Cookie Dough makes it all worth while

Today has been quite the day, let me tell you.

Apparently today was not the day where things were supposed to go my way.  At least not easily.

It all began this morning at 6:50am when I was attempting to leave my apartment building to hit the gym before work and the front door! I kid you not; I stood there for a good 5 minutes fruitlessly trying to push the damn door open and it would not budge.  Eventually I gave up and went back up to my room where I have access to the fire escape.

Now, I know what you’re thinking- why didn’t you just do that in the first place? Well, as it happens, my bed is blocking the doorway since the room is too small to position my bed in any other way.

So I literally shoved my bed out of the way, tossed my bags out, squeezed through the door and went on my way.  I honestly have no idea why the door would not open this morning but I was not pleased.

My escape route

By the time I got to the gym I only had time for the briefest of workouts before I had to shower and change for work.

Oh and I forgot to bring my breakfast, so on top of being rushed I was also hungry.  So not a good combination.

Now, I won’t be a complete pessimist and will admit that the rest of my work-day got better.  I  am currently working on a new project for the holiday season that I am supremely excited about which you’ll probably hear about next week.

Upon getting ready to leave the office on my newfound high, I decided to really get in to the holiday spirit and do some baking tonight.

I happily went on my way to get the supplies for some sugar cookies and headed home.  However, when I walked through the door (that now opened, go figure) and up to the apartment to unpack my stuff I discovered the pound of butter I purchased was nowhere to be found.  Great.

After a brief meltdown that may or may not have involved some chocolate I decided to go and check to see if it fell in the car.  It didn’t.

Now, most people would probably call it quits at this point, but I happen to be a very stubborn determined individual and so I decided to walk to the grocery store 3 blocks away and purchase another pound of butter.  By the time I got back and was ready to start baking it was 8:30pm, but at this point I needed something to cheer me up so, I donned my pretty apron and I began to bake anyway!

What? You don’t wear an apron when you bake?

Anyway, without further ado, I give you the recipe for Grandma Starkey’s Sugar Cookies!

Recipe for success:

½ cup white sugar

½ cup brown sugar

1 cup butter, softened

2 eggs- add one at a time

2 Tbsp milk (I used almond)

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp vanilla extract

½ tsp cream of tartar

Dash of salt


Start off with your dry ingredients and sift together cream of tartar, flour and salt

In a separate bowl add in your two sugars

Cream the butter and sugar together and then add in your eggs, one at a time, mixing each one in very well.

In a small bowl combine milk with baking soda then add into your sugar mixture and mix in well.

Next, slowly add flour into sugar mixture until well combined.

** Dough will be sticky, so be prepared to use extra flour when rolling out dough***

Using a well floured surface, roll out the dough to an 1/8” thickness and cut into shapes, I chose 2 different sizes of circles.

Bake at 400 degrees for 5-7 minutes or just until sides start to turn a light brown like so.

Showing off some bottoms for you to check out 😉

The kitchen officially smells amazing!

Licking the batter bowl is not mandatory, but comes highly recommended.

Your kitchen will be a disaster but it will be all worth it in the end.

These cookies make a day that wasn’t supposed to work out, so perfect.

That’s it for me tonight mes amis, tomorrow we’ll decorate!


About Jess @ MTL Veggie

Jess, the face behind The MTL Veggie is a vegetarian, athlete, marketer and Torontonian turned Montrealer. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, photography, running, yoga, skiing, and of course blogging. The MTL Veggie recaps her recipes, restaurant reviews, and what it's like to be a Leafs fan living in Montreal (hint: scary at times).
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2 Responses to Cookie Dough makes it all worth while

  1. Ugh, sounds like not so good of a day – hope tomorrow is better! 🙂

  2. Tess says:

    You know, I’ve never made sugar cookies before. Maybe I’ll give these a try 😀 PS. Most people would have just gone back to bed if they couldn’t open their front door. This is a true testament to your workaholic tendencies! lol

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