Eurydice (eurydice72) wrote,

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Sometimes, you just have to pretend

I've been fighting the mother of all colds since Friday afternoon, doing everything I can to pretend I'm not sick. I think I'm losing. I took two mini-naps yesterday in between my running around, but I'm determined not to sleep today. It ends up whacking me out more, for some reason.

So, pretending this morning meant scrubbing my kitchen down and then messing it all up again with baking. The cookies I made turned out great, but I've decided not to do them for Christmas as the frosting doesn't set to a hardness that will allow for stacking. I'm still going to share the recipe, though, as it's still a good cookie.

Pineapple Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

1/2 cup butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 (8-oz) can crushed pineapple, two tbsp reserved
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1 8-oz package cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup powdered sugar

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Grease cookie sheet.
2. Cream together butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
3. Add egg and beat well.
4. Stir in vanilla and pineapple (minus the 2 tbsp held in reserve).
5. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; gradually stir into the creamed mixture.
6. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto cookie sheet. (These don't spread all that much.)
7. Bake 8-10 minutes. Allow to on sheet for 5 minutes before removing to wire rack.
8. While cookies are cooling, whip together cream cheese, powdered sugar, and 2 tbsp reserved pineapple. Frost cookies when cool.

These make a very soft, cake-like cookie. My kids actually prefer them without the frosting, but I find them a little on the boring side without it.

And you know what? Characters are much more likely to misbehave when you're not completely well to keep them in line.

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