I have been living in NYC and away from Georgia for 5 1/2 weeks now, and I would be fibbing if I said I haven't caught myself reminiscing about home quite a good bit lately. My best memories of friends in Atlanta often revolve around food...dinner parties carefully prepared, restaurant outings where we laughed a little too loudly at the table, and nights like the one captured in the video below.
The other day I was catching up with my dear friend and old college chum Scottie Knollin (his blog, "all the hits so far", is here) and he reminded me of this video he made last year, where the two of us went on a very serious search for one of history's most nonsensical edibles, I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! (Spray), at the grocery store. We then went to my house and baked cookies for some other friends, played a rousing game of Apples to Apples, and created memories that are now referenced fondly through inside jokes. Simple, joyful. Thank goodness for friendship.
Oh, and don't worry: I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! (Spray) was NOT used in the making of these cookies.
FUN NIGHT WITH FRIENDS BUTTER COOKIES
2 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-Lightly mix flour, baking soda, and baking powder. In a separate bowl, mix softened butter, sugar, and vanilla; beat in the egg. Slowly combine the flour mixture with the butter mixture, and be careful not to over-stir. Drop onto cookie sheets, and bake 8-10 minutes at 375 degrees.