Vanilla Cinnamon Wafers

Made Famous By:  Heather McMullin
adapted from Gifts from the Kitchen

Phew the past week has been quite busy.  January starts more and more tests to figure out what is wrong with my noggin’.  It is a happy/sad thing for me.  Happy because I really want to find out what is going on with my head and sad because well….I am a big chicken when it comes to needles and such.  And when I say big chicken I really mean HUGE HUGE chicken. 
So it is time to put my brave face on for a while again and summon up my courage with in.
“Do you remember the game of childhood, “Run Sheepie Run”?  He who would look for the carefully hidden sheep would announce his search, “Ready or not, here I come!”  So it is with the challenges of daily living- “Ready or not, here they come.”  How will you meet them?  Bravely or cowardly?  How will they leave you?  Victorious or defeated?  The outcome will depend largely on these seven guideposts:…”-Thomas S. Monson

Your Perspective

Your Determination

You Courage

Your Love

Your Wisdom

Your Humility

Your Faith

Vanilla Cinnamon Wafers
1 Cup Real Butter, at room temperature
1 Cup Sugar
1 Large Egg
2 ½ tsp Vanilla
1 tsp Cinnamon
½ tsp Salt
2 ½ Cups Flour
Powdered sugar for dusting

*Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Have ready 2 ungreased baking sheets.

*In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on high speed, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in the egg, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt until blended.  Using a wooden spoon, stir in the flour until well blended.

*Fill a cookie press with the dough following the manufacturer’s instructions.  Fit with the design of your choosing.  Press out the dough directly onto the baking sheets.  Bake cookies until golden brown, about 10 minutes.  If you do not have a cookie press you can use the tip of your choice and a pastry bag.

*When the cookies are done, transfer them to wire racks.  Immediately sprinkle with powdered sugar and let cool.

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