sugar cookie time

My dear aunt sent Elizabeth her own spatula, some sprinkles, and an apron in an “open now” present for Christmas. Such a fabulous gift for any child that has parents willing to let them cook. Oh man, did E go crazy over her new goods. WOW. Of course, the very next morning we had to get up and make some cookies. The only kind I could think of for sprinkles are sugar, and I remembered a recipe I saved that might just work.


My helpers were DEVOTED to cookie making. The work is worth it. 


You want the recipe, I know. I will share… just like E shared some of them with neighbors.


The cookies turned out delicious (first time with this recipe!), we got some fun photos, and had a very good time.


the recipe:

1 cup (2 sticks) softened butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4  cups flour

1. Beat butter 1 min, then add sugar, baking powder, and salt. Beat until combined, scrape sides as needed.
2. Add in egg and vanilla and beat until mixed and then add flour (slowly) and beat in. If you need to, mix some of the flour by hand (don’t overbeat!) Chill dough in fridge for 1hr (or in freezer 15min!)
3. Preheat oven 300degrees and roll dough in balls (I went small on mine- about 1-1 1/2″) and then roll in sugar. I used sprinkles on some, red and white sparkling/sanding sugar on others). Bake 15 minutes but do NOT let them brown!

The cookies are super tender and delicious… buttery MMMM.

18 thoughts on “sugar cookie time”

  1. How cute and what a great present! My daughter got a chef’s costume complete with a coat, puffy hat and pants so now she transforms herself into Chef Ayla all the time! It’s so cute though and it’s given me plenty of cooking pictures that will have to be scrapbooked!

  2. How fun! These pictures will make the *sweetest* layout!

    With two sticks of butter in the recipe, they should taste “buttery…MMMM”! What lucky neighbors : P

  3. YUM! i just made sugar cookies myself sunday night 🙂 Such a great holiday cookie! and well anytime cookies actually!

  4. Oh yummy, I need some cookies. And how cute, I love your pictures, I need to make some time out and cook with my kids.

  5. Yum!! I am going to try this recipe with my boys – they will LOVE the decorating/ messy part.

  6. Hi there, those cookies look Delicious and the helpers look so dedicated to the job…lovely memories here.

    Thanks for sharing

    PS You are more than welcome to send some cookies this way…hehehe

  7. How fun!! Those cookies look really good!!! I can’t wait to start baking with my little one.

  8. I miss those special moments of making cookies even tho I had all boys……….and now when it’s just the 2 of us you kinda wonder whether it’s worth all the fuss. Thanks for bringing back some fond memories May!

  9. What a great gift and a fun memory. Seeing all your awesome pictures makes me wish I had of taken pics of all the years DS & I made cookies & decorated them. We’d wrap them up & give as gifts from him. He loved it.

  10. Fabulous! Someone did this for my kids..sent them an open now pkg with an apron/ingredients! So much fun. They use their Santa aprons every year, but now DD’s is a bit small!

    Great photo’s…such wonderful memories for all of you!

  11. What a great gift! Looks like these memories will not be forgotten for a very long time. E will probably be doing a LO about this special childhood memory!

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