This weekend, the midwest was basically a sheet of ice, so we decided to stay in and get some baking done! We go extra big on Valentine’s Day since it is Harper’s birthday eve (if you’ve been here a while, you know how we roll) so we baked up a giant batch of my grandma’s sugar cookies.
Watching the girls decorate cookies is probably my favorite thing ever. They concentrate so hard piling the frosting on two inches high and loading them with an impossible amount of sprinkles. The best part is loading up plates of them to deliver to our friends & neighbors, always double your recipe when it comes to sweets!
The recipe is super simple. I loved making them with my grandma when I was little and have her recipe card to keep forever, even though we know it by heart now.
Cream together: 1 Cup Sugar, 2 Sticks Softened Butter. Add: 2 Eggs, 4 Tablespoons Cream (Half & Half), a smidgeon of Vanilla. Mix Together. Then Add: 3 Cups Flour, 2 Tsp Baking Powder, 1 Tsp Baking Soda. Mix well (I used my hands here). Refrigerate dough at least two hours. Roll, cut & bake at 350 degrees for about 6-7 min.
We do a simple buttercream frosting using 1 cup softened butter, 3-4 cups powdered sugar, 2 tsp. vanilla & 2 tbsp. milk.
If you make these, be sure to let us know how you liked them!! Happy Valentine’s week friends!! XO297
Estelle Carlson says
So fun and cute! BTW what are the black mats you used on the table for the cookie project?
I was about to go searching your blog for this recipe yesterday!!! Thank you for posting again!!! ???????
Yum!’ Thanks for sharing!
Katie Sawyer says
These are my favorite kind of posts!
Alexis Foreman says
For the cookie dough and the frosting, do you use real butter (salted or unsalted) or butter with vegetable oil in it? I’ve been using your recipe for years and they are seriously the best cookies! I’m still trying to figure out the frosting though.
Jessica Garvin says
real, salted butter 🙂
I make these all the time with my girls. In fact we will be making these tomorrow for valentines day parties. We use a royal icing for them
You’re the best! Thank you!
what a lovely idea! I think I might try these! Quick question: Where did you get those big baking mats? They surely make cleaning up a lot easier?!
Elizabeth Smith says
So sweet! (pun intended!) What is the black mat you’re all decorating on?? Intrigued for my own 4yo!
So sweet!! One of our favorite V-day traditions too : )
Lauren Ramsey says
I made them last year for Christmas. They are heavenly! Thank you for sharing the recipe!
Adrienne Palmer says
Thank you so much for the recipe! I’m going to try these today with my little boys!
Perfection. But the best photo is Marvin’s position under the table. True dog love right there.
Looks delicious! Wondering if you would also mind sharing where you found the mat you use to cover up the table? I tried searching ‘baking mat’ and ‘cookie decorating mat’ and I’m coming up empty! Thanks!
Sorry I just asked yet another question about the table mats! Should have read the comments first ?!