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By Daniel Reminga
December 10, 2012
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Mom’s Sugar Cookies
Recipe makes 48 cookies
¾ C. butter, softened (a stick plus ½ stick)
1 C. vegetable oil
1 C. confectioners’ sugar
1 C. white sugar
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla extract
1 t. lemon extract
4 C. all purpose flour
1 t. cream of tartar
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

1. Sift together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
Set aside.
2. Cream the butter until soft and fluffy. Add the oil until
mixture is smooth.
3. Add the confectioners’ sugar, and white sugar until well
blended. Stir in the eggs, vanilla, and lemon extracts.
4. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients until well blended. Be
careful not to over mix.
5. Roll the dough into walnut size balls. Place the cookies 2
inches apart onto the cookie sheet. Line your cookie sheet
with parchment paper for even browning. Flatten cookies to
1/8 inch thickness using the bottom of a glass dipped in
powdered sugar. This will prevent the cookies from sticking
to the glass.
6. Bake for 9-12 minutes, or until edges are golden brown.
The longer the cookies are baked, the crispier they will be.
Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before
transferring to cooling rack.
7. Ice cookies and decorate as desired.
Icing:
1 C. confectioners’ sugar
2 t. milk or half and half
2 t. light corn syrup
¼ vanilla or almond extract
Assorted food coloring
1. In a small bowl, stir the confectioners’ sugar and milk until
smooth. Beat in corn syrup and extract until icing is smooth
and glossy. If icing is too thick, add more corn syrup.
2. Divide into separate bowls and add food coloring. Spread
icing on cookies with a knife, or place frosting in zip lock
bag. Snip the tip of the bag and pipe frosting onto cookies.
Sprinkle with various decorator candies
.

Enjoy Dr. Reminga’s favorite cookies!

Standing for long periods of time is common during the holidays.  The kitchen seems to be a familiar place with all the baking and preparations that are a big part of the season. Feet can get achy, sore and easily fatigued as a result. Dr. Reminga, at Northern Foot Care Center has some helpful tips for your exhausted holiday feet!

Dr. Reminga’s Tips:

  • Stand on a cushioned mat while working. This will help absorb the pressure that the feet absorb when bearing down on a hard surface for extended periods.
     
  • Keep a stool handy. Sit down for periods of time when standing for prolonged periods. This will help take pressure off the feet and allow them to rest. Do as much work as possible sitting down. This will help reserve your energy so that you can get more done instead of quitting because your feet are too sore and fatigued.
     
  • Make sure your shoes aren’t too tight. Wear a shoe with good support. If your shoe have laces, make sure they are tied comfortably which will help avoid extra pressure on your feet.
     
  • Foot and body alignments needs to be correct. When we are standing for long periods, our whole body should be aligned properly, from head to toe. If our feet are not aligned properly, the whole body can become fatigued quickly. At Northern Foot Care Center, Dr. Reminga, a board certified foot and ankle specialist says, “If your feet are not aligned properly, you can experience foot pain, knee pain, back pain, joint pain as well as neck pain and headaches.” All of these conditions can stem from our feet. Dr.  Reminga may recommend orthotics, a custom fabricated corrective device which are placed in the shoes.

Dr. Reminga and the Staff at Northern Foot Care Center would like to wish everyone the Happiest of Holidays and all the Best in the New Year!

 

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