“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”

Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

Cookies, Cookies, Cookies!

We may not have any snow here on the farm,
but we have plenty of snowmen.


Luckily, these happy fellows won't melt!


After the snowman project was complete, 
the flour was flying in the farm kitchen this weekend!
It's cookie season!


Several of you have asked for my shortbread cookie recipe and some hints for 
decorating with Royal Icing.


Today's blog post is dedicated to the Art of the Cookie.
Believe me... these look much harder than they are.
If I could teach myself to do this... then you can do this too!

My lifelong philosophy has been:
"If it can be done... I can learn to do it, too!"
Seriously, this philosophy has helped to give me a life not constrained by the fear of failure.
Failure is how we learn.
Today's mistakes are the lessons that get us through tomorrow.
The only thing we have to fear is.... yada yada yada....
See?

I guarantee if you make these cookies, everyone will think you are a rockstar!
They are an all butter shortbread cookie... very delicate, very delicious.
It is important to make them rather thick so that they hold together,
although a coating of Royal Icing will also make them sturdier.

Welcome to my kitchen....
I only wish I could serve you a cup of tea and a cookie while you...

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