Monday, December 14, 2015

The BEST Sugar Cookies

I hope everyone had a great weekend! We had pretty unforgettable one! I can't believe there is only one more weekend until Christmas! And even better my mom comes on Christmas Eve. I can't tell you how excited we are for her to spend Christmas with us.

I worked all day Saturday but on the way home I really wanted to go see some Christmas lights. It was totally last minute but after we finished eating dinner we packed Kinley up and headed to a street that was full of beautiful houses. My friend had told me there was a street at the ocean front that goes all out with the lights. They definitely did not disappoint and Kinley enjoyed every minute. If you are a local reader it is off of 43rd and Pacific.


Sunday we had our family fun day! I love Sunday's with the family. It is the only day we all three get to spend the whole day together so we soak up every minute that we can. We went to Target and grocery shopping, made sugar cookies, made a few special deliveries of cookies and made a wonderful Philly cheese steak dinner with side salads. Perfect day.


I found the best sugar cookie recipe on PB&J Babes blog. I love reading her blog and her kiddos are the cutest. You should definitely go check her blog out. The recipe was super easy to make and the cookies are the best I have ever had. I highly recommended making these as soon as possible! And the almond extract is a MUST. It makes the cookies.

Christmas Butter Cookies
COOKIES
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 sticks butter, softened
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
ICING
4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3-4 tablespoons milk
Festive sprinkles
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Heat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar until well combined.  
Add vanilla and almond extract, and then the eggs.   
In a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture while beating on low speed until smooth.
Scoop the dough by rounded tablespoons and roll into 1-inch balls.  Place them evenly spaced on a non-stick cookie sheet.  Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the cookies are golden brown at the edges and puffed.  Cool 3-5 minutes on the pan and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before icing.
While the cookies cool, prepare the icing.
Combine softened butter, vanilla, and powdered sugar, adding milk to thin as desired.

Once the cookies have cooled it is time to frost and decorate! 



She wanted the two colors separate....at first :)

 




Yep you caught me eating all the sprinkles mom. 


All finished and looking so pretty! We had such a great time making these cookies! I hope you enjoy these as much as we did. 






20 comments:

  1. Sugar cookies are my absolute favorite! Thanks for the recipe!

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  2. love sugar cookies, but I never decorate them! I love what you did to yours... maybe I'll try it this year.

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    1. We had such a blast decorating them. I think I'm still stepping in sprinkles :)

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  3. I've been looking for a good sugar cookie recipe - the last one I tried wasn't that great! I'll definitely be making these this year!

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    1. You definitely need to try these! So yummy!!

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  4. These look so yummy and are making me hungry! This is a good recipe to try in the next couple of days. Thanks!

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    1. Let me know if you try them and how they turn out!!

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  5. I'm always up for a good sugar cookie recipe. The thing I dislike is cutting them out. I think dropping them and just putting the frosting and colored sugar on them is a good idea and much easier. Might have to try this one!

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    1. I made all of these balls and then when I took them out I used the cookie cutters to have some shapes. Worked perfect!!

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  6. Just wanted to pop in and say Kinley is adorable. Love her leggings!

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  7. I just made our sugar cookies tonight and I was not super thrilled with how they turned out! I should try this recipe next time!

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    1. You should definitely try! They weren't a huge ordeal to make lime some sugar cookie recipes.

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  8. So cute! I'm always looking for good new cookie recipes to try. And Kinley looks so stinking adorable in that little headband! Love it!

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    1. You must try Lauren! Thank you so much!!

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  9. Looks like you all had so much fun with the sugar cookies! They look yummy, and I love the pics of your cutie and the sprinkles!

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    1. We did have a great time! There were sprinkled everywhere :)

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  10. I love christmas sugar cookies! They are fun to eat and make. I always have trouble with the icing though.

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    1. This icing recipe was super easy. I added a little more milk to have it a little thinner. It turned out great. But made a lot!

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