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Fess up: Are you a Netflix cheater? Did you promise to wait to watch the new season of OITNB with your spouse, but then watch it by yourself on the bus home? If so, you’re not alone – 46% of streaming couples “Cheat” with their programming!
And the whole family can fall victim – how many “Kids” shows have you watched on your own to make sure it was family appropriate, only to become hooked yourself? I watch an embarrassing amount of cartoons by myself, which is probably a testament to my immaturity. But hey, at least I’m the “Cool aunt” who can impress my nieces with my knowledge of My Little Pony characters!
If Netflix cheating has caused a rift in your family, it’s time to heal the wound. One way you could do this is by baking up a batch of treats as an apology – food always soothes an argument! – and having a family Netflix night where you can all catch up on your favorite shows – together. This sugar cookie recipe was inspired by Legend Quest, a Netflix original cartoon that just premiered today, February 24th, meaning that no one in your family will have gotten a chance to watch ahead yet!
Legendary Legend Quest Sugar Cookies
In Legend Quest, a brave teen steers a ghostly ship all over the world in order to stop evil forces, one adventure at a time. In keeping with the globe-trotting theme, I looked to my vintage Prudence Penny Regional Cookbook for inspiration. This 1939 cookbook shares local recipes and specialties, perfect for trying a taste of different regions. The classic sugar cookie I’m sharing today hails from New England, and will give you the perfect fuel for your next quest – whether that’s fighting ghouls like Leo, or just enjoying a Friday night binge watching session!
1 C butter
2 C sugar
3 eggs, well beaten
4 C flour
1 tsp. vanilla
Additional sugar to sprinkle on cookies
Cream butter, then add sugar and vanilla, creaming until fluffy and light. Add eggs, beating well. Add flour and mix until thoroughly combined. Chill the dough for 20 minutes, then roll out about 1/4″ thick, cutting out the cookies with a round cookie cutter. Place on a foil-covered cookie sheet and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 400 degrees for roughly 10 minutes or until done. You’ll want to watch these cookies like a hawk as they can get overdone very quickly – so in other words, don’t start a Netflix show and get distracted while they’re baking! 😉
Are you a Netflix cheater?