This weekend’s big project was our Easter sugar cookies. Now, not to toot my own horn, but the family has lovingly dubbed me the sugar cookie queen lol. Hey, if I get to be the queen of something…even if it’s sugar cookies… I’ll take it! There are folks who get very upset if I skip making these cookies, especially at Christmas. They are so good in fact that making them just once a year at Christmas is never quite enough so we often make them at Halloween and then either Valentine’s Day or Easter. They are quite the project and can be a bit time consuming to decorate so they end up being a two-day event. Cut out and bake them one day, and then frost them the next.
The cookie recipe is a recipe that I got from my best friend back in high school and I’ve been using the same one ever since.
Cream the butter and sugar. Then add eggs and vanilla and mix. Add dry ingredients and mix again. At this point I will slowly add in the water until the dough is the consistency I need it to be. You may need to use the full 1/3c or possibly less. I usually refrigerate the dough and come back to it later to roll and cut out cookies. This dough is a pretty good consistency right off and I have rolled and cut it immediately without chilling it when I am pressed for time. Roll them out and cut them out! I like to roll them THICK, but choose your desired thickness. Bake at 350 degrees on a cookie sheet for 8-10min. Like I said, I like them very thick and as a result I usually end up bumping the bake time up to even 12min. They are done when the bottoms are just starting to turn a light golden brown.
All the cookies you see here the kids decorated themselves. It’s a fun for all ages activity! We all have fun eating them too! And…there’s more than a couple of guys in the house whose favorite tradition it is to try and “steal” dough while I’m cutting out cookies. Big shenanigans go on here to try and distract me while one person swoops in and steals cookie dough 🙂 In fact, I’m pretty sure stealing dough is mostly the reason that ‘A’ asks me to make these!
These look FANTASTIC! Thanks for the tutorial…I loved decorating sugar cookies when I was a kid. Can’t wait to do it with my own kids.
Thanks Amanda! Sugar cookies was my favorite tradition as a kid. We have managed to keep them going. My Mom refuses to make them anymore lol, she said that torch has been handed off lol.
These came out so pretty and I bet they were very tasty.
Thanks Vicky 🙂 Yes, they are delish. I just saw yours too. I love the painting with icing idea!
These look so tasty! I’m always looking for new recipes to try. I’m glad we didn’t make ours yet…copying this recipes down now!
I hope you like them! I can never go wrong with this recipe 🙂
These look lovely and I am sure they tasted great too. I have let my daughter paint glazed cookies with food colors, will have to get her try icing next time.
Thank you for linking to Kids Co-op and hope to see you again next week!