I am volunteering on Tuesday to work the polls for the election. The hours are long, the pay is low, but I think it'll be a fun experience. Plus, it's a day off of work, and since I'm out of vacation time, this is as close as it gets as time off.
I was told that the hours are 5:30am to 7:30pm or until all the voters in line at 7:30pm have voted. I was also told that it's highly recommended that you bring breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the day because it will probably be too busy to go out for any breaks.
I thought I would be nice for the other poll workers and make some cookies for the day. What better thing to make than elephants and donkeys, the symbols for the Republican and Democratic parties.
I made more elephants than donkeys, because let's face it...the elephants are going to need a majority of something on Tuesday, and it's probably not going to be votes!
I'm happy to say that I've already voted several weeks ago for Barack Obama. It surprises me that there are still "undecided" voters out there. How is this even possible? You're either for a rational, intelligent individual, or you're either racist, ignorant, or an idiot. If you don't think any of those apply to you, then it's probably the last one. Who the hell thinks it's a good idea to elect a grumpy old man who's a 72 year old heartbeat away from putting in the dumbest bitch in the free world?
So my request is that if you're voting for Obama, get to the polls early and place your vote if you haven't already, and if you're thinking about voting for McCain, either don't go out, or do what Ms. Palin thinks should happen and just let "God do what's right" on election day.
Onto the cookies....
- 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
- 2 cups white sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 5 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely. (I baked mine only for 5 minutes because I love soft, chewy cookies.)