~ sv

Alright

Unloaded dishwasher, had breakfast & coffee, fed all the critters (which is a Boys’ Chore but they never do it and then they wonder why they never get an allowance?) took meds, took dog with us on walk to school, checked litter, cannot make the bed because the husband got to come home a day early (yay!) and is still in it…

Haven’t really written in a week?

Have laundry to fold!?

Will prob go play Stardew Valley again instead?

Bonus Recipe: Stardrop

Description: A mysterious fruit that empowers those who eat it. 
Difficulty: Easy, 1 ½ hours. Makes 35 cookies. 

The stardrop is a specialty item that permanently increases the player’s maximum energy by 34 points. It can be found by various means and sells for 7′777g. 

I figured the easiest recipe that others could make would be sugar cookies. 

-1 cup sugar
-1 cup butter/margarine
-1 egg
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-1 tablespoon flavouring (optional)
-2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
-½ teaspoon cream of tartar
-¼ teaspoon baking soda
-¼ teaspoon salt
-Food colouring
-Icing (optional)

Combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. 

In a separate bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until fluffy, and then add the egg, vanilla, and flavouring. I used a blackberry flavouring.

Mix the wet ingredients well, and then add the dry ingredients in. Combine until it forms a dough. Wrap in plastic wrap and let it sit in the fridge for 1 hour.

At this point you can decide whether you want plain cookies with coloured icing or coloured cookies. I opted for colouring the dough, and I recommend using vinyl gloves if you decide to as well, as the dough will be rather sticky and the food colouring may stain your hands. If you’re making coloured dough, pinch off a chunk and set it aside for the two leaves at the top of the star. 

Make an indent in the middle of the dough and drop the colouring in. Use equal amounts red and blue dots to make purple, between 10 and 15 each, and keep in mind it may make the dough darker. Knead the dough in your hands to distribute the colour until it’s the desired shade. Repeat the process for the small amount of dough with green food colouring. Keep some flour on hand to prevent sticking.

Roll the dough out on a floured board until ¼ inch in thickness. Cut out shapes with a star-shaped cookie cutter and place on ungreased cookie sheets. For the leaves, I found it easiest to cut out a small circle and then cut it in half, shaping either side to the leaf shape, and then sticking them on one of the points of the stars. You can also cut out a star or circle shape in the middle of the cookies if you like. 

I forgot to take a picture of the previous step, sorry! Bake at 375°F for 8-10 minutes or til done. Cool the cookies completely before adding icing (if desired). Keep in mind that baking the cookies will cause the colours to become lighter, so don’t be worried if you think you added too much colouring in the dough.

The cookies are soft and sweet, and the flavouring leaves a gentle after-taste. You feel your maximum energy increase! 

-SVR