and 1 3/4 tsp cold water. Whisk in food coloring. Glaze cookies and let cool.
To keep them super soft, store them in a tin w/ a slice of bread. Preferably a Christmas tin. Which is what I did this week. I think that was the key.
Eat your heart out, Martha!