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10 Year Blueversary

JetBlue launched it’s first flight between JFK and Fort Lauderdale on February 11, 2000, and they celebrated their 10 year Blueversary this year,… by hiring me! They also gave away 1,000 free tickets to New Yorkers who played a treasure hunt spawned by Facebook and Twitter, and hosted a $10 fare sale between the first 10 blue cities!

I first jetted on JetBlue in 2004 from Seattle to New York City in an A320. They/now we, were offering a $99 rate, plus friends jet free! Gabriel and I traveled coast to coast in the roomiest leather seats, each with our own individual tv (on every seatback), with direct TV, and each of us had an XM radio dial connection – all for under $250.

JetBlue is notorious for it’s promotions. Last summer, 2009, JetBlue offered an unlimited monthly pass for just $599, that’s right-jet unlimited for one calendar month for just $599! Keep your ears and eyes peeled, JetBlue has more to come…

In honor of this blueversary celebration, I bring you:

Sugar Cookies in Flight

JetBlue jets two types of aircrafts, the A320 and the E190, always purchased for the airline brand new. Each aircraft is painted white, with one of 8 unique designs on the tail fin; stripes, harelquin, window pane, bubbles, plaid, dots, mosaic, and the new 10th Anniversary design. Each of my cookies were inspired by one of the tail fins.

Dough
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 egg
Beat together until creamy


Incorporate
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Mix until well combined

Add
2-4 tablespoons milk until dough is a play dough like consistency

Roll one color to ¼ inch on lightly floured surface
Cut out shapes using airplane cookie cutter

Bake at 400°F, 5-10 depending on thickness of cookie-or until a barely detectable shade of golden appears on the base of the cookie
Let cool on wire rack

Frosting
1 stick butter
2-3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-3 drops of milk
Mix together until smooth and spreadable

**Disclaimer: I know that Royal Icing is a much prettier way to decorate sugar cookies, have you seen The Hungry Housewife?, but… unfortunately I don’t like the way it tastes. I want thick, buttery, tasty frosting on my smooth, chewy, soft sugar cookie.

Where We Jet!

The Whole Can of Soda

One year ago: Best of Both Worlds, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, and not the other way around.



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