This post is loooong overdue, but I do have a couple of reasons as to why I have been absent lately. Those reasons are as follows: 1) I have a new job and as of now, I have completed my third week and 2) I am learning a lot about some of the softwares I’ll be using extensively for work, so I’ve been focusing on that.
Let me tell you a little bit about my job. I work for the Department of Making + Doing in Philadelphia. It is what people call a ‘Maker-space’. Basically, it’s a collaboration space where people come in and make stuff. It’s a gym for innovators. At the DM+D (Department of Making + Doing) we have all sorts of equipments and programs i.e. 3D Printer, laser-cutter, vinyl cutter, woodworking shop, electronics station, etc that people can use for their projects, or just to create. We believe in learning by doing, or in this case, by making.
It’s amazing how much I’ve learned just from the first week I’ve been here. My job is more on the Marketing side. Hence, I do a lot of web development, social media management, advertising, etc. Lately I’ve been working on the website, and let me tell you, there is a lot of html going on. I mean, doing a blog is one thing, but doing a whole website based on coding is a whole other universe. So, please check out our lovely website: http://dmdphilly.org If you would like to learn more about DM+D, feel free to comment below! 🙂
Let’s get started with the recipe, shall we?
During the holidays I made shortbread-like sugar cookies, since they work best for cookie cutting. However, this time I was craving some actual soft, chewy sugar cookies. I’ve used this recipe before and it had been a while since I used it, so here I go.
Soft Sugar Cookies
3/4 cup butter
2 cups white sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup buttermilk
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Cream together the butter and the sugar.
3. Mix in vanilla and eggs into the butter mixture.
4. Whisk the baking powder, salt and flour in a separate bowl. Set aside.
5. Blend baking soda into buttermilk. You will see a little chemical reaction.
6. Combine the buttermilk and dry ingredients alternately until you have a creamed mixture.
7. Chill cookie dough for a couple of hours, or overnight.
8. Drop cookie dough by teaspoonful and flatten a bit.
9. Bake for 10 minutes, or until edges browned a little.