Hello “the best soft sugar cookie recipe ever!”

By: Danielle Miller, Marketing Manager

As Christmas slowly approaches, I hope that you and yours have enjoyed preparing for the season. We all know that Christmas isn’t the same without the lights, the trees, the Christmas movies, the presents, and of course, the Christmas cookies! While I normally buy boxes of Christmas cookies from Gordon Food Service every year, which are incredible by the way, I decided to spice it up this year, and try making my own Christmas cookies from scratch!db59d096be91a14df72f397ce67e5da1

So, again, like the millennial I am, I searched for a recipe on Pinterest. I found an amazing one called, “The Best Soft Sugar Cookie Recipe Ever!” I thought it sounded promising.

Here’s how to make them:

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • ⅔ cup margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • 4 cups flour
  • ¼ tsp salt

Directions:

  1. Cream together your butter and sugar. Beat in your eggs into the mixture.
  2. In a separate dish, dissolve your baking soda in your milk and then add to your creamed egg/sugar mixture.
  3. Add vanilla and lemon flavoring.
  4. Then, add your dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Chill your dough for 1.5 hours or overnight.
  6. Roll out the dough to ⅛” thick (not too thick, not too thin). You can use wax or parchment paper to roll out the dough so you don’t need to add any more flour. Just place your dough between too pieces and roll away.
  7. Cut out shapes with your favorite cookie cutters and place them on a baking sheet.
  8. Bake 8-10 minutes at 350*

Hopefully you also find this to be the “best soft sugar cookie recipe ever!” If you are interested in learning more about this recipe, visit https://www.amomstake.com/the-best-soft-sugar-cookie-recipe-ever/!

Enjoy!

What Does Your Personality Say About YOU?!

By: Danielle Miller, Marketing Manager

As a communications major, I have always been extremely interested in human interaction. I have always been drawn to other’s stories, and to understanding why people do what they do. Perhaps that is also why I decided to take emphasis classes in journalism and minor in psychology. Simply put, people are interesting, and while not everyone needs to major in communications and journalism and minor in psychology, I do think it is important that we take the necessary steps to learn how we interact with others. In the process, we may just discover our passions.

 

Like many college students, I had no idea what I wanted to go into when I first started taking classes in the fall of 2011. I wasn’t quite sure what my strengths and weaknesses were yet, and I certainly didn’t know what I was passionate about. What I did know, however, was that I wanted to find out. So, like the millennial I am, I googled: “What am I good at?” Several personality tests popped up on Google, and I started down the list. While many of them were helpful, I found the Myers-Briggs personality test to be the most influential.hand-457335_960_720

 

After taking the test, I learned that I am an “ENFJ Personality Type.” Meaning, I am an extrovert rather than an introvert, I rely on my intuition rather than my senses, I rely on my feelings rather than my thoughts, and I often judge rather than perceive. Because these letters and definitions won’t necessarily resonate with everyone, the Myers-Briggs also provides a detailed description of the “ENFJ Personality Type.” For example, the test describes the ENFJ’s strengths and weaknesses, how he or she interacts romantically, how he or she is as a friend, how he or she is/will be as a parent, what career paths he or she should consider, his or her workplace habits, etc. Needless to say, after taking the Myers-Briggs test, I learned a lot about myself.

 
Idealist_NF_Personality_Type_MBTISpecifically, I learned that “When it comes to finding a career, people with the ENFJ personality type cast their eyes towards anything that lets them do what they love most – helping other people!” The test illustrated that I would make an excellent teacher, counselor, HR administrator, event coordinator, and/or a sales representative/advertising consultant. While I didn’t rely on this test entirely to determine my future career, (as I currently work as a marketing manager) the test did help me learn more about what I am passionate about and how to channel that passion in everyday life. Not only that, but I have learned how my personality influences others in the workplace, how my personality relates to my husband’s personality, how my friends perceive me, etc. I also understand that the “ENFJ Personality Type” does not define me, but it certainly has helped me in understanding more about myself.

 

If you’re interested in learning a little more about your personality type, your strengths and weaknesses, etc., I would recommend taking the test today! Even if you already know a lot about yourself, encourage your friends to take the test, or even your coworkers! Understanding one another is great too!

 

Take the TEST!