Because it's Wednesday, because it's raining, because the day got off to a rough start for just  about everyone I've talked to.  I made these cookies.  They are sugar cookies with butter-cream icing that has been dyed yellow.  They are delicious with a big ol' glass of milk.  They have made my day better. I got this sugar cookie recipe from my sister in law Olie.  I think it's a pretty wide spread recipe but it is by far my favorite.  It makes lots and it's really simple.

Like most sugar cookie recipes you start by creaming together the butter and sugar.  Then you beat in the eggs and vanilla, stir in the flour, baking powder and salt.

Then you want to cover it and stick it in the fridge.  I thought an hour would be long enough but the dough was still a little too soft to manage.  So I put it in overnight.

On a side note: I love vanilla extract.  That is all.

Once it's ready, roll out the dough on a floured surface and then bake at 400 degrees for 6-8 minutes.  Then they come out all golden and perfect looking.

Once they've cooled you can top them with whatever kind of icing you dig.  What is not shown here is that I spent many an hour last night attempting to make my own butter cream icing, sans powdered sugar.  It didn't work out.  I moved on.  We got a divorce.

So this is actually Pillsbury butter cream icing, and it is fantastic.

I made lots.  Because everyone needs a little lift today.  Happy Wednesday!